We have Lani Woodland stopping by for a tour stop today to introduce her new book to us. She has honored us with an interview with a twist. ALL of the answers are quotes from her new book Indelible.
How did you come up with the concept for this book?
“I liked to think the detectives believed me, but I think my talk of seeing ghosts and astral projection had made me seem like an unreliable witness.”
(It started as an X-files fanfic with detectives Mulder and Scully and an homage to the Queen Mary, but that was many versions ago.)
How did you come up with the names for the characters?
“my name means ‘water-lady.” (I researched Brazilian names, and Yara just seemed perfect. Many of the other names I got from friends and family.)
How much are you and the characters alike?
“I have a special relationship with chocolate. When I need it, I need it.” (Enough said.)
Do you read a lot and what are you reading now?
“every movie and book out there” (I read all the time. I just finished ‘Sean Griswold’s Head’ by Lindsey Leavitt, and I loved it.)
So what is your next project and when is it due out?
“I’m still researching that. Read the article.” (There’s no way to answer this with a direct quote, but you can look me up on Goodreads, or read my blog. My next project comes out next year. It is called ‘Pieces of Jade’. Also, ‘Inevitable’ is in the brainstorming stages.)
Do you have a daytime job or are you a full time writer?
“the envelope of pictures, but aside from that, I had nothing else to offer.” (I’m also a photographer, a wife and a mother.)
How did you get into writing novels and were you worried about peoples reactions to your books?
“This is my family business, you know. It’s what we do.” (My mom enjoys writing, my sister is also an author, and I’ve loved writing since I was a kid.)
(As far as my worries about people’s reaction to my book, I found two quotes that seemed to fit.) Answer #1: “The Seagers laughed politely, assuming it was a joke. After a few seconds Mr. Seager frowned. “You weren’t kidding?”
Answer #2: “I imagined his parent’s reaction and shuddered.”
One last thing do you collect anything personally?
“She dumped her stack of books on her desk and collapsed into her chair.”
Author Bio: Lani Woodland has been an avid reader since elementary school when she first discovered the Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins series. In sixth grade she began writing plays and recruiting (with force when necessary) her friends to act them out. Most of these early works were inspired by She-Ra, the epitome of girl power to her young self.
You can find out more about Lani here:
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