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Interview with Lisa Caviness

Lisa Caviness shares with us about books!

What book do you have on your shelf that you go to over and over for help on writing technique/craft. Why do you find this one so helpful?

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_OrderOfFearThere are actually two books I refer to often. Mastering Suspense, Structure and Plot by Jane K. Cleland. I love the breakdown of plotting techniques. This book has really helped me plan my stories and plot twists. The other book I often refer back to is The Book on Writing, The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well by Paula LaRocque. I often use this book as a reference for grammar, sentence structure, and specific storytelling devices. I like craft books with lots of examples and helpful tools I can apply to my work.

 

What book have you loved/ kept from your youth?  What made you fall in love with it?

There are two books from my youth I currently have on my shelf. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is a book I fell in love with as a young girl. I was fascinated by the concept of time travel. The other book I’ve kept on my shelf is 1984, by George Orwell. Although the book depicted life under a totalitarian government, I found hope as Winston dared to have individual thoughts rejecting Big Brother, even if it was short-lived and accomplished by internally questioning the government, writing in a journal, and loving another person.

 

What is the latest book you are reading?  What drew you to  it?

I am reading Love Encounters by LaNora Mangano. The book is a love story set against the business of paranormal investigations. What an interesting concept! I’ve watched some of those ghost hunting shows and found them intriguing so this book appealed to me. I’ve read other books by LaNora and she has a way of really getting into the characters’ heads and showing the emotional aspects of relationships. I read a lot of thrillers and romantic suspense novels but stepping away from that kind of intensity and reading a story so steeped in the emotional and physical aspects of a relationship is a satisfying departure.

 

What cookbook is your favorite and why?

With the explosion of cooking blogs and online recipe websites, I don’t buy physical cookbooks anymore but one of the cookbooks I still use is the old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. Their apple crisp and pineapple upside down cake recipes are wonderful and remind me of family dinners with my grandmothers.

 

What other hobbies/interests do you enjoy (other than reading/writing)?

I love working out and can be found in the gym on most mornings. Running and lifting weights are my favorite activities. Also, when the weather cooperates, I enjoy walking and hiking.

 

What is your next book about?

I’m currently working on Book Two of The Order Series, entitled Order of Malice.

Reid Patterson isn’t who he says he is. Compelled to make several life changes after the shocking discovery of his psychotic and murderous birth mother, Reid wants to prove to himself he’s not like his biological family. His singular goal of joining the FBI has been his focus. Then with one knock at his door, his life changes again as old family ties surface. He’s thrown into a deadly game with a beautiful woman as his heart is tested.

Holly Babson is burnt out. As a child psychologist in the foster care system, Holly feels her work isn’t making a difference. She longs for a quiet life and a quiet practice. Then, a teenaged girl runs away. When Holly delivers Lila back to her foster family, something isn’t quite right. Holly and Lila are forced to flee for their lives. They end up in a dangerous quest for truth as Holly’s life and emotions are tossed into shambles.

The forgotten child, Ivan Sinclair, surfaces with a vengeance. Denied a place in his family’s organization, The Order, Ivan is on a mission to claim the top spot and usurp the power that should have rightly been his. Murder, deceit, and greed ensue as Ivan is determined to succeed at all costs.

As Reid and Holly’s world collide against the diabolical force of The Order, they fight for their lives and their hearts.

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Clementina

Simon Cann shares with us …

About the Character Leathan Wilkey and the Setting in Clementina

I came to write the Leathan Wilkey series knowing I wanted to incorporate certain elements, but not having a clear idea of the story I wanted to tell. The first element that I knew was the protagonist: Leathan Wilkey.

Cover Art ClementinaLeathan left London in a hurry when he upset an organized crime gang—an international people smuggling gang. And this led to the second element that I knew: Leathan had made a decision to hide in plain sight. Rather than go somewhere secluded and be an obvious outsider, Leathan headed for a dense, busy city—in this case Paris—where he could be a needle in a huge stack of needles (perhaps the densest stack of needles in Europe).

However, to maintain anonymity, Leathan needs to live without anything that would make him traceable. In other words, he needs to dispense with many of those day to day things that we take for granted: credit cards and a bank account, a known phone number, and a permanent place to live.

Living without those things we take for granted means that Leathan exists through a network where he trades favors—he doesn’t work for money; he works in a system that is little more than primitive bartering. That said, cash is always useful…but then he needs places and people where he can store this cash.

The consequence of living with a system of bartering is that Leathan needs to interact with people he knows, trusts, and with whom he can barter. The need to interact with people in this way means that he needs to be far more cautious—one damaged relationship could lead to a call to the people smugglers alerting them to his location.

Knowing Leathan was in Paris, I wanted him to exist in the places where people don’t look.

The front cover of the book is a great example of a place where people don’t look. The main image is a photograph of Pont de Bir-Hakeim, a bridge over the river Seine. The bridge is a striking piece of architecture built on two levels. The main level is for vehicles and pedestrians. The second, raised level is the rail viaduct carrying the Paris Metro.

While the architecture is impressive, few people notice the bridge because they’re staring at the prominent landmark behind it: the Eiffel Tower. By the way, if you’re ever in Paris and want to see the Eiffel Tower, head to Pont de Bir-Hakeim—it’s a great place to see the Tower from and there are no crowds.

Once I had Leathan in Paris living this rather disconnected life, but needing work and with a strong support network, the stories began to flow.

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