Chat with Anne Tyler Lord
The Penny Dreadful party has wrapped up, thanks to everyone who came out for it!
Here are the Transcripts from the chat – watch for more chats to come!
TPDonline So Anne, to start we have an easy question for you. tell us a bit about yourself
AnneTylerLord I am a psychotherapist who has primarily written non-fiction, but I decided to begin writing fiction last year
AnneTylerLord I wanted to start writing fiction 10 years ago, thought I was too busy, but actually, I think it was self-doubt and fear
AnneTylerLord I left my PhD program in my late 20s, took lit classes at U of IA and the writing bug bit me
TPDonline How did you get the idea for writing about the Russian Mafia? Esp about a Xmas going horribly wrong?
techtigger (same question, in stereo! *lol*)
AnneTylerLord I took a comical look at the mafia to have a little fun with them – I thought their family life would be good material
AnneTylerLord Novel is about search for meaning & freedom for Jack & Alex – who get kidnapped in Budapest, have to find way home
AnneTylerLord I believe serial fiction will always be around and readers will come back for more
AnneTylerLord I have been very thankful for the support of my readers, it has been one of the main sources of my motivation to continue