Anne Louise Bannon Would Like to Introduce Herself, But…

Photo of Anne Louise Bannon's desktop to illustrate why she's writing such a quick introduction.Is it the Third Thursday already? Shavings! (Note to self, check to see why reminders didn’t pop up). (Note to self, stop ignoring your reminders).

Hi, I’m Anne Louise Bannon. I’m supposed to be introducing myself, and my intent was to offer you a breezy little look at who I am, introduce you to the household critters, that sort of thing.

Only I’d really rather be working on my novel right now. It’s at that place where things are falling together, even though I’m really annoyed about having to off an otherwise inoffensive, nice guy of a character because it’s better for the plot.

And it’s not like I don’t have other distractions. We all do. I have a house that I need to help keep liveable, and while the dust generally waits around here, my feet sticking to the floor must be dealt with. And my husband needs clean shirts – only fair since he does the dishes. Plus the dog wants out again. The cats, as usual, can’t make up their minds, and the more I want them to, the longer they take to do it. Plus there’s the money gig which needs attention – I’ve gotten rather fond of eating, you know.

So, this is going to be quick. I’m Anne. I write the Freddie and Kathy series, set in the 1920s, the Old Los Angeles series, set in 1870 (the novel I want to get back to is the third in this one). I have a lovely husband, one adult daughter, and the critters, who I name because they don’t have the same privacy issues the kid and the spouse do. TobyWan is our basset/beagle mix. There’s the older cat Sadie, who should be Medusa, and the two young cats, Xanax and Benzedrine. There is a story behind the names, but that will have to wait until next month or some other time.

I need to get back to Death of the Chinese Field Hands. Maddie is in full interrogation mode and I need to write that.

6 thoughts on “Anne Louise Bannon Would Like to Introduce Herself, But…

  1. Death of the Chinese Field Hands? I’m reading a huge nonfiction book on Chinese and American relations, and there’s a long section on Chinese immigrants here. I’ve always been a history buff, and now I’m ready to read fiction that ties in with this. You’re on my TBR list.


    1. Thank you so much, Amber. However, it’s going to be a while before this one gets released since what I’m working on is the first draft. You can always start with Death of the Zanjero. It’s the first in the series, and you do get to meet the field hands.


  2. What a fun blog, Anne Louise. Would love to know the story behind your critters’ names one of these days. We have two cats, Yulie (Yul Brynner King of Siam) and Ellie (Elphaba Queen of Da Nile).


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