My secret dream is to own a flower shop. (Well one of them anyway. I also want to own and operate a B&B, but that’s another post for another day.) And as you all know my favorite author is Janet Evanovich, on account of her humor and mishaps. And I love, love, love mysteries. So combine three of my favorite things and you get the top-selling cozy mystery on Amazon, The Final Arrangement, first in The Flower Shop Mysteries series. I’m thrilled today to have the creator of such stop by for a Beach Chat.
Today we’re chatting with: Annie Adams.
Memory: Being from , I don't have a lot of beach memories.
But, in a previous career, I traveled with a women's college sports team as a
Certified Athletic Trainer. Part of our conference included the Utah . We were all so excited to travel
there for a match, for most of us it would be our first trip there. We arrived
at 9pm, ate dinner and went to bed. The next day, we had a short practice and
then we were allowed 1 hour to find some lunch and visit the beach. Then, it
was back to the hotel to get ready for our match and then on the bus to the
soccer match. We withstood torrential rains, unlike anything I'd ever
witnessed. We lost the match, went back to the hotel, starved, soaked and caked
with red mud, then we left at 5am the next morning to catch our early flight
home. Needless to say, I need a new beach memory! University of Hawaii
Recommended Beach Read: Anything from Janet Evanovich!
One author you’d like to sip Mai Tais with on
: Agatha Christie Waikiki
Worst non-writing job: I've been pretty lucky with jobs, and I've had a lot of them. The hardest job I've ever had, hands down, both emotionally and physically has been waiting tables. Even loading trucks at UPS in a filthy, sweltering warehouse was a cakewalk compared to being a waitress. Always be kind to your restaurant servers!
Favorite quote or saying: This is one of my favorites, of which I just recently became aware: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Song you dance to when no one is watching: I'm not really a closet dancer, but when I'm alone in the car, I pop in my Edith Piaf CD and sing along to "Je ne regrette rien," at the top of my lungs. (My 2 year old niece also sings this song now, having heard it on
3--it's a riot. Madagascar
Three of your favorite things: My family, good music and pie.
Two secret vices: It's no secret, I love pie--and pastries. There's a wonderful European bakery and restaurant in
called Gourmandise. Their whole
menu could substitute for a public listing of all of my vices. Salt Lake
One pet Peeve: People who are mean or cruel just because they can be.
About Annie Adams:
Annie Adams is the author of THE FINAL ARRANGEMENT, book one in The Flower Shop Mystery series. She lives with her husband, two giant dogs, and two too giant cats in Northern Utah at the foot of the
. (Click HERE to
be taken to the Amazon purchase site.) When not writing she can be found
arranging flowers or delivering them in her own Zombie Delivery Van. Wasatch
You can connect with Annie (and find out about upcoming releases and contests) via the following links:
- Website: www.annieadamstheauthor.com,
- Blog: http://www.annieadamstheauthor.com/the-blog.html,
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnieAdamsTheAuthor,
- Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/500236.Annie_Adams
- Twitter: @annieadamsauthr http://www.twitter.com/annieadamsauthr