Welcome back Laura! Today Laura is stopping back for part one of my interview with her during her ebook tour with Book Lovin' Bitches! Laura is the author of the Timeless Series and of the Summer Chronicles. Today we chat about writing in general, be sure to stop back April 15 for part two of my interview as we chat more about the series part of writing.
I'm so happy to have you at the Round Table today Laura. Might I offer you a beverage?
Tea it is. Enjoy...
BK: Please tell us a bit about yourself....
LK: I write. I read. I watch TV. I own a publishing company. I am the Program Manager of the Writing Collective at Fictionista Workshop. I used to work in a lab and do environmental work. I like coffee ice cream.
BK: What inspired you to pen this novel?
LK: Money. Wait—that’s not right! My online writing fans and my family.
BK: What draws you to write in this genre?
LK: Finally, young readers are reading again instead of playing games or watching TV. This is an exciting time in the YA Fiction genre.
BK: How do you keep your writing different from all the other novels in this genre?
LK: I read as many books as I can and don’t write using the same story lines or ideas. Genius, eh?
BK: Who is your favorite character and why?
LK: In this series: Lucia. One word: badass. In the Summer Chronicles: Summer. One word: courageous.
BK: Which character would you want to invite to dinner?
LK: Andrew! SWOOOOON! He’d be dinner, right? ::licks lips::
BK: What is your favorite part about writing?
LK: The pouring of my soul onto “paper.”
BK: Did you find any particular challenges during the writing of this novel?
LK: The rules of writing. You realize that the Chicago Manual of Style is roughly 925 pages? That’s a lot to absorb and remember.
BK: Did you learn anything about yourself as a result of writing this novel?
LK: Yes. I’m stubborn and refuse to give up, no matter how hard the work becomes. I learned I could push myself farther than anyone else could.
BK: Are you currently working on any projects?
LK: Finishing touches on Abyss, the 3rd in the Timeless Series. I’ll be writing Forsaken Harbor in April and May, the 2nd in the Summer Chronicles. Shadow of the Sun is being recorded for audiobook, and a script writer has begun a screen play for it. Of course, I have ongoing projects with Revolution and Fictionista.
BK: Any advice for new aspiring authors?
LK: Learn the rules first before you go play with the sharks. Write and never stop. And learn to accept criticism. Trust me, not everyone will love the soul you put into your book.
BK: Where can readers find you? (Facebook, twitter, website, blog, etc.)
Some Fun Facts about Laura Kreitzer:
BK: Fantasy or Horror? Fantasy
BK: Day or Night? Night
BK: Favorite Drink? Red Bull (or water)
BK: Favorite Movie? Independence Day
BK: What is a must have to write? Sleep
BK: If you could possess a supernatural power, what would it be and why? Invisibility. I could listen to people’s conversations, and I’d be incredibly rich. . . .
BK: Favorite Book? Seers of Light by Jennifer DeLucy at the moment
BK: Favorite Author? J.K. Rowling
Thank you so much for stopping in again Laura. It's so much fun talking with you. Please be sure to visit Laura online to learn more about her books already out and in progress. I, for one can't wait to read them.
Book I in the Timeless Series:
Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a Supernatural Specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she was always ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a Supernatural Specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.
As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won’t see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.