I’d like to welcome our guest author today — Anna Markland
How My Kindle is Saving the Planet
My name is Anna Markland and I am a kindleaholic!
But I have discovered a new way to use my beloved kindle in addition to devouring romances!
I have never acquired the knack of reading long passages on the computer. My eye wanders all over the screen! When I first began writing medieval romance novels, I used to print off the completed parts and revise them by hand. After the revisions, I painstakingly went back to the Word version and applied the edits.
What next? More writing, then print off another version and repeat the process. This could happen at least twenty times as the manuscript progressed. Reams and reams of paper!
Those poor trees.
It used to be my habit, once all this printing, revising and editing was done, to load the finished kindle version on to my own kindle just to make sure everything looked okay.
Why had I not thought of it before! (Did I mention I am blonde?)
Not only does this method save a lot of paper, it is a much quicker way to edit, and somehow more satisfying. Instead of having to sit at a desk and manage hundreds of pieces of paper, I can curl up on the couch and use my thumbs to type in my notes and bookmarks.
The last few books I published, I did not use any paper at all! So not only are my stories irresistible page turners, they are also environmentally friendly! The latest one is Dark Irish Knight.
Blurb: It’s rumored Ronan MacLachlainn is the son of a selkie. But nothing can stand in the way of his vengeance for the murder of his wife and unborn child, and the loss of his ancestral lands in Ireland.
Rhoni de Montbryce is the pampered daughter of a powerful Norman Earl. Can she make Ronan whole again?
For readers familiar with my cast of characters, Rhoni is the babe born in the mountain fortress in Conquering Passion.
Kobo link -coming soon!
Dark Irish Knight is also available in paperback from Amazon.
Bio: Anna Markland is a Canadian author who writes medieval romance about family honour, ancestry and roots. Her novels are intimate love stories full of passion and adventure. Following an enjoyable career in teaching, Anna transformed her love of writing and history into engaging works of fiction. One of the things she enjoys most about writing historical romance is the in-depth research required to provide the reader with an authentic medieval experience.
Born in England, Anna has lived most of her life in Canada. Besides creating intimate stories about the lives and loves of her characters, her other passion is genealogy, and she has written histories of many of the families she has researched. This has had a big influence on her fiction writing.
The mother of four grown children, she spends her time enjoying the beauty of Vancouver Island and the incredible beaches of Panama.
Thanks Anna for joining us today. We wish you the best and thanks for sharing ways we can save trees!