Thursday, 14 August 2014

Fallen By Laurie Falter (Promo)

 Fallen by Laurie Falter
Maggie is unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits her. It isn’t until she lands in New Orleans for a full year at a private high school and her unknown enemies find her does she realize that her life is in danger.

As a mystifying stranger repeatedly intervenes and blocks the attempts on her life, she begins to learn that there is more to him than his need to protect her and that he may be the key to understanding why her enemies have just now arrived.
Today we welcome Laury Falter who is a bestselling author of young adult romantic suspense and urban fantasy. She is also an animal rights activist, a sailor, a one-handed golf putterer, and a Colorado River conqueror.She has three series out: the Guardian Trilogy, the Residue Series, and the Apocalypse Chronicles.

Tell us a little about your writing journey.
Actually, I never intended to be a writer. While I'd been writing short stories and novels since the sixth grade, I'd never shared any of them and didn't think any would lead to a full-time writing career. Only after I released my first book (Fallen) and it became a bestseller on Amazon, as did its two sequels (Eternity and Reckoning), it made more sense financially to quit my job and write.
What do you enjoy most about being a writer?
My fans. I love hearing from those who enjoy my books. It makes me feel as if I'm bringing some happiness to others and that all the long days, the challenging deadlines, and getting out of bed at 3am to record a plot twist makes it all worthwhile.
What is the hardest aspect of being a writer?
Deadlines. I typically turn a book around every 3-4 months, which can be gruelling.
Writers are sometimes influenced by things that happen in their own lives. Are you?
In fact, I was. In January 2009, Joyce Durham lost her battle to colon cancer. I am good friends with her daughter, Erika, who was then faced with the very difficult task of learning how to deal with the loss of her mother. Witnessing her struggle and that of the Durham family, I wished there was someone who could visit with those who had passed over to the other side and bring back messages to the living, reassuring them that all was fine with their loved one. And from it, Magdalene Tanner was born.
I went on to write Fallen in just under two months.
Tell us about your publications?

I have three series out... the Guardian Trilogy (about a teenage girl whose life is perpetually in danger but the attempts on her life are thwarted by her eternal guardian), the Residue Series (about a teenage girl who leaves a preparatory academy to live with her extended family of witches in New Orleans and who falls in love with a boy from an opposing family of witches), and the Apocalypse Chronicles (about a teenage girl who survives an apocalypse with the help of a strange, handsome boy with unique abilities). All of my books are fast-paced young adult fantasy romance novels with strong heroines, sexy heroes, and lots of action.
What is the most surprising thing about writing/publishing you have learnt?
No matter how many times the publishing world rejects an author's work he/she can be incredibly successful. If you are talented enough, readers will read your work.
Top tip/s for writers.
If you have a story that you think others might enjoy reading, sit down and write it. Revise it and write some more. 95% of what I write is deleted and rewritten. It's not about inspiration (other than that fleeting aha moment when the plot/characters lands in your mind), it's about persistence. Just keep writing, revising, and rewriting until you like what you have created.
Other than writing what else do you love?
My husband, my dogs (who I call "my kids"), family, friends. To a lesser measure...sailing, golfing, touring new cities.
If you had a premonition you would be stranded on a desert island what 5 books would you take?
Oh, interesting question! An indispensable one would be Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive by Les Stroud. For personal enjoyment, however, I'd make sure the following were brought along...War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (at 1,440 pages that would keep me preoccupied for a while), The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (because it was the first book to make me cry), My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (because it is novel I read when I was younger, so there's a nostalgia factor there, about a boy living by himself in the wilderness. Therefore, it might give me some creative tips), and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (because I would love to read it again and haven't found the time. But being stranded on an island would probably give me that time.)
Five words that sum you up.
Quirky, out-spoken, proactive, twin, activist
How can we learn more?
Thank you for asking! You can learn more about me on my:

Thanks for your time Laurie. I am in awe that you can pump out a novel in such a short time! Best of luck with your work.

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