Dawn Ius: Anne & Henry Q&A Part 2

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Today, we bring you part 2 of our three-part interview with Anne & Henry author Dawn Ius. Catch part 1 here if you missed it, and look for part 3 on Friday!

DawnDid you learn anything surprising during your research for ANNE & HENRY?

The enormity of Anne Boleyn’s fan club! I understand it—especially after doing so much research on her—but the sheer number of fan clubs devoted to Anne Boleyn is staggering.

What was the most important element of Anne & Henry’s story that you wanted to make sure you captured in your retelling?

anne and henryI really believe that before everything turned to chaos, Henry and Anne genuinely loved each other. A common cliché is that “love conquers all.” I believe it conquers a lot, but not always “all.” Some obstacles—whether they are external or internal—are insurmountable.

What other famous real-life story would you like to see retold (by yourself or someone else) in a modern setting?

I’m itching to write LIZZIE BORDEN’S story. What can I say—I’m drawn to controversial and challenging!

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