Week- 4 November 25, 2012 Guest Author | Launa McNeilly Interview & Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 4 – Nov. 25, 2012  Guest Author | Launa McNeilly

Welcome! Launa, I’m so happy that you are joining this event “Seven Weeks to Christmas Author Interviews & Giveaways.” Thank you so much for taking the time to come talk to us about your book. I wanted to thank you for your generous offer to give away a few copies of  your ebooks to commenters of this blog.

A couple of years ago I met Launa online, at an Amazon forum for Maine Writers. She came back with a big warm welcome! I was born and raised in Maine, but was living in Ohio at the time–We started chatting online through various author circles and stayed in touch. When I moved back to Maine in 2011, it wasn’t long before we had our first personal meeting and luncheon. I already knew we had a bond…I’m certain it wasn’t just because we were both authors, or for us both being Mainers.  Truly I feel that there was a higher power that intervened that day at Amazon to make our paths cross, because soon Launa became family to me. I love her dearly, and I know you will too!  It was important for me to do this interview with Launa, because she truly is an amazing writer!  Please help me in welcoming her to my blog…Give it up for LAUNA MCNEILLY AUTHOR. **Hands clapping-crowd cheering!**

With that said Launa, let’s get on with your interview.

-Virginia

Launa McNeilly Author

1.)   What led you to become an author? I had a story in my head and needed to write it.

2.)   What genre do you write? I write fictional drama/ mystery and paranormal.

3.)  When you write, do you prefer silence or do you like to listen to music or the television? I have written while the TV is on but much prefer silence. Though when the scenes are playing in my head, it doesn’t matter what is going on around me, as the focus is the writing.

4.) Do you have a particular place you prefer to write? I always write in my recliner. I’m comfortable and I can concentrate on  getting the story typed onto my laptop.

5.)  How long did it take you to write your first book? My first book was quick because I had it in my head for so long. It took me three months to write it, but as writers know, in creating a book it’s usually the easy part of the process.

6.)  Where do you get your inspirations from to write? My inspiration for writing comes from the characters that seem to pop into my head and when I listen to them, a story is born.

7.)  Can you describe the feeling you had when you held your first published book? The day I opened the box to see my first novel in book form was unbelievable. I held it, smelled it, opened it, closed it, and stared at the cover with my name on it. I won’t say it was as much a miracle as holding my newborns, but it was close.

8.) What book are you currently working on? I am working now on the third book in my Cami Series, but have finished my fourth book, “In The Shadows Of Boston” which is now in the editing phase and I hope to have it out by the end of the year at the latest.

9.) Please give us a brief synopsis of your newest WIP. I will give you the first chapter of   ” In The Shadows of Boston by Launa McNeilly .” I hope you like it.

10.) Where can people find your books? My books are listed at most online bookstores in paper book or ebook.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Launa-McNeilly/e/B002W05XWQ/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1351623358&sr=8-1

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/launamcneilly

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/launa.mcneilly

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15 thoughts on “Week- 4 November 25, 2012 Guest Author | Launa McNeilly Interview & Giveaway

  1. Virginia, your interview with Launa shows her love of writing! If I were sitting down with her I know I would hear the passion in her voice. Thanks for this great interview.
    Kathy

  2. You are quite welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on Launa’s interview. She is truly a creative writer–crafting stories, that have you wanting more! -Virginia

  3. Thanks, Everyone! Writing is a passion that keeps a book in the works with characters speaking freely in the head. I love my characters!

  4. Thanks, Sarah, hopefully I will have it out by the end of the year. Yes, Candace and Virginia, there’s nothing like settling into the recliner and letting my characters rule the typing. It’s such a sense of accomplishment when I get their thoughts, words, and deeds written. Great feeling! I’ll bet Dennis understands that feeling.

  5. Thank you Sherry for stopping by for Launa’s interview! It all depends on what I am writing whether or not I listen to music. But it also depends on what type of music…I like to listen to soothing, soft, “Enya-ish” type music. -Virginia

  6. @Virginia, very nice interview with your friend launa! @launa, your books sound great! I’m very much into the paranormal stuff too! :-)

  7. I’m glad to hear it, Rik. There is really no place that you can’t go when writing about the paranormal. I love to mix it up and spin a little mystery and drama into the story.

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