This is continuing feature on Archer’s Aim – Fantasy Authors Unplugged. I hope to frequently share an interview with a fantasy author. If you have authors to suggest and/or questions you’d like to see answered then leave a comment or send me an email. If you are a fantasy author and would like an interview please let me know and we’ll plan one that fits your schedule.
Today I’m interviewing Loren Weaver who has a new book out today. So let’s jump right into the interview and find out more about this new release being launched today!
Q. Please tell us about your latest book.
A. My latest book releases today! I’m so excited! The book is called Tiger’s Peace and is the fourth book in the Victoria Novak: Paranormal Division series. Victoria works for the Federal Paranormal Division of the FBI to solve paranormal crime. So if a vampire or wereanimal did it, Tori will investigate. In this latest book, she’s been kidnapped and must organize her own escape!
Q. How many other books do you have published?
A. I have three others in the Victoria series. They are (1) Havoc’s Cry, (2) Archangel’s Salvation, and (3) Shadow’s Lament.
Q. How did you choose urban fantasy?
A. I’ve always been an urban fantasy reader. I love the idea of magic and strange creatures in an ordinary, everyday setting. It mixes what we know of life with the supernatural that we imagine about life. So when I started writing, it just kind of happened that all the ideas in my head were urban fantasy stories.
Q. What inspired your latest book?
A. In this book, Tori makes friends with a young weretiger with a severely abusive background. When she escapes, she takes the tiger with her. The two become super close. This idea was actually inspired by my sister, who’s my best friend. Tori needed someone outside of work to be friends with, and so Lucian was born.
Q. Do you work from an outline?
A. I do, mostly. Since I have a bad guy in the shadows, I have to know who it is and drop hints Tori’s team can follow. So I always have a basic outline, and sometime quite an extensive one. I note particular scenes I want to be sure and include when I think of them so I know where the story is going. Then, I just write!
Q. What’s the most fun part of launching a new book?
A. When you get home and there’s a box on your front door, you open it up, and hold that brand new, brightly colored, real live copy of the book in your hands. Nothing makes me feel more accomplished as an author than that first moment I hold a brand new book in my hand, feel it, smell it, and run down the halls screaming in excitement. Yes, that happens every time.
Q. What’s the hardest part of launching a new book?
A. Getting people to know it exists. The hardest part as a writer in general, but especially around a new launch, is marketing. I’m so excited about the new book, so I want everyone else to be excited too!
Q. Have you started writing another book yet?
A. Yes! I actually have two more in editing stages and I’m already writing the next Tori book. The two in editing stages aren’t from the Victoria Novak series, so I’m pretty excited to branch out from this series, although I’ll come back to Tori’s adventures soon.
My site: http://www.lorenweaver.com
Get my books: http://www.lorenweaver.com/victorianovak
Loren Weaver is an engineer for an oil company as her day job. A long history of math and science craze coupled with a love of problem solving led her to Georgia Tech and a degree in Engineering. Currently, she lives abroad in ever-warm Ecuador drilling for oil out in the jungle and learning Spanish.
She loves crazy sports and has her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, master SCUBA diver certificate, and motorcycle license. Her dream is to one day set foot on all seven continents, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and jump out of airplane just to say she did.
Loren writes because she loves to hear and to tell a good story. She put finger to keyboard and wrote her first story at the age of eleven about a little girl and a dragon. Since then, she’s grown in her writing skills and even started on a Masters in Creative Writing.
Great job, Loren. Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your new book with us and letting us get to know you as well. Best wishes on sales!
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