Welcome to the Visiting Authors blog today, Liv!
Do you find inspiration in your own life for your writing?
Absolutely! Sometimes scenarios, other people’s mannerisms or certain sentences make it into my stories. It’s all part of making the characters believable.
When did your writing journey begin?
I used to write stories at school for fun, but I never thought anything would come of it. So, I did a degree that had nothing to do with writing and started a full-time job in the finance industry. My mum encouraged me to do a creative writing course at RMIT. It’s a short course that runs for 8-10 weeks for three hours a week after work. I loved every moment of the class and ended up doing three short courses. The teachers were so inspiring, and it was great to speak to like-minded people. I work-shopped my stories in class and continued with them after the course finished.
Let’s learn a bit about Law and Disorder:
Lawyer Juliet Jackson has come head to head with Sergeant Jesse Burns on numerous occasions in court. He is provoking. Pigheaded. Punch-worthy. They don't get along. Not one little bit. The unfortunate fact he's also her next-door neighbor brings her loathing off the charts. But when Juliet's caught locked outside her home in nothing but a skimpy towel, she must swallow her pride and turn to Jesse for help. She doesn't expect the explosive chemistry between them and can't help but wonder if Jesse's as demanding in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom.
Tell us about your experience with the publishing process.
I’m with The Wild Rose Press. They’re amazing and lovely people to work with. Diana Carlisle, who was my editor and cover artist is so talented. I love being involved on my vision for the cover and giving ideas.
Any new projects on the horizon?
I have a novel contracted with The Wild Rose Press called Etched in Stone. It’s a contemporary romance with a financial crime story-line. It should be out roughly late this year.
Here’s a little something about it:
Raw and romantic…Sensual and suspenseful.
Vanessa Lang is thrilled when she lands her dream job at investment company, Stone Corp. But when her kleptomaniac mother is on her last strike and faces a criminal record, Vanessa accepts a deal to find evidence of insider trading on her new employer.
On her first day, in walks the handsome Sebastian Stone, CEO and the man of her dreams. Determined to save her mom, however, she spies and gathers information about his business. But there's one small problem—she starts to fall in love with him.
How far would you go to protect the ones you love?
Have any words of advice for fellow writers in the trenches?
Don’t give up and keep working on your craft. Sometimes it’s all about your manuscript landing on the right publisher’s desk at the right time. Savvy Authors does great online workshops.
Oxford comma, yes or no? Yes
Ice cream (favorite flavor)? Rainbow
Coffee or tea or wine? Herbal tea
What does your desk look like? A mess
Describe a perfect writing day. When I’m not tired
What are some of your go-to methods for writing? A stopwatch
What do you like to do when not writing? Sleep
Beach, lake, or mountains? Beach
Morning rooster, night owl, or midday lark? Night owl
Favorite childhood book? Enid Blyton books
Favorite book of all time? Harry Potter