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25 September

Author Spotlight (Part II): Annie Sullivan

As we continue to celebrate the release of A Curse of Gold by Annie Sullivan, we are featuring Part II of our interview with the author below.

Get your copy of A Curse of Gold HERE.

What makes this book special/unique, and why should readers be sure to place it on their TBR (To Be Read) list?

I’ve never seen a retelling about the cursed daughter of King Midas—especially one who has golden skin and magical gold abilities. So I think that sets this story apart from your typical fairytale retelling because you’re getting to know new characters—with a splash of new Greek mythology added in too!

 What kind of impact did writing A Curse of Gold have on you personally?

This is the first sequel I’ve ever written, and it was so much fun to watch my characters grow and mature—just as I grew and matured while writing it. I know I became a better writer while working on this novel, and I had so much fun twisting Greek mythology to create new origin stories and myths—not to mention I got to write one of my favorite characters ever…but I won’t say who that character is because I don’t want to give too much away!

How are you reflected in A Curse of Gold (or, how much of you is reflected in the book)?

There’s always a piece of me in every character I write—whether that’s a good trait or a bad habit. Plus, I also like to hide very small “Easter egg” surprises in my books. Most people will never pick up on them, but they’re there if you know where to look.

What is your favorite thing to do to promote your book?

Oh man! That’s a tough one. I love creating Instagram photos of my books—and you can check them out at www.instagram.com/annsulliva. But I also love going to conferences, teaching classes, talking to book clubs, throwing huge launch parties…I basically love it all!

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned while being a writer?

Don’t give up. Writing is a hard business to get into. There will be a lot of rejection along the way. But if you keep going and keep pushing yourself to get better, you can get your book published! So keep writing! You’ve got this!

Any additional thoughts?

I love interacting with fans, so don’t be afraid to reach out to me on social media!

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