Sleeplessness. When I'm constructing a story, my brain has very little down time, and wakes me up at all hours.
Can you give us a short synopsis of Four Chambers?
Charlotte is a 16-year-old heart transplant patient who thinks she's the most popular girl in school. When she has a literal change of heart, she wakes up and realizes she's the school mean girl. Her classmates aren't about to let her forget it and neither will the heart, which has a secret of its own.
What inspired you to write this book?
The story dropped into my head while I was coloring in an adult coloring book.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
In front of the computer, 2-4. In my head, 24/7. See first answer. ;-)
Name your top five favorite books.
Charlotte's Web, Vanity Fair, Lolita, The Age of Innocence, Babbitt
What are you working on now?
The sequel to Four Chambers, Room Five. It's a whodunit.
Title: Four Chambers
Author: Ann Anderson
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Freaky thing, living with someone’s else’s vital organ. Charlotte learns that the hard way when she receives a life-saving heart transplant. Her doc says all is well, but Charlotte knows the heart’s in trouble in a way science can’t measure. To make matters worse, her poor dead donor is trapped in an after-life that Char wouldn’t wish on an enemy. It’s up to her to find out what the heart needs, pay her debt to her donor and free them both from an awful fate. If she’s smart, Charlotte will also find out what a heart is really for.