Sunday, October 12, 2014

today we have a special treat for you

Hey all. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY CANADIAN READERS AND HAPPY COLOMBUS DAY TO ALL MY AMERICIAN FRIENDS

 Today we are having a special treat for you . I recently got to interview Lori Meckley  about her books . And Thor might even make an appearance



 
Hi Lori and welcome to the blog, glad you could make it today
 
Hi thanks for having me here.
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
I was once described by a lady I worked for as a go getter, that I have fire in my spirit. I think she meant I'm a passionate person who gets shit done to be honest and that pretty much is me in a nut shell. I've done a lot of things in my life I'm proud of. I got pregnant while in 11th grade, about the same time my letter of acceptance from the FBI academy came and I was offered a spot with the Baltimore Colts cheerleaders. I cried because I wanted it all but I knew responsibility came first. So I raised my daughter, got my GED right after she turned a year old, went to college for Criminal Justice, interned crime scene and law enforcement, earned my facial reconstruction certification all after my daughter graduated from high school but I was over the age limit for the academy by then. So I finished college and worked in law enforcement for 6 years until I broke my ankle while chasing a shoplifter. That put an end to a few things because the damage was bad but hey here I am an indie author working a full-time job for the government. Who knew right? Life is like a windy day, sometimes you can walk without your dress blowing over your head showing the world your panties
 and other times it's open for the world to see.
 
YOU HAVE A BOXED SET OF BOXES OUT RIGHT NOW. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR BOOKS
The Butterfly House was my second indie book. This set is the first three books in the series and a spin off children's book. It was only going to be one book but as I wrote it the secondary characters just stole my heart. They all wanted to tell me their story so I thought ok trilogy, HA nope as it sits now there will be three more books.
 
ARE YOU WRITING RIGHT NOW AND IF YOU ARE WHEN WILL IT BE OUT
Yes I'm writing two books at a time, it seems to be how I roll. I'm writing book two to The Morticians Trilogy and the next book to The Butterfly House series which will conclude Cameron, Miles and Cheyenne's story
 
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TIME OF DAY TO WRITE
Not really but I do like to go off alone to write. I need my own sanctuary when I write. A place without interruptions and the traffic noises of real life.
 
ANY WRITING RITUALS , LIKE MUSIC OR FAVORITE PLACE TO WRITE
Music breathes life to my stories and I like dragging my laptop to the library or cafe.
 
WHO GAVE YOU THE INSPIRATION TO START WRITING
Honestly when I read my head space goes off on its own. I love researching so maybe it's because I read a lot of books like The DSM VI manual for psychological disorder. I blame college for that. I wrote a hell of a lot of papers and colleges own the most amazing libraries.
 
NOW FOR SOME RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
COFFEE OR TEA
TEA, always!
 
FAVORITE SNACK FOOD
Something crunchy like nuts or chips or pretzels
 
ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK YOU HAVE READ
Wow the hard stuff...I'd have to say I like a book that feels like you can see, feel and almost smell a story. I've loved so many books but my favorite is a set of four vampire books by Lori Herter. They are just amazing. Set in Chicago, very emotional and erotic. I love edgy erotica.
Obsession, Possession, Confession and Eternity are the titles.
 
ALL TIME FAVORITE AUTHOR
I am in awe of any writer (I don't like the word author, that to be means your work is now about money, sadly. A writer writes an Author publishes. It's like your baby leaving the best for the harsh reality of hit or miss)
But if I must pick on I'd say JR Ward, she lays out a book that just is huge in size but so deep a read you fall into readers space in your head. The story never stops in your mind. I buy her for pure pleasure.
 
FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC
Anything but rap, hip hop and I don't care for show tunes or much country.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL ANY ASPIRING WRITER.  ANY WORDS OF WISDOM
I'd say write for the love of writing, forget the mighty dollar and popularity because it will kill you. When you no longer write for you, you might as well punch out cookie dough on a sheet and bake cookies because that's what you will become. I write because I love words, places and crazy stuff like what it smells like to be in Ireland, what it feels like for three strangers to touch each other or what happens when someone walks by a café and sees a beautiful woman crying and suddenly has to go inside that café....writing is emotions, it's in color, it smells, it breathes and is given life by a writer not an author.
 
Thank you for the wonderful interview Lori . Can't wait to read more from you
 
BUY LINKS
 
AMAZONhttp://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-House-Box-Set-Childrens-ebook/dp/B00O5X15K2/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1413134158&sr=1-3&keywords=lori+meckley
 
 
 
 

 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you, that was pretty interesting questions!

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  2. Great interview. Lori is a great writer and a wonderful person. I love her books :)

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