Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Destination D by Lori Beard-Daily -- Author Interview and Giveaway

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 fiancĂ©, 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?

A broken promise from their school days at Spelman College takes three successful friends in Atlanta to an unexpected destination of discord, duplicity, and denial. Their personal demons drastically alter their friendship and their life’s destiny.

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:
An accomplished playwright and marketing/public relations executive, Lori Beard-Daily is a graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor of arts degree in English. Lori has written stage plays: Trunk of Fate, Daddy’s Girl, and Civil Unrest, two of which were directed and produced by the late theater thespian, Carol Mitchell-Leon. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lori and her husband Bryon Daily live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their three children: Erin, Erica, and Eric.
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  1. I like a plot that keeps me guessing. I tend to race through books that do this. Dying to unravel the twists & turns.


    1. Then you will love the book! I would love to hear your opinion.

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    1. Thank you for the opportunity to talk about Destination D!

  3. You know that one of the things I never think of is thinking about the characters professions and if they are realistic or not. Definitely something that makes it more realistic!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. To your point, I've had attorneys email and give me their opinion on my lawyer character. I have heard some very interesting view points. So, it is very important to stay true to the profession as much as possible - even in fiction. You never know who will be reading it!

  4. I love books I can't put down because I have to see what happens next.


    1. I hope you feel that way about Destination D! I would love to hear back from you after you've read the book!

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It is great to hear you've already begun a sequel

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. yes, I have! And it has taken me a shorter time to write the sequel than the original version

  6. When I first started reading for fun I would speed through them because, hey-- reading was FUN! Who new?!
    I love the Beauty and the Beast plot :-)


  7. like all kinds of plots

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Great! Then you would enjoy Destination D!

  8. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. I enjoy all kinds of plots.
    Destination D sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. You are welcome! I hope you get a chance to read it!


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