Author Lola James stopped by my blog for a great interview today! Enjoy!
Olivia: Share a little bit about yourself. Did you always see yourself as a writer?
Lola: First off, thanks for having me on your blog Olivia! Let’s see, I am married with three cuties for children and I moonlight as a writer. I live in South California and I enjoy traveling.
No, I didn’t know that I wanted to be a writer. For a long time I thought I wanted to be an attorney, but I married one and that was quickly diminished. I have been writing since I was a tween so I just it just came natural.
Olivia: Your book is in queue on my “to read” list, but I haven’t gotten to it yet. Tell us about Bound to Remember and how others can find it?
Lola: Well my book Bound to Remember is about a young doctor named Toni that can’t exactly remember the details about her life because she is under a spell. There is a deadly reason for her not remembering too. It’s available to buy on: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Olivia: Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
Lola: My imagination, I have to give it to all the credit to my imagination. I’d like to think it was me but alas I am not that creative. My imagination is vivid and I see things like a movie playing in my head. I just write down the things I can remember and hope the rest will come to me.
Olivia: I’m from the Gulf Coast and we have a thing called hurricane parties. The idea is to hunker down all together with friends and family to weather the storm. If you were going to host a hurricane party, which one of your characters would you want to be there and why?
Lola: After my initial fear, I’m use to the ground shaking not wind and water; I would definitely hope Dawn would show up! She is one of the doctors, in Bound to Remember. She is a Southern belle, a hoot to be around, and I might ask her to host it for me! She is sassy, confident, and unintentionally funny. I think she would enjoy it as much as I would enjoy her being there.
Olivia: Are you anything like any of your characters?
Lola: Sort of, I am a little bit more outspoken than any of my characters. Also, I have a weird sense of humor so I try to keep my personality away from them. I sometimes think what would my characters do in a given situation and I think my outcome would be bolder than theirs would.
Olivia: It seems so many of us are writing series or trilogies. Why do you think that is?
Lola: I LOVE trilogies books and movies and I had planned on my books being trilogies but my characters have other plans. They all want their story out! I think it’s hard to stop a good thing. I mean eventually all the best stories must end but it is hard to let go of them sometimes.
Olivia: I’m sure you try to read as much as you write. Tell us about a book you’ve read recently that just blew you away!
Lola: I tend to fall in love with books and the most recent book I read for fun was Fifty Shades trilogy. I not only fell in love I wanted more! Lol. It is not a paranormal romance nor is it a typical romance either, but it was good on so many other levels and if you have an open mind try it.
Olivia: You’ve got some new projects in the works. Can you tell us about what we can look forward to in future?
Lola: I have a new book named Fate’s Design that comes out on March 27, 2012; it is the first book in the Fate Series. It will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
I also am editing Unbound right now that is book two in this Spellbound Series it should be out by May 1, 2012!
Thanks so much, Lola! Great interview and I look forward to enjoying your books!
Bound to Remember
Book One of the Spellbound Series
Vampires and Witches and Myths, oh my!
Toni is a young doctor with a past she can’t remember and a deadly reason for forgetting it.
Ben is a nurse who has his own tragic past and transfers hospitals after an act of heroism forces his secluded life public.
Ben can’t believe his eyes when he meets Toni, she has an uncanny resemblance to an old friend of his, and Toni can’t help but find Ben irresistible.
Enter Kevin, Toni’s sexy but arrogant Ex. Kevin’s jealousy of Ben blinds him from his main objective, Toni.
A dangerous secret is revealed and a magic spell seems to be a quick remedy, but the witch that helps has a little more than magic up her sleeve…