Stories to Love

43. April 5 Podcast Blitz: USA Today Bestseller Annie Rains

April 05, 2022
Stories to Love
43. April 5 Podcast Blitz: USA Today Bestseller Annie Rains
Show Notes

Welcome to episode 43 of the Stories to Love podcast and here with me today is Annie Rains.

USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains lives in a small, coastal North Carolina town, full of lovable folks, scenic downtown areas, and breathtaking nature—similar to the towns she writes about in her books. Annie’s love of reading and writing grabbed hold of her at a young age and never let go. Her first book was published in 2015, and she’s been writing heartfelt, page-turning stories ever since. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s reading from her never-ending TBR stack on her bedside table, taking long walks while plotting her characters’ happy endings, and living out her own happily ever after with her husband, three children, feisty rescue cat, and mischievous dog.

I’m so excited to have Annie on the podcast today as part of the April 5 release day blitz. I have a book release today—KNOW YOU BY HEART which is a contemporary romance, and she’s one of my author friends who released a book at the same time I as did! Her new release is  called The Matchbreaker Summer. In this episode, we discussed our summer experiences, writing YA for the first time, and the difference between our childhood and our children's childhood, and how she manages writing with her day job. We also commiserate about TikTok!

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