Writing Process Blog Hop: My Turn!!!

I’ve been invited to participate in a writing process blog hop… it’s a weekly ‘tag you’re it’ deal. I was told the idea was started by Maya Banks.  Make sure to check out her website at  www.maya-rock.com .  To be honest, I don’t care who started it.  I absolutely adore this idea. It is a great way to introduce some great writers. 

I was tagged by the fabulous Author A.M. Guilliams.  Please make sure to follow her at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-AM-Guilliams/262892013869353

Now for the questions:

1) What am I working on?

Right now I am finalizing “Secrets” a thriller involving a serial killer seeking women working as a Dominatrix.  I also have a young adult book which I started involving the Nightmare Witch.

Besides the above two books, I also have several outlines ready to go.  If you walk into my office you will find several posterboards with outlines attached to them.  As an idea comes to me I write it down and attach it to the wall.  When I find myself with writer’s block on one book I have been known to work on the next until inspiration hits me. 

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

When I write my thrillers, I tend to write more from the killer’s side of the story, instead of the victim. I like adding the gore and suspense into my books that will keep you guessing.

I also wanted to add a little bit of Louisiana history and culture into the books. In several of my books readers will find that Louisiana folklore plays an important part with regards to the characters. In Redemption, instead of having a werewolf I wanted to add the Rougarou. Voodoo also plays an important part in several of my books. Louisiana has such a unique culture that I couldn’t resist adding a touch of the mystery and intrigue that encompasses this state.

3) Why do I write what I do?

My daughter inspired me to begin writing. I played around with the idea for a few months, but then at Christmas my family surprised me with a laptop. Once I started writing, the words just seemed to flow onto the paper.

4) How does your writing process work?

When I start writing my books, I honestly don’t know which genre it will fall into. I take the outline of the book and immediately start working on the characters for the book. As the book starts to come to life it may take a completely different turn. I enjoy letting my imagination come to life while writing. I write the beginning, the ending next and then the middle, but that doesn’t mean the plot won’t change mid-story. Even after I finish a story, I prefer to sit on it for a few months just in case another idea does come to me.

Now it is my turn to tag another 3 fantastic authors.  First up is Diane Rinella. 

Diane’s Bio: 

Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims.  Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.

To Purchase Diane’s Books:

http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Forbidden-Flower-Diane-Rinella-ebook/dp/B00AFHTK4U/ref=la_B00B8CZBQC_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401253054&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Times-Forbidden-Flower-Diane-Rinella-ebook/dp/B00ED4Y5RS/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0KWGRFNE5QWRWDFJS6MZ

http://www.amazon.com/Scary-Modsters-Creepy-Freaks-Rinella-ebook/dp/B00J86FUQG/ref=pd_sim_kstore_12?ie=UTF8&refRID=170CRMJ8A4ZZCYJGSBFJ

 

Next up is Angela Ford.  She is the

​Best Selling Author of Closure.  It is a 
Suspense with a Dash of Romance. 
 
 

 

To Purchase Closure:

Amazon Kobo Barnes and Noble Smashwords

Angela also has a New Release – Unforgettable Kiss. 
 
To Purchase this Romance with a Dash of Suspense visit:
​Don’t forget to check out Angela’s Social Media Sites:
 
And of course we can’t forget about the Queen of Romance, Jennifer Theriot.
 
Jennifer Theriot hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm. Working in her capacity as CFO, she felt something was missing and discovered her passion for writing novels–mostly at night and on weekends.
In her limited spare time Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. Jennifer is also ‘MiMi’ to two beautiful grandchildren and a mom to three grown children, all of whom she adores. Theriot is an admitted music junkie, loving every type of music, which takes up most of the memory on her iPhone. She listens to music from sun up to sun down and her love of music is reflected a great deal in her books.
Jennifer took a chance that there could be an interest in romance with middle aged couples who are finding themselves at a crossroads and wrote her debut novel Out of the Box Awakening, which centers on the hope of finding happiness and passion through unexpected heartache. It emphasizes the need for family and friends as Jennifer has learned in her own life. The book has been described as “Mature Sexy” by one reviewer.
 
Her second book in the Out of the Box series titled Out of the Box Regifted has just been released and she is currently working on the third book, Out of the Box Everlasting. 2 Novellas from her other character’s POV are planned as well.

AWAKENING:

Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change.  Of course, it does…  Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.  Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar.  What happens when the married woman and the widower are thrown together by fate?  Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.

 http://youtu.be/fJp9fUMiedI

 AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Out-The-Awakening-Jennifer-Theriot-ebook/dp/B00CNX3MU2

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/out-of-the-box-awakening?keyword=out+of+the+box+awakening&store=nookstore

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/346048

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/out-of-the-box-awakening/id694909679?mt=11

 

REGIFTED

 Betrayal, Lies, Loss, Truth, Secrets…..

With a new beginning for Olivia and Ash on the horizon, what could possibly stop them from finding their happily ever after?  

In order to move on, Olivia must face the haunting demons from her past life with Alan, her ex-husband. Demands and more betrayals will force her to come to grips with things she couldn’t change and practice forgiveness not only for those in her past, but for herself as well.

Faced with his own hidden secrets, will Ash allow Olivia to stand by him?  In the midst of happiness, this blended family will find they will also have to trust in the love and family bonds to get them through what is coming next or they will self destruct. How long can Ash keep parts of his life hidden from those who love him?

Will Olivia be able to gain the confidence she needs to explore the new life Ash is offering while staying true to herself?  Can she let go of the need to know the whole truth and be willing to trust what she’s building with Ash?

Jennifer Theriot has given us the next chapter of Olivia’s journey as she discards the meek, obedient wife role and morphs into the free spirited, determined woman who not only deserves to be loved, but commands respect from those in her life.  Can she maintain her courage to seek what she needs to be free from the past, while clinging on to what Ash offered her as a future?

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search– alias%3Daps&field-keywords=out%20of%20the%20box%20regifted&sprefix=out+o%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aout%20of%20the%20box%20regifted

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-the-box-regifted-jennifer-theriot/1119080752?ean=2940045805322

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/424006

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/out-of-the-box-regifted/id853349862?mt=11

http://youtu.be/XmRgFncOTjs

BOTH BOOKS:

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Out-The-Awakening-Jennifer-Theriot-ebook/dp/B00CNX3MU2

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Out-The-Regifted-Jennifer-Theriot-ebook/dp/B00JJBPSZS

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/out-of-the-box-awakening?keyword=out+of+the+box+awakening&store=nookstore

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-the-box-regifted-jennifer-theriot/1119080752?ean=2940045805322

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/346048

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/424006

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/out-of-the-box-awakening/id694909679?mt=11

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/out-of-the-box-regifted/id853349862?mt=11

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and ibooks:

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search– alias%3Daps&field-keywords=out%20of%20the%20box%20regifted&sprefix=out+o%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aout%20of%20the%20box%20regifted

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-the-box-regifted-jennifer-theriot/1119080752?ean=2940045805322

SMASHWORDS: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/424006

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/out-of-the-box-regifted/id853349862?mt=11

 

 

 

 

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