I’m 46 years-old (47 come October 4th!), I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Roy, for the last 27 years. We live in my hometown of New London, CT where we have raised two beautiful daughters to adulthood. Currently, we’re having the time of our lives experiencing the “Empty Nest”. No ‘syndrome’ here. :) I work 30 hours a week for a local union as a secretary/AR person, web designer, and email list Mom.
How long have you been writing?
I started writing in the 4th grade and that’s more years ago than I care to count.
Do you have a favorite place to write?
I do most of my writing in my home office although I probably like writing in the bedroom the best. Trouble there is that there isn’t enough room up there for a proper desk and desktop computer. Writing in bed on the laptop can get tricky.
Why did you decide to write “Women of War”?
“Women of War” is the 5th novel in the OF WAR Series of adult paranormal/immortal/mythological romance telling the tale of Ares God of War and his ladylove Alena MacLeod, Lost Queen of the Fey Kingdom. “Women of War” fills in a lot of small but important gaps in the storyline and relates the stories of the women in Alena’s family line. Although it isn’t meant to, it serves nicely as a sort of prequel to the series but I hope people will read the series in order as reading “Women” first would give too much away.
Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
Although Alena is really the star of the show, I think her mother Maven is my favorite character in this story. She’s bold, brassy, very devil-may-care. She’s not afraid to tell anyone exactly what she thinks of them.
How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
That’s a tougher question, I always have more than one villain in a story. Here we have Cernunnos and his Exalted Druid Marteen. We have Eros the Winged God of Love who isn’t exactly a villain but, try as he does, he’s not a hero either. Lastly we have Apollo the God of the Sun who has been the ‘head’ villain throughout the series. They’re all pretty nasty wicked guys.
Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I do edit my own books but it’s nearly impossible to proofread my own work. I find that’s true of most people, no matter what you do, since you wrote it, you READ what’s not there. Your mind just fills it in and glosses over missing words and things like that. I have a few people who are kind enough to offer their assistance and proofread my work, offer their opinions/comments/feedback and such before it goes out to the masses.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m a huge homebody. I don’t like the nightlife. I don’t like to boogie. I love to just stay at home, watch movies and cuddle with my husband. Although this year the motorcycle finally got back on the road after 5 years we we’ve done a lot of riding and I bring my camera along to take pictures as we race down the road.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Unfortunately the last three Stephen King books are just sitting in my bedroom collecting dust! I used to read them cover to cover the first week they came out but lately I just can’t seem to get into it. I think it’s because I need new glasses and have for quite some time.
What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
I suppose it's a 'hardcore fan question' but: Every OF WAR Story is dedicated to three people, out of the three, who are Red and Andy?
If there's one thing I hope people take away from this series it's Hope. Never give it up. Even if it's 'dangerous'. As such, the series is dedicated to Red Freeman and Andy Deufresne the lead characters in Stephen's King Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption a/k/a The Shawshank Redemption movie.
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Schedule Women of War by Lisa Beth Darling
Sept 30- Oct 14
September 30 Interview
September 30 Spotlight
October 1 Guest blog
Cloey's Book Reviews and Other Stuff
October 2 Spotlight
Ramblings of a Book Lunatic
October 3 Guest blog
Curling Up With A Good Book
October 4 Guest blog
Reading in Twilight
October 7 Guest blog
Rose & Beps Blog –
October 8 Interview
October 9 Interview
October 11 Spotlight
Author Leah DW
October 14 Interview
Dalene’s Book Reviews