Guest Interview: Lacey Thorn
Today, I am privileged to have author Lacey Thorn visiting the blog. I've known Lacey for over 10 years, and she is truly one of my favorite people and a great friend. We meet back in the Ellora's Cave days, back when we were both newbies there with the same editor.
With two other authors, we were part of a group we called the Torrid Tartlets. (That's a long story I might tell someday). Through several publishers and lots of changes, we've stuck together. Lacey is one of the "good one", a truly great person (and a darn good author, too). I hope you have fun learning more about her.
Author’s lives intrigue readers and other writers. Tell me about your typical daily schedule.
I work a full-time job outside of writing. Typically, I’m up by six in the morning, at the day job until five-thirty, sometimes later, then head home. I have two of my three children still at home with me, though my oldest daughter is off to college in August. After dinner and homework, I try to get some writing time in before falling asleep.
Do you have a pre-writing routine to prepare yourself to get down to business?
I glance through my current project notes and read the last few paragraphs. I limit myself to a few paragraphs or I’d constantly be editing what I’ve already written instead of adding more.
What’s your writing style? Slow and steady? Quick and prolific? All over the place?
All over the place. Some stories come quick and some are slow. I’ve learned not to argue with my muse.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned since starting work in this industry?
Everything changes and I need to roll with it.
What are you working on now?
I have four books I’m currently working on: Mending the Beast, the next Awakening Pride book; Their Wild One, Jess’ story from the Awakening Pride World; Laramie’s story from The Holloways; and the next James Pack book.
What’s your favorite genre to write?
Do you have a favorite author or someone you look up to in the industry?
Lori Foster comes immediately to mind as a favorite author, but I have many. I’ve learned so much from lots of authors, many of whom I call close friends. I’m lucky to have made lasting friendships with many of the authors I read and treasure.
Tell me your writing story…when did you decide this was what you want to do? How long did it take you to get “the call”? When were you first published? Etc.
My first attempt at writing was His Bare Obsession. I wrote it while I was going through the
end of my marriage. February 2007 was a huge changing point in my life. Divorce was officially filed after twelve years of marriage and His Bare Obsession was published by Ellora’s Cave Publishing. An end and a beginning. Writing has been a huge part of my life since.
How many books have you had published and for whom?
At one time, I had almost seventy books published. All of my works with Ellora’s Cave
Publishing have reverted to me now, and I’ve only managed to re-release two so far. I also have all my works previously published with Totally Bound Publishing back. I plan to get them all back out eventually. Currently, I have over twenty books out with Resplendence Publishing and several I’ve self-published.
What is your goal as a writer?
To always tell the story. Would I like to hit one of the big lists? Of course! My goal however is to always be true to the story inside me.
What do you love most about writing?
The freedom of it. I think that’s why I love paranormal so much. The only rules in my worlds are the ones I create. I love creating worlds and people that others fall in love with as much as I do.
What’s your latest release? Can you tell us about the book and how you got the idea?
My latest release is Alpha’s Unwilling Mate. I was working on one wolf shifter story and this one began brewing in my brain. I planned to jump over for a moment to write so I could get back to the book I’d been writing. Instead, I started and finished Alpha’s Unwilling Mate.
Here’s a look at the blurb:
I refuse to mate a man I don’t know. My father’s dictate otherwise has me ready to run and never look back. I’m not going to be the virgin sacrifice used to entice Bastion James to accept my community as part of his pack. Nothing will change my mind. Especially not the man himself. Not the way he looks at me, the way he touches me, or the heat of his kiss.
From the moment I saw her, I knew she was mine. Raina Byrd belonged in my arms. More importantly, she belonged in my bed. One glimpse at the fire in her eyes and I knew we’d burn the world around us until nothing else existed. One touch of her skin and I was lost to anyone else. One taste of her lips and I knew I’d kill to possess her.
I warned her what would happen if she tried to run. Now, I won’t be satisfied until I’m buried inside her and she’s screaming my name.
What’s your writing space like?
Anywhere I am. I’ve written on my couch, my bed, a desk, at the library, in my car, and many other places. I have an office and have attempted to set it up for writing, but it tends to make me feel caged and stifles my story flow.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Read, watch Netflix or movies, play games, hang out with my kiddos, listen to music, and dance. I love to dance.
I’m all about ‘giving people something to talk about’. We all experience crazy things from time to time. Can you tell us something unusual that you’ve done or had happen to you?
I have a ton of stories and can’t think of a single one right now, lol
Tell us… What’s your favorite movie and why?
I’m a movie junkie so way too many to list.
Last questions… (Brynn: as you'll see below, Lacey is a rebel)
Coke or Pepsi?
Summer or Winter?
Cat person or Dog person?
Bronte or Austen?
Bronte though I’m more of a Dickens fan. My favorite classic is A Tale of Two Cities.
Star Trek or Star Wars?
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chips or Cookies?
Zombies or Werewolves or Vampires?
Country, Classical or Rock?
Depends. I listen to everything.
McDonalds or Burger King?
Where can people contact you and find you online?
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaceythorn
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorLaceyThorn/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/345251248990467/
Thank you so much for visiting, Lacey!! I'm looking forward to your next release! (I know we all are!!!!!)