RAMONA PORTELLI speaks with Author K’ANNE MEINEL – Ramona Portelli Blog

RAMONA PORTELLI speaks with Author K’ANNE MEINEL

K’Anne Meinel is a prolific best-selling fiction writer with more than one hundred published works including shorts, novellas, and novels.  She is an American author born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised outside of Oconomowoc. 

Upon early graduation from high school, she went to a private college in Milwaukee and then moved to California.  Many of her stories are noted for being realistic, with wonderfully detailed backgrounds and compelling storylines.  Called the Danielle Steel of her time, K’Anne continues to write interesting stories in a variety of genres in various fiction categories.  Her website is @ www.kannemeinel.com

Ramona: Tell me more about your latest books

K’Anne Meinel:A new action-adventure series and you don’t have to wait for the next books to come out!  We are releasing the first four at the SAME time!  You can read any of these four in any order too!  These are currently up for pre-sale for under $5 but will be available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE!  Check them out! 

Shanghaied: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733661131
Melissa Lawrence’s life had been planned out for her.  As a wife in the upper echelon of New York society, she was expected to take her place among some of the wealthiest people in America.  A society that judges you on your looks will ignore certain things because of the money your family possesses, which you will eventually inherit; however, certain peccadillos will never be acceptable, and as Melissa becomes Mel and begins to realize her potential, life sends her on a journey she never could have anticipated. 

Outback Born: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WFBFJ1X

Alinta, raised in a simple land far from the white man, is suddenly thrust into their realm through no fault of her own.  Suddenly, she must learn to survive amongst these strange, unfamiliar creatures.  But not all white men treat her the same: Some see her as the frightened girl she is, and some see her as the amazing woman she is about to become.  Follow along as this primitive aboriginal child/woman attempts to survive in a new and rapidly changing world. 

Outback Bred: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WCSW9NM

Melissa Lawrence swims ashore in Australia.  She has no idea what to expect after escaping her captors.  Since becoming Mel Lawrence, she finds her interests are expanding beyond just the “woman of means” role she had been raised to accept.  After finding someone to teach her about becoming a grazer, she herds a flock of sheep into the Australian outback.  She never imagined she would find a mate, a land that challenges her, and a life she felt she was bred for. 

Outback Heritage: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WJX2Z42

Senora Mary Carmen Valenzuela Pearson inherits half a ranch, a sheep station in the Outback of Australia.  As a ranch owner in Central California this creates a problem for the American.  Deciding to sell her ranch and travel to see what her uncle has left her, she loads up her children, her cousins, their families, and her valuable horses and takes a ship to Australia.  The journey will take months by water and months once she gets to Sydney to arrive on the station.  Follow along as Carmen finds out where she truly belongs, if this Outback station is part of her heritage.

Ramona: What was the most challenging aspect of writing?

K’Anne Meinel: Keeping the storyline consistent.  With four in this series coming out at the same time, I wanted the reader to really feel these women and their stories.

Ramona: What motivated you to become an author? 

K’Anne Meinel:I love reading and my favorite authors weren’t releasing their books fast enough for my reading habits.  Then I thought, why not try to write and see if you can do that.  My first book SHIPS was the result of that in 2003.

Ramona: What brought you to write your books? 

K’Anne Meinel:These four which are the start of a series have been in my head for a long time.  I was able to combine the various stories I had in mind and trim down my backlog.

Ramona: How many books have you written so far?

K’Anne Meinel:110, this includes shorts, novellas, and novels.

Ramona: What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?

K’Anne Meinel:So many, I’ve read thousands.

Ramona: What is your advice for aspiring writers?

K’Anne Meinel: Read what you love and then write it in your own words, your own ideas, your own stories.  You have to start somewhere, we all do, so just write.  Even if you write crap, crap can be cleaned up.  Make sure you get a good beta reader, not a friend, who can read what you wrote, fill in gaps, and tell you their opinion.  Keep in mind, it’s their opinion.  Then, get a good editor before you even think of publishing.  That way you can present your best work to either a publisher or if you decide to self-publish.

Visit K’Anne Meinel book links – amazon link:-

K’Anne Meinel Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/K.Anne.Meinel.Fan.Page 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KAnneMeinel 

Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/2/+KAnneMeinel 

Amazon Author Central:http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CLEUHYM

https://www.amazon.com/author/kannemeinel

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5039158.K_Anne_Meinel 

Pininterest:  www.pinterest.com/kannemeinel/ 

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/k-anne-meinel-a026385a 

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNi7mWLIfB576C76DCoKiOw 

Publisher: www.shadoepublishing.com 

Website: http://kannemeinel.com/ 

Blog: http://kannemeinel.wordpress.com/ 

Email @ kannemeinel@aim.com


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