In the Spotlight: Annette Snyder

27 03 2008

Albert’s Rain by Annette Snyder

I grew up far from movie theaters or shopping malls and spent my time reading romance novels I bought with my babysitting money at the local grocery store. Most of the time, I enjoyed them yet sometimes the endings annoyed me and I’d think, “I would end that better.” I never considered writing as more than a hobby until I finished my first novel, and third release, Travis Pass. Once Travis Pass was complete, new ideas kept coming and now I find myself looking at life as if it’s filled with millions of stories.

I’ve got links all over.  You can find me at my website

I have a contact link at my website

I also share a myspace with my firefighter hubby.  Just search the myspace accounts for ‘firefighter al’ and I’ll pop up.  My publisher Whiskey Creek Press also maintains a myspace page.


Getting to know Annette:  

Tell us about your latest book and what you think readers will get out of it.

Albert’s Rain, released December 2007, is a story of survival and strength.  Albert plans to escape slavery until he meets Rayna. When Rayna is attacked by Master Bristol, Albert offers the support of friendship. When Albert’s life is threatened, Rayna forces him to run to save his life.  This story chronicles their flight toward freedom and love and follows the pair as they struggle with life choices that accompany independence. Everyone can overcome if they have the patience and the right mindset.  

Can you describe your characters to us? Do you pattern them after anyone you know or is it pure imagination? I patterned Albert after no one.  Rayna showed up on her own as well.  I do have a good friend who helped me with a lot of the history in this novel.  He actually lived in a house in the south known for being an Underground Railroad stop.  The descriptions of the ‘hidey-holes’ he used to play in and the landscape of the land was an invaluable tool for me when it came to writing the plight of my main characters. 

What genre have you not done but want to in the future?I’m thinking I’ll work on a mystery romance sometime.  I’ve got a great idea, but I’ve never written one.  I’ll have to read up as reading the genre is one key to knowing how to write it.  

Tell us about your most erotic romantic fantasy. If you could have a 24-hour romantic fling with anyone you wanted, anywhere you wanted, where would you go, what would you do and with whom would you do it? Erotic?  You mean, after dishes and laundry and kids and work?  I’m pretty boring in real life.  A night with my husband and fewer distractions, watching a good movie, maybe with a couple glasses of wine and some strawberries….MMM!  

If you could have one special super or magical power, what would it be?I always thought it would be fun to be Double Girl.  There’d be two of me!  I could do the things I had to do, like home and work stuff, and the things I wanted to do, like vacation to far off lands, at the same time. 

VIN Diesel or Gerard Butler? Gerard Butler…definitely


Who is more fun to write about: Bad boys or Perfect Gentlemen and why? I like the bad boys who are perfect gentlemen deep down.The ones who hide the way they are because of tragedy or hardship but end up turning on themselves and being decent guys.


Do you watch reality TV? If so, what is one of your guilty pleasures? if not, what do you prefer to watch? No reality TV!! Wait that’s not true. My exchange student has me hooked in watching American Idol.


If you could visit any time and place, where and when would it be and why?

Someday I will go to the Galapagos Islands but I always wanted to live at the times when people were building Pryamids. I don’t actually ever want to build a pryamid  but I always wanted to see them at the time they were being constructed. There is apark not too far from where I live where they have a cornerstone of a pryamid that was donated and I am in awe whenever I see it.


Where can readers reach you?

Easiest place to reach me is through my website 

My contact link is there and while you’re searching, check out some of my essays and what I’m up to, where I’ll be and what I’ve got in the works.

Where are you published?

My main publisher is 

They’re great to publish with and a small press ever growing.  March is their birthday month and Whiskey Creek Press is doing a lot of special things to celebrate.  Check out the website for more information.  

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy yourself. J

 I try to always enjoy myself and believe in what I do.  If I don’t make myself happy, who will do it for me?   









4 responses

27 03 2008

Hi Annette,

Thanks for coming and being in the spotlight today. I am interested in your inspiration for your stories. Is it the same thing each time you write or different?


27 03 2008

Sounds like an interesting read. The history of slavery and the Underground Railroad fascinates me. I bet it was a lot of fun doing the research even on such a serious and touchy subject.

27 03 2008

My stories just come to me. I really really have no control over the ideas. If a character comes to me and I ignore him (or her), he bugs me until I write. And yes, there was a lot of research involved with writing Albert’s Rain. It was also the most interesting book I’ve ever done. One of my next releases, Viveka’s War, is based in the time periods from 1920-1960. I’m fortunate to have two grandmothers in their ninties and still of sound mind who helped me with all the little details of that novel. That was pretty exciting research too!

13 04 2008

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