Sunday, December 7, 2008

Guest Author, Adelle Laudan

Today's special guest is Adelle Laudan, fellow Sweeter Romantic Notions author and the busy lady who coordinates all our SRN chats on the yahoo loops and keeps us in line when we get there :). Adelle probably lives within driving distance of me, and so is no doubt sharing this cold, snowy day with me...a perfect day to snuggle up with a good book. I was fortunate enough to win a copy of Adelle's Smiling Eyes during a chat recently, and spent a blissful evening doing just that, reading and smiling.

Be sure to take a moment to vote for Adelle's Iron Horse Rider 2 by clicking on the link below. Thank you for coming today, Adelle (good thing you didn't have to drive!), and thank you for all you do for us at SRN.

And now, here's Adelle:

1. Who are you?

First, thank you Liana for having me here today. My name is Adelle Laudan, and I live with two of my four children still under my wing in Southern Ontario. There are three things in life I am most passionate about; Family, Writing, and Motorcycles. I’ve been known to write with emotion that sometimes surprises even me. It is my belief, if I can evoke any feelings from my readers, whether it be through laughter or tears, I’ve accomplished what I set out to do. Feel free to join me on the many twists and turns my stories will take you.

2. What type of stories do you like to write and why?

I like to write stories with many unexpected surprises. I also like to write stories that make you feel something. My favorite genre to write is biker fiction, since it is the lifestyle I’ve chosen for most of my adult life.

3. What type of stories do you like to read and why?

I have a diverse taste in the books I read. I love a good mystery or suspense, but you will also find me reading a heart wrenching inspirational. I love any story where I can lose myself—a story where I learn something new, or touches my heart.

4. When do you write?

Since I find myself being a single Mom once again, I can pretty much write when I like. I prefer complete silence, so do the bulk of my writing when my two teen girls are at school, or now that I am wireless, in my room at night.

5. When do you read? Where?

I usually allow myself a period of time between stories when I read. It’s like putting gas in the car for my next writing journey.

6. Where did you get the inspiration for your books?

I have three books on the go right now, lol. It is the Christmas themed one that is pulling me the most, probably because Christmas is fast approaching. I am inspired by Christmas music and movies.

7. Where do you go to think?

I always enjoyed sitting outside to think, but have recently moved into an apartment building for the first time in my life. I have now resorted to the solitude of my room to think things out.

8. How did you come up with your title and main characters’ names?

I usually have my names picked out before I start a story. Sometimes I will use a name of someone I know, or if my character comes from a specific ethnic background I will search the internet.

9. How long did you write seriously before your first book was published?

I was relatively lucky with my first submission, as Juliana was accepted within days. Most of my life, I have written my thoughts down on paper. A few years ago I started writing stories for my own enjoyment, only sharing them with a few select people.

10. Why do you write?

I write for a multitude of reasons. When I was younger, it was an escape from the harsh realities of my world. Later on in life, it became a way to feel like I was contributing something to society, since I am disabled and cannot go outside the home to work. Being hard of hearing plays a big part in why I write. When writing I have none of the frustrations that go hand in hand with functioning in a hearing society. Today, I write because it is a big part of what makes me, me. I can’t imagine not writing.

In closing, I thoroughly enjoyed sharing a little about me with you all. Feel free to ask me any questions you might have. I invite you to visit my website and check out all of my published work as well as what I have coming out next. Sign my guestbook, or join my Newsletter while you’re there.

The second book in my Iron Horse Rider series is up for Best Contemporary Romance at Night Owl Reviews. Vote for Coming Home- Iron Horse Rider 2.

I’ve created my own forum where I am posting an ongoing winter story for your reading pleasure. I also post a new jigsaw puzzle every day to pass time during the long winter months that are coming soon.

And you can Visit my blog every Thursday where I am an active participant in the Meme, Thursday Thirteen.

I am participating in many Christmas contests this year, so please visit my website as I update each one as they begin.

Wishing you Miles of Smiles.
Adelle ‘Legs’ Laudan

You can purchase Iron Horse Rider at Wild Child Publishing in eBook or Print.


Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Beautiful cover, Adelle! I would've voted for you at NOR, but my own title is up against you (Welcome To Redemption by Donna Marie Rogers and Stacey Joy Netzel) and my vote was already cast. :) You're doing pretty darn well without my vote! Good luck for the win. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Stacey. I've got some pretty stiff competiition. I wish you the best of luck. Thanks for stopping by.

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Great interview. Your life almost mirrors mine, Adelle, except I have five kids. Like you, the passion for writing is there.

Unknown said...

Nice to see you here Lea. You're such a busy lady with all that you do. I can't imagine. Thanks for taking the time.

Anonymous said...

Great interview Adelle! Lovely cover too. Love your work ;-)


Unknown said...

Thanks M J. The incredibly talented duo of ME Ellis and CoverVan created the cover. I couldn't be happier. The one for Iron Horse Rider 2 is the perfect compliment to it.

Ana Lee Kennedy said...

Hey girl! Wanted to stop in and show you some love!

Unknown said...

((Faith))) The incredible lady behind my success. Love ya, my friend.

Desirée Lee said...

Adelle's writing is very descriptive and emotional. She knows how to evoke feeling in her readers.

Carpe Noctem,

Desirée Lee
Putting the Romance Back in Necromancy

Unknown said...

I appreciate you saying that, Des. Hope all is well in your little corner of the world. Happy Holidays

Jo Anne said...

Adelle is just super. I first found her on my space when I began her 1000 friend and she sent me a free book. I was hooked then.

Maggie Toussaint said...

Love the cover, Adelle! I'll swing over to Night Owl as well.



Unknown said...

Thanks Jo Anne and Maggie. I hope you're all ready for the holidays. I, am not lol Nice to see you both.

Unknown said...

I think I'll draw a name from anyone who posts here between this morning and Monday night at midnight. I have a gorgeous 2009 calendar I'll send out to the luck winner. Good luck!

Diana Castilleja said...

Great interview Adelle!

You know I think you have fabo stories. No secret there. :)

Just wanted to give you some love. Very nice interview too. Usually something new in every one. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Diana. Your kind words mean so much to me.

snoopsspots2 said...

Voted, Adelle! Miles of Smiles to you, too, hun. Your writing definitely touches me emotionally. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Sheryl. Muchly appreciated.

Unknown said...

...and the winner is...

Maggie!! WoOt!! Send me your snail mail addy, hun. I'll get that in the mail to you asap.

Congrats! Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Happy Holidays!