Please welcome Lucianne Rivers to Among the Muses.
About the Books
Meet the Caldwell Sisters.
Reeling from their mother’s unNmely death , Jane, Allison, and Margo Caldwell each go searching for answers...and for their missing father. Treachery, traps, and temptation abound in this thrilling contemporary romance trilogy.
Do you plan out your stories in advance, or do they come to you as you write?
Generally I don't plan out my novellas; I have a premise and an arc, but write each scene organically. However, with my upcoming novel, I have had to put some major effort into plotting and structure. I once had a disastrous experience writing a single title romance. It was all over the place. :)
What part of being a published author is the best, and what is the worst? What part of writing is the best, and what is the worst?
Knowing that somebody else, apart from immediate family, thinks I can write worth a dime ... that's pretty terrific. I can't think of a downside to being published. Writing gives my over-active imagination an outlet. However, can real life ever match up to my fictional romances?
What is your writing ritual?
I usually write in the evenings, after my toddler goes to sleep.
Recommend a few books for our readers. Who are you inspired by?
THE SEARCH, by Iris Johansen was a formative book for me in the romantic suspense genre. Fantastic chemistry between the two main characters, great plot, and a troubled hero and heroine. A THIN DARK LINE by Tami Hoag is also in my top five all-time faves. She creates a dark, dangerous atmosphere as her female protagonist, a Louisiana police officer (love lady cops), enters the bayous of the Everglades with a hot, Creole detective at her side in search of a murderer. Finally, although she writes in a different genre, I adore any of Susan Wiggs' historical romances. She's a fantastic writer, probably my favorite.
Do you see writing as a career, or a hobby, or some weird mash-up of both?
It's more of a hobby. I need to write. If I don't, my vivid imagination has no outlet and I get a little stir-crazy. Whether I'll make millions from it and retire young is doubtful, but it's not about the money. I want readers to live vicariously through my characters as I have done; to dare to dream.
Author: Lucianne Rivers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Launch Date: October 2011
Buy links: B & N
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