Interview & Contest: Lucianne Rivers

Jen: Will you please share a short bio with us?

Lucianne writes romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Cobblestone Press. Formerly a stage and television actress, she now manages a non-profit and is state champion in her weight class for Olympic style weightlifting. Long story.

Jen: Tell us about HOLD ME, THRILL ME, ENTICE ME.

Lucianne: This romantic suspense trilogy of novellas tells the stories of the three Caldwell sisters who travel from New Mexico to various parts of the globe in search of their long presumed dead father, Zach, finding love and danger on the way.

Jen: At what age did you discover writing? When where you first published? Tell us your call story.
Lucianne: As a teen I wrote some short screenplays for young people’s television in Ireland. At twenty-two I made my first attempt at a romantic suspense and was published at age twenty-nine.

Jen: Are there any other writers, published or not, in your family?

Lucianne: No. Just me.

Jen: How do you approach your writing? Do you plot or go with the flow?

Lucianne: I used to wing it. Now I plot, plot, plot.

Jen: Do you have a theme, object or person that appears in all of your stories?

Lucianne: A law enforcement hero or heroine.

Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write? Is there a genre you’ll probably stay away from? Why?

Lucianne: I will probably stay away from steampunk…mostly because I still don’t know what it is!

Jen: Do you feel as if the characters live with you as you write? Do they haunt your dreams?

Lucianne: Margo, the second Caldwell sister, sure did. She’s a police officer who just made detective. She kicks ass. I want to be her.

Jen: What five authors or people, past or present, have been important to your writing? What question or comment have you always wanted to say to them?

Lucianne: Charlotte Bronte…Did you base the characters of Caroline and Shirley on real-life people? Jane Austen…Are you a virgin? Susan Wiggs…Do you believe in past lives? Suzanne Brockmann…Ever wish you’d gone into the military instead of writing? Tami Hoag…What made you stop writing romances and switching to straight suspense?

Jen: What did you do to celebrate your first book?

Lucianne: Went out to dinner with a friend and bought champagne.

Jen: What do you do in your free time?

Lucianne: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, running and cross-training

Jen: What’s next for you?

Lucianne: I’m departing from writing to follow in Margo’s footsteps and will be joining the local police force come January! No joke.

Jen: Where can you be found on the web?

Lucianne: www.luciannerivers.com

Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?

Lucianne: What kind of law enforcement hero or heroine makes for the most interesting romantic suspense book?

Contest details:

  • The prize is a download of Hold Me.
  • The contest is open to everyone over the age of 18.
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  • The contest ends on Sunday, December 11.
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