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Q&A (plus giveaway) with Lorie O’Clare

Hi Lorie! Thank you for joining us today. Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

Hi there! Well, I’m a single mother. I have three teenage boys, ages 18, 16 and 13. We live in Kansas with our Boston Terrier, Beagle and two American Short Hairs who are kind enough to share their home with us.

How long have you been writing?

All of my life, or at least since I’ve been able to write words on paper. I have a spiral notebook (actually about 10 notebooks) full of stories I wrote when I was very young. I think I was very much into Jane Austen back then as each sentence is about a page long. J I’ve always written stories.

What is your writing process like?

I don’t really think of myself as having a routine but I guess I do. I wake up around 5am, have my alone time, get the boys up and off to school, run any errands I need to do, answer emails and check out any blogs or other sites people have suggested I look at, then start writing. I can’t really tell you how many hours a day I write. My standard answer is all day. Even when I’m not writing somewhere in my brain I’m working on the book. When I start writing my usual process is to read the previous three or four pages from when I last wrote, just to get back into the feel of things and refresh myself as to where I’m going. I usually write anywhere from ten to fifty pages a day in a word doc. It depends on how many interruptions there are.

Can you tell us about your newest release, Strong Sleek and Sinful?

Sure! I’d love to! I’ve been so excited about Perry and Kylie’s story coming out. Kylie is an FBI agent. When she was a young teen, her older, perfect sister was abducted, raped and killed. They never found her murderer. Kylie has dedicated her life to bringing criminals to justice. As an FBI agent her specialty is on-line predators. She’s known for taking down serial murderers who feast on teenagers on line.

Perry is a cop in Mission Hills, KS. He’s single with no kids but has helped his sister raise her three daughters ever since her husband was killed in the line of duty. He gets fed up that his Chief doesn’t think he knows what he’s talking about with teenagers being abducted since he’s never been a father. Perry wants the case involving teenage girls disappearing when it appears an on line predator is seducing them and posing as a teenage boy. The Chief doesn’t want to give Perry the case at first. All clues point to the on line predator being someone on the police force.

Kylie has a hard time avoiding Perry since his nieces have been helping her and showing her the boys they talk to on line. The romantic interest between Kylie and Perry is growing dangerously hot but whatever she does, Kylie can’t let Perry know she’s undercover. But when he does eventually find out he’ll never forgive her. Kylie can’t risk losing someone she loves again.

What’s next for you and do you have other books releasing this year?

I am in two anthologies coming out in the next couple of months, Men Of Danger and The Bodyguard Anthology. I also have a bounty hunter series coming out with St Martins in October. And I have a black jag series coming out with Ellora’s Cave in April.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

From my warped brain.  😀

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading?

Honestly, I love reading historicals…Hannah Howell, I recently discovered Monica McCarty, she’s great. I also love the romantic suspenses. I read very little paranormals. I don’t want to be influenced by anyone else’s ideas.

If you could switch lives with one of your characters, who would it be & why?

Probably it would be Meah in my Nuworld Series. She got the man of her dreams and won out over all obstacles in romance and in life.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

I love painting. I think everything hanging on our walls is something I’ve made. I love creating life on canvas even when its with colored pencils or charcoals or paint. And I love my flower gardens although I can only do that during the Spring before it gets too hot.

If you could ask readers any question, what would it be?

Why do you like my books? 😀

Where can readers find you on the internet?


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