Anna Adams is a French author presently living in Paris after having spent her childhood in the United States. She enjoys writing and reading young adult novels. She loves music, art, shopping, hanging out with friends and roaming in the streets of Paris, or writing in small French cafés.
She also loves to travel and to write about her trips on her blog at this address
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What inspires you to write?
What inspires me to write are all the great authors I love! Seriously, every book I read and love inspires me to follow in my predecessors’ footsteps.
Tell us about your writing process
I am an outliner. That probably comes from my Law studies. But even so, not every detail is present in my outline. A lot of detail is added as I write. To outline, I use paper and software, but mostly software.
How do you think writing for children and young adults is different from writing for an adult audience?
When children read their first books, everything is new to them. Also, children learn their first cultural references through their first books. They enrich their vocabulary, learn about the world, music, art. I think it is essential for these books to be very rich without being too complicated for the targeted demographic.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I hopelessly babble! Most of the time, I apologize to my characters when I know they’re about to go through a rough phase. I feel so bad for them!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to take the big plunge. I think, there are moments in life when you know a certain project is dear to you, and that you want to go all the way, no matter what. That’s exactly how I felt about “A French Girl in New York”, and I’m so happy I did it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Book publishing is going through an unprecedented mutating process, and I think it is becoming more democratic. Readers decide what they enjoy, and traditional publishers have to take their opinion more seriously. However, I don’t think traditional publishers will become an extinct “species”, because they are learning to adapt in this new publishing era.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?