This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Lori will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. A special thanks to Lori for being brave enough to come and answer our questions.
Why do you write in your genre? What draws you to it?
I enjoy drama and romance. I like stories that always keep me guessing and looking forward to learning what happens next. I try my best to keep my readers engaged the same way other writers have done for me.
What research (or world-building – for fantasy/paranormal/Sci-fi) is required?
Because my characters are in the field of law, psychology, and medicine, I researched the professions by interviewing several people in these fields. Additionally, I had them read over the chapters and give me feedback on whether I was on track or not. It was important for me to stay true to the character’s field of profession.
Name one thing you learned from your hero/heroine.
I learned that it is so important to follow your dream and not be inhibited by fear. Fear makes you powerless, and once you lose power for yourself ,you will are an easy target for self- destruction.
Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks, habits or superstitions?
The only thing that I know that might sound odd is that I like to write everything on a legal pad first and then transfer it to the computer. There is something about being able to “scratch” out information and/or erase it. I feel like I can get more intimate/closer to my craft when I hand- write.
,br> Are you a plotter or pantser?
I am definitely a plotter. I outline my stories from the beginning to the middle and the end. Although sometimes the outline changes, there is still always a plan for how the story will go.
Look to your right – what’s sitting there?
A couch and a lamp. I’m the only one in the room right now. My cousin was just sitting on the couch, and we were chatting about our childhood. But, she just left to go home. I’m sitting alone and enjoying the peace of having a little down time with no voices in the room. I enjoy reminiscing and talking with my cousin, but it’s nice to see that I’m here with just myself and the furniture.
Anything new coming up from you? What?
Yes! I’m working on the sequel to Destination D. I’m so excited. I’ll give readers a hint on one of the plots. Marco has a surprise “bride” show-up at his wedding. It is definitely, not his fiancé, Pam.
Do you have a question for our readers?
What types of plots do you enjoy most? Do you recall a time when you read a book at “break neck “speed? How long did it take you and was it worth it? Are you intrigued enough to pick up a copy of Destination D?
The first friend leads a secret life of multiple personas that allows her to escape her own reality and ease into a life of deception long before her true identity is discovered.
At the pinnacle of her career, the second friend is self-driven, sexually suppressed, and highly explosive . . . blowing up at anyone who crosses her path. Her domineering ambition drives her into a collision course with herself and steers her in an unexpected direction that becomes life-altering.
The third friend is a single mother seeking refuge from a regretful past that has finally caught up with her present. Just when she thinks her future is solid, it begins to crumble as her fate is altered by a past romance that resurfaces . . . resulting in an unexpected resolution.
About the Author:
Book Video: http://destinationdthebook.com/book-trailer/
Interview with Writer's in Focus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7_rjeGH9bY