I have a passion for folklore and urban legends. I don’t watch television other than the news in the morning. At night I read or watch You-tube videos for research on my future books.
Quickly, tell us about your upcoming releases?
The Last Vestal Virgin should be out sometime this summer. I got inspired while on tour in Rome. A young woman who has had horrific nightmares and panic attacks will come to find out she is linked to the ancient Roman Cult of Vestals and will enter a paranormal realm that will hold surprises for her and its readers.
Do you have any specific inspiring incident that turned you out as an author?
Yes. It was when I was grieving the death of both of my parents and sitting outside their room at the Hospice Ranch in Arizona. I sat under a huge tree and just began writing poems to the nurses who worked there. I felt so much emotion and compassion the words just flowed.
Who designed your cover art? How did you choose the image?
My cover art is designed by my daughter, Adrianne Curran.
Do you outline your work before you write?
Yes, I am a Plotter as they say. I think the outlining and organizational charts I make are due to the fact that in teaching the writing process to children for so many years I still follow what I taught and believe what works for me.
How do you like spending your leisure hours?
Well, living on an island in the Caribbean I have to say it is just relaxing on the beach or going boating with my hubby.
Which genre is far more appealing to you as a reader?
I love to read Paranormal Romance. I am a romantic at heart!
What inspires you to write? Is there any level of similarity with the events or characters in your book and in reality?
Funny you should ask. Many of the events in my stories reflect connections to occurrences that I had felt or an intuitive sense that seemed to come from a specific area itself. I lived out in Arizona for years and knew the Superstition Mountains held so much mystery I had to write a tale. Also here on the island I had visited the monument of the Wreck of the Ten Sails and felt a connection there also. With The Last Vestal Virgin, I also was right there where the vestals were buried and walked away that day after my tour and said to my hubby, “There is a story here.”
Which is your current read?
I am currently reading Bloodgifted, Book 1 in The Dantonville Legacy by Tima Maria Lacoba
What, in your opinion is the toughest part while carving your book?
I believe it is the outlining and plotting.
Share a word of advice with our readers and authors, if any?
I have said this before and I know many authors will agree with me in that many times the story finds us and it is one that needs to be told. As for readers, I can say what I tell my students, “Reading is the best way to increase your vocabulary, build your writing skills and enrich the imagination.”
Share one of your favorites from your music band collection, if any?
Many of my author friends know I write all my stories with the help from the mysterious music of gifted musician, Adrianvon Ziegler. His music puts me in the mood that fits right in with the genre I write. He is known as genius in his field.
If you’re a foodie, tell us about your favorite dish?
It’s gnocchi in Marina Sauce, hands down!
List any giveaways or surprises in mere future?
I will be having a release party for The Last Vestal Virgin and yes, I have some great giveaways.
Where can we find your books?
All books are available on Amazon in Kindle and in print.
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Finally, Thank you for reading my conversation with Euphonos 🙂 – Lorraine.