Anne Frasier (a.k.a. Theresa Weir) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of thirty books. Her memoir, The Orchard, was an Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the October Indie Next List, a B+ featured title in Entertainment Weekly, a One Book One Community Read, Target Book Club Pick, and Books-A-Million Book Club Pick.

Monday, July 19, 2010

You Don't Complete Me

A lot of people have asked me what I'm working on now that the memoir sold. Good question. I've been vacillating between another memoir and literary suspense. Can't decide, but leaning a little more toward another memoir, one that would focus on growing up in southern New Mexico during the Vietnam war, the setting a town located between Roswell and White Sands Missile range where the first atomic bomb was tested. The story would cover four or five years, kind of a dysfunctional Freaks and Geeks. But I'm having trouble nailing down a main theme. Have some ideas, one would be to focus on people who marry the wrong person, and the reasons behind such destructive decisions and the far-reaching impact such decisions can have. And how children have a tendency to repeat the choices made by their parents, not recognizing the same patterns in themselves. This would also explore the loss of true self that goes along with many relationships.

The suspense involves an injured cop on sabbatical who questions her decision to abandon her true passion to go into law enforcement. While recovering from injuries, she uncovers a mystery from her childhood. (Don't want to go into too much detail here.)

I know it's early, but I"m putting together a blog for The Orchard. Although I guess it's not that early, because galleys will be going out in just about a year. Can't believe that!! Does it look okay? Especially in Internet Explorer? (I have a Mac, so I don't use Explorer.)

The Orchard


  1. people who marry the wrong person, and the reasons behind such destructive decisions and the far-reaching impact such decisions can have


  2. bonnie - heh! thanks for the feedback. that exploration holds the most appeal for me.

  3. Hi Anne,
    I looked at the Orchard website in Chrome, IE and Firefox. It looks great in each one. Can't wait for the book.

  4. I like the look. Can't wait to see cover art!

  5. heather, yes, i'm anxious too. will probably be next aprilish. i should create a website rather than a blog, but i have too many sites going. just so much to juggle.

  6. Marrying the wrong person and the (hellacious and stupid) reasons they do it? Girl, if you need research...I'm your girl. ;)

    I love the video for the book. Watched it on Firefox. Fantastic. I am so excited and really cannot wait to read it!

  7. It looks fantastic, Anne! And I usually hate book trailers. But I loved the music and the hook. :D

    Do you know that you've got comments restricted to blog authors only on The Orchard blog?

  8. kim, that's so funny. i really think a lot of people can relate.

    natasha, i think the music really makes the trailer. There are some details about the photos that i can't really share because they would be spoilers.

    and yes about the comment restrictions. just not quite sure what i'm going to do with the blog at this point.

  9. did i say really say really enough in that previous comment? really?

  10. I like your current website just fine. :-)

  11. Nice trailer, simple and to the point, with GREAT music. And I'm with Heather, I think this website looks perfect.

  12. Jamie, thanks!! ;)

    The music is just fantastic. I couldn't agree more.


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