Author Revealed

About Anita Folsom

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 2/26

Q. Previous occupations

A. I have worked in politics, real estate, as a piano teacher, and as a history professor

Q. Favorite job

A. Being a mom

Q. High school and/or college

A. Mayfield High School in Mayfield, Kentucky; Mississippi University for Women, and Murray State University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. I enjoy lots of different composers: Handel, Mozart, Barry Manilow, Charlotte Church

Q. Favorite movie

A. I can't pick just one: The Fugitive, Patton, The King's Speech

Q. Favorite television show

A. I don't watch much mainstream tv. Probably history documentaries.

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. I like to stay busy and family-centered

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. With God, all things are possible.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Barbara Tuchman, William Manchester, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Daphne Du Maurier, Robert Caro

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Bible; The Guns of August; Alone: The Last Lion; Rebecca; To Kill a Mockingbird

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Rebecca

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. "Advancement will come with hard work."  I read that as a fortune in a fortune cookie just as I was beginning to write FDR Goes to War. It is a true statement.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "This book is extensively researched."