Jen: This weekend we celebrate Adelle Laudan’s birthday with an interview. Adelle, will you please share a short bio with us?
Adelle: First thank you for having me here at Book Talk. I live in Southern Ontario and am a Mom of four. My two teen girls are still under my wing. Life as a single mom is interesting to say the least. There are three things in life I am most passionate about, family, writing and motorcycles.
Jen: Tell us about Christmas Magic and where it’s available.
Adelle: Christmas Magic will be out just in time for the holidays. It’s a fun novella, I think you’ll all enjoy! Coming December 2009 at Red Rose Publishing.
Jen: At what age did you discover writing and when were you first published? Tell us your call story.
Adelle: Writing has always been a release of sorts—a place to retreat from a rather challenging childhood. As I got older, I started writing short stories, and only shared them with a select few.
My first published work was Juliana, which is being re-released in a trilogy titled Triad of Hope with Red Rose Publishing. I’ve since learned I was very fortunate to have my first work contracted on first try.
Jen: Are there any other writers, published or not, in your family?
Adelle: My family is not what you call, tight knit. But, as far as I know, I am the only writer so far.
Jen: Have you noticed your writer’s voice has changed over the years due to your experience? If so, how?
Adelle: I think as writers we are always evolving. I see a big difference in my writing. I think today, my confidence shows more than ever.
Jen: Do you have any “must haves” with you while you’re writing?
Adelle: Not really. I do find I am at my best when the house is quiet. Being deaf, I’ve been known to turn off my hearing aids when on a deadline and the girls are under foot.
Jen: Do you have a writing routine?
Adelle: No I don’t. Unfortunately my muse is a fickle b*tch. LOL There is no other way to describe her.
Jen: How do you pick the character’s names?
Adelle: Quite often I look for names on the internet that match their heritage. I always have my names picked out before I start writing.
Jen: What is it about the romance genre that appeals to you?
Adelle: I think it’s the broad spectrum of the genre. I tend to lean towards Romantic Suspense
Jen: What did you do to celebrate the sale of your first book?
Adelle: After I saw my first book in print, I bought myself a new computer lol Now, I can’t afford to do that every time a print book comes out, that’s for sure. If one day my dream to land a contract with one of the bigger houses comes true, I’ve promised my girls a shopping spree!
Jen: Is there a genre that you’d like to write? Is there a genre you’ll probably stay away from and why?
Adelle: I love to write a book where I can incorporate the biker lifestyle. A book where I can portray them in a more positive light than the media at times portrays us.
I don’t think I’ll ever write a historical, but you never know. I did try my hand at erotica…let’s just say you won’t see that genre with my name attached to it LOL I will write a Horror one day, but probably not until all of my kids have left the nest.
Jen: Do you have a favorite character or one that you identify most with?
Adelle: I put a lot of myself in all of my characters. I am closest to Juliana, she’s my baby. I admire her strength to get through such a horrific marriage and find love again.
Jen: What’s the most interesting comment you have received about your books?
Adelle: I’m not sure it it’s interesting or not, but the most memorable one is the first time someone told me they cried over something I’d written.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Adelle: I have a book I’m partially revising for Avalon Books. I am very excited about it.
Jen: Where can you be found on the web?
Adelle: I’m all over the place. Most recently I’ve joined a fabulous group of authors at
Author Island. http://authorisland.com
My Website: http://adellelaudan.com
Blog : http://adellelaudan.blogspot.com
My Space : http://myspace.com/adellelaudan
FaceBook : http://facebook.com/adellelaudan
Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Adelle: Not so much ask, but today is my birthday! To celebrate I’d love to offer one lucky participant from today’s interview a chance to win an eBook of their choice (any of my backlist). I also want to pick someone to win this fun mouse pad and pen.
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment here. I’ll pick two winners tomorrow (Sept 20) at noon to give any latecomers a chance to chime in. And be sure to come back on Sunday to see if you’re a winner.
I want to show off my new cover for Triad of Hope, being released soon with Red Rose Publishing.
Mainstream MC/IR Contemporary Inspirational
Cover Artist: M E Ellis
Juliana, Rosa, and Shani—three very different women with a common bond: all are on a journey of healing, self-discovery, and hope. Join them as they conquer fears, forgive past wrongs, and come to terms with their inner selves.
Do difficulties in life really make one stronger? Can a shattered heart ever heal enough to love again? When one’s life seems hopeless, what lengths will one go to find hope?
Thanks for having me here today. It’s been fun. If you do stop by my website, be sure to sign up for my quarterly Newsletter. I’m always giving away something to my subscribers.