Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Interview with author L.E. Harvey - BK Walker virtual book tour

Continuing to host the BK Walker Books' Authors Promoting Authors virtual blog tour, today I have author, L.E. Harvey.

Welcome, Lauren!

Please tell us about your current release.
Unbreakable Hostage is a suspense novel about a woman who is kidnapped by one of her classmates in a Ph.D. level algebra class. This is my first suspense novel, and I’m really quite excited to see it be received as well as it has been thus far.

What inspired you to write this book?
My publisher! LOL. My publisher has been fantastic about encouraging me to branch out and to push myself as a writer. If it weren’t for her, I’d still be writing boring historical non-fiction and scientific research papers. LOL.

What exciting story are you working on next?
My next book is due for release in July. It is called Imperfect. Imperfect, and its sequel Impeccable, my current WIP, are the life story of a woman named Carol Mathers. Carol was born a sickly child and received a blood transfusion in the early 1980s as a result of her illness. Like all of us, she faces many obstacles and tragedies throughout her life. As her life progresses, she realizes just how imperfect everything really is.

She learns that she and her partner of twelve years have acquired AIDS as a result of her blood transfusion from the early 1980s. Now, not only does she battle prejudice, racism, and sexism, she also has to face the battles of being an AIDS patient.

An unexpected hostage situation causes Carol to lose everything and to be tremendously haunted by her imperfect past. Between the two books, the real question becomes: can she learn to be at peace with it all?

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
As soon as I knew what a writer was! LOL. Writing has been my passion for my entire life. I wrote “novels” as a child. I had articles published in papers by the time I was in junior high/middle school. Writing has always played an integral role in my life.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I do write full-time. It doesn’t sound like a real job, but trust me, it is! Besides write, I am a retired licensed vet tech, which means I’m still on-call when a friend has an animal question or need. LOL. I also have my own furry clan to tend to, and I love to tinker around on antique vehicles. My days fill up pretty quickly.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Oh boy. That’s a toughie. I ALWAYS play music when I write, and more than likely I will be singing along as I write. If I really get it into it, there may be some improvised drumming or dancing as well! LOL.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. How boring, I know! I actually do what I wanted to do! LOL. Actually, I consider myself extremely lucky to have been able to pursue my true passion. Not many people get that opportunity, so I am one lucky lady!

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
There are a million things I could say here. I guess the one thing that I’d love for readers to know is that aside from Tony in Unbreakable Hostage, there is a part of me in each and every one of my characters. Whether it’s their love and devotion, their temper, their job or whatever have you, there is a piece of me in all of my characters. So as you read their stories, you’re also getting to know me! LOL.

You can learn more at my Web site, too.

Thank you for stopping by, Lauren, I wish you all the best!

Readers - leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win one of several gifts from promoter of this VBT, BK Walker. Gifts include: a $25 Visa Gift Card, book light,a free-of-charge virtual book tour, or one writing package which includes a journal, pen, book light, and book marker.

My next visitor for this virtual book tour is Cate Masters on July 7.

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