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Lacey Silks – Author Interview

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Fast Facts

  • Lacey is Happily Married With 2 Children.
  • Lacey likes to make her readers blush and experience the story as if they were the characters.
  • She likes men with large feet and sexy lingerie-especially when it’s torn off the body.
  • Her favourite piece of clothing is a ‘birthday suit’.

So Lacey Some Quick Questions……….

When and why did you begin writing?

I remember the exact time frame because I had just moved to a new city in March of 2009. My husband brought the Twilight DVD home (since he knew I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer), put the kids to sleep, poured me a glass of wine and I watched the movie. It touched me – that’s the best way I can describe that moment the movie ended.

What inspired you to write your first book?

After watching the film, I Googled Stephenie Meyer right away and read her biography, completely seeing myself in her shoes. The next morning I sat down to the computer and started writing.The moment I sat down to write, I knew I was going to finish a novel. But I didn’t know it would take me almost three years to do it.

How did you come up with the title?

The first title came to me as I was writing the book. Each novel has a different process of title development. The Layers Trilogy had their titles before I even typed one sentence. My First, My Last was taken from a short story I’d written.

Did you learn anything from writing your first book and what was it?

I learned that I still have so much to learn and that the craft improves with time. My first book took almost three years to write and publish. At this moment I’m trying to maintain a 2 month schedule, writing everyday to deliver new novel about every two months.

Who designs your covers?

My main cover designer is Robin Ludwig at www.gobookcoverdesigns.com She’s amazing to work with and very patient 🙂 My First, My Last cover was designed by an author friend of mine.

Are there messages in your novels that you want your readers to grasp?

The main message is hope and owning your destiny. Most of my characters manage to get themselves into deep trouble or draw wrong conclusions about the situations they find themselves in. By helping them out, I try to show that there’s always a way out, no matter how dire the situation.

How much of your books are realistic?

Most of them are complete fiction, but honestly, there are events I draw on from my own life and from other people’s lives. Writing My First, My Last was difficult because I let myself be lost in the story. I substituted my own name for the main character’s and people from my life for the Hero’s. It made the scenes that much more real for me. I needed the story to feel real and for my readers to connect to it.

Are the experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Some experiences are from my own life. Other from people I know. For privacy reasons I can’t disclose exactly which experiences, but the blend of them all definitely tells a unique story.

What books have most influenced your life most?

I’d need to say Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons because of the journey he takes his readers and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings because of the imagination. Both authors make you feel like you’re in the story and write engaging characters.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

There are many of them. Each writer is so unique, I find I’m learning something new and different from each one. I respect those who draw on their need to write and tell stories. A big influence in my own writing was both Stephenie Meyer and Cassandra Clare.

Who is your favourite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

At this moment it’s Bella Andre. I love how she intertwines the characters from one of her Sullivan books into another. It’s a pleasure to read.

What book are you reading now?

I just finished Stripped by H.M. Ward and my next one on the list is JET by Russell Blake.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

There are too many! I seem to come across new authors I want to read every day. My TBR is so long. The only problem is finding time. When I feel I need a day break from writing, I read a book (this happens quite often).

What are your current projects?

After My First, My Last release I will be finishing No More Regrets. It’s a new adult suspense and I’m hoping to release it in September. After that I have two series starting – one will be an erotic suspense. The other one adult contemporary based in the culinary world.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Write what you love, make connections with other authors and readers and follow the lead. See what the successful authors are doing and try to do the same. Publishing the right way takes a lot of learning and many marketing hours.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you for your support. I hope you enjoy reading about Mia’s and Adrian’s journey as much as I enjoyed writing about it. I’m always very reachable and don’t bite (unless you want me to) so feel free to shoot me an email or message me on Facebook 🙂

Thank you Lacey, Make Sure You Check Out Our Review On Red Hot Obsessions of Which Lacey is Part of Along with some of Her Fellow Best Selling Authors!

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