Are you male or female?
Is there someone
special in your life?
There are many special people in my
life. I think it depends on what you mean by special.
Tell us a little about
I like to take quiet walks, I can sit
for long periods of time just watching the creatures of the forests
I love animals.
I enjoy horses, riding, and at one time, training them.
Like Ann Bounty, I have derived great enjoyment in fencing.
I have a good sense of humor.
My dog, Murph keeps me balanced.
I am enjoying feedback on The Legend of Ann Bounty Web Site. And I am still working on the site.
What is your occupation?
I have many skills.
I am President of, The International Fan Club for Xena Warrior Princess. Since the end of Xena, there is not that much to do with this fan club now. Though I still have many members from all over the world.
How did you discover
Xena? What got you hooked?
I was channel surfing one day and came
upon the show. It was different from anything I had seen. A beautiful
woman, handling herself with ease.
Why are you writing FF?
I had a friend that dared me to give it
a go. And once I began to write, the characters seemed to become a part
How did you choose your
pseudonym if you have any?
Anita Louise is my name.
When you start to write
a story, do you see the whole story in your mind, or just bits and
When I begin to write a story, I have a
preconception of what it will entail.
What Xena episode has
been the most influential for your stories?
What priorities do you
have? Writing or "real life"?
Since writing and real life intermingle,
I would say they are both priorities to me.
Which other television
shows (or movies) - if any - influence your writing?
Are there any other
authors or other artists you feel inspired you?
Except for Xena and
Gabrielle, which character do you love to write about the most?
The flaming red head, Ann Bounty. She has been a pleasure to create
I also love writing Skylar Richmond, Bobie Parker stories and all
in these stories.
What constitutes the
basic elements or the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle in your
Xena and Gabrielle are close friends. They would die for the other. In my stories, they share a deep love.
Of course in my stories, Xena meets Ephiny long before she meets
Gabrielle. But there will never be anyone to take the place of
the other in their hearts, they are indeed soul-mates.
What is the most fun
in writing FF?
Creating the characters. Talking to fans
about the stories.
Which is your favorite
Is There a Doctor in the House.
When did you start to
I have been writing most of my life in
one way or the other.
What do you think of
the subtext, and why are you so graphic in your stories?
I think that sub-text gives the stories
a verve they wouldn't have. True love is hard to find and if a person
is lucky, they may be graced in their lifetime, with a love only dreams
are made of.
Is your writing
influenced by events of the currently running season of XWP?
Where do you take the
time to write? How does your writing rhythm look like?
When I can find a quiet moment, I will
put pen to paper. I spend quality time at the computer.
What do you personally
think about the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle?
I believe the two are soul-mates. They
have shown how much they love one another. They are destined to be,
just as the stars that shine down upon us.
How do you handle
flames or negative criticism by subtext opponents?
I have never had this problem. If
there is criticism, I will handle it the best I can. Not everyone likes
everything. I have found fans to be open and kind in their mail.
What do you think
Joxer . . . He is all right. I think if
they gave Ted a good story line he shines in his performance.
I enjoy, Seeker of The Legend filmed now
at Renaissance Studios in New Zealand. Ted
has roles in this and looks much better than he did on XWP. When given the opportunity to
shine he does it well.
What do people think
about your stories? How do you find out?
Ann Bounty is listed in many places on the internet. As well as my stories regarding Xena and Gabrielle.
Do you work with
I did have someone that checked the stories and was supposed to fix grammar errors, etc.
For this I apologize.
Do you write alone or
do you confer with other Xenites about stories in progress?
I write alone.
I do enjoy feed back from the fans who read my stories.
This interview was first done by Elonka Enzensperger
What do you think of the way the series ended?
I am saddened to see it end like this. Xena has been a role model to many. The two women brought out the best. It certainly opened my eyes to many things. If not for Xena I wouldn't have found the wonderful friends I now have, on line and off.
My heart would never have been opened again. I think that about says it.
This question asked by Ren