Interview with Author: Rae Anne Thayne
It is a great pleasure to welcome Rae Anne Thayne author of THE CLIFF HOUSE.
Welcome Rae Anne to The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl and thanks so much for taking the time out your busy schedule to help us get to know more about you and your stories better!
What does the title of this novel, series or set of stories signify?
THE CLIFF HOUSE, my first hardcover novel, is symbolic of taking risks, jumping into the void, exploring new opportunities and new directions. This is a story about three women, two sisters and their aunt. Each is at a turning point and each has the chance to reach outside her comfort zone to embrace the challenge and adventure of falling in love. This is a standalone novel set in a fictional town on the beautiful northern California coast.
What prompted you to write in this genre and who or what inspired you to?
Writing THE CLIFF HOUSE was a unique experience me, a chance to really have three heroines with entertwined stories. I wrote about twenty romantic suspense novels early in my writing career. While I still love reading the subgenre and feel like those are still strong stories, I discovered I was enjoying most the book where I could focus on the emotional and community aspects of my stories.
What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer and do your characters reflect some of these attributes?
It’s important for writers (and everyone!) to focus on friends, to take care of themselves and to learn not to stress about things that don’t really matter. It’s something I am continually having to remind myself about and lessons my characters need to learn too.
What makes you laugh?
Spending time with my four sisters. We always have a great time together.
What makes you cry?
So many things. The older I get, the more deeply I feel things, it seems like. I especially cry at emotional, honest writing.
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