Friday, November 29, 2013

Interview with Author Loretta Laird

Loretta Laird

Welcome to Vision and Verse this morning, Loretta.  We are so happy to have you here with us.  Tell us, what have you written?

I have written a trilogy called The Passers which is a romance/fantasy following the lives of Jadara and Adamen as they fall in love whilst saving their land and fulfilling their own destiny.
I read the first one and absolutely loved it.  I'm so glad to hear it is a series, because I was so disappointed to be finished with the book.
I have also written a short Christmas story due out in early December and a modern tale called M.I.L.F. about a woman who ends up selling sex for money in her suburban home. It is a quirky story with appealing characters.

What is your favorite genre to write?
Fantasy/Romance, I think.

Favorite food.

Where would you like to visit?
The cave dwellings of Cappadocia.

Favorite musical artist.  
Like all sorts, easy rock, 80s (who doesn’t).

Do you listen to music when you write?
No. I like quiet when I write.

What makes you laugh?

How old were you when you started writing?

Where do you get your inspiration?
Years of romance novels, fantasy and great love story movies.

What do you do when you get a writer's block?
Focus on the one million other things my life demands until the muse returns. I work full time and have 4 daughters, three of whom are teenagers. Plenty more to occupy my time if I lose the urge to write and there are always edits to do – that usually works to get me back to writing!

Who is your favorite author?
J.R. Toilken

Best book you ever read.

Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
Not sure about that one. I used to want to be just like my Auntie when I was little. She drove a Spitfire and was my hero.

If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
My friend Mia who reads my books. I love talking to her as we talk as if the world of Fellnesia is real and we discuss the characters like we know them. It is so rewarding.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Keep trying. Don’t give up. You only need one person to love it and that inspires you. Give your work to someone who will be honest about it.

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  1. Thank you, Loretta, for spending some time with us this morning. I love your work. We at Vision and Verse will you much success in all your writing endeavors. Come back and see us again!

  2. Thank you so much for having me. I appreciate your support, Carol and am excited to see myself on your Blog.