Let’s give a warm welcome to Lori Brighton!
Tell us about yourself.
When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
Where did you get the idea for The Ghost Hunter from?
Do you have anything in common with Ashley?
Did you do much research for your book?
Not nearly as much as I do with my historicals! Because it takes place in England, I had to research the area. Mostly I had to research the celestial and religious aspects of the book. But yeah, like I mentioned above, it wasn’t nearly as much as I do with my historicals.
Who are some of your favorite authors and why?
When I was young I loved the Anne of Green Gables series, my first foray into romance with Anne and Gilbert. I also loved the magic in The Chronicles of Narnia series.
My favorite classic would have to be Jane Eyre; very romantic, very gothic and mysterious… everything I love!
What books are you reading now?
I’m actually reading some Self published books, both by friends: H.P. Mallory and Edie Ramer. As for printed books, I just finished Victoria Dahl’s Crazy for Love. Was very good! And I’m starting Last Vampire Standing by Nancy Haddock. I went to the Romance Writers of America Conference this year and got bags full of free books. Honestly, it was the best part of the conference. lol. So I have plenty to read, I just need to find the time!
Are you working on any other projects we should watch out for?
What made you go the Self Publishing route?
Quick answer, I was tired of waiting around for editors to decide if they wanted to buy my book, only to then reject it. As for The Ghost Hunter, one editor said they didn’t buy books with ghosts. So that publisher was out. Another editor had the book for a year, yes a year! So while I was waiting months and months for editors to decide if they wanted The Ghost Hunter, some friends of mine started self publishing and making money, decent money. Since The Ghost Hunter was just sitting on my computer, I figured why not try self publishing it?
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book or publishing experience?
No, I don’t think so. I try not to dwell because really you can’t change the past. You know? But I guess if anything, I wish I would have started writing at an earlier age.
What do you do when you are not writing?I love to travel, usually to the beach. I love wildlife and as I mentioned, was a natural science curator for awhile. As a family, we go hiking a lot on the weekends. I love watching T.V., reading and art (painting, drawing and photography).
Do you have any advice for other writers?Best piece of advice is to never give up! If you want it bad enough it will happen. Some people are published in their first year. For others it can take twenty years. For me it took about seven. And there were many times I wanted to quit. But if I would have, I wouldn’t be where I am now.
Tell the readers what to expect from The Ghost Hunter.
I think it’s a sexy read with suspense, humor and of course paranormal. Even if you don’t like paranormal, it’s worth getting a copy of the book just so you can have a picture of the cover. The guy on the front is hot! I found him on Istock :-)
Totally random question: If you could be any supernatural being, what would it be?
A being? Hmm, I’m not sure. Maybe someone like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I loved that show! Hasn’t been a show like it.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
First, I just want to say thanks to you, Evie, for letting me take over your blog for the day. Authors are pretty much responsible for their own promoting. They can spend thousands of dollars on ads in magazine and on websites. But what works the best is word of mouth. So please, if you like a book, recommend it to your friends!
The Ghost Hunter is a book that will take you for a ride, so grab your seat belts and hang on. It's filled with twists, turns, and steamy romance that will have you hoping that this book will turn into a series - hope you're reading this Lori: hint, hint :-). Two lucky winners will win a copy of The Ghost Hunter. Here’s how it works. Follow me and leave a comment below with your name and email address before Sunday, Sept 26th midnight. On Monday, Sept 27th, two winners will be chosen and announced. The winner will be picked at random. Want extra entries? No problem! Just remember to leave comments with links below for each new entry! You will get extra entries for each:
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