Debut novelist and Indie author Olivia Luck has stopped by to chat….
So Olivia what is your début novel?
My book is In Pursuit, and I am an indie author.
Tell us a little about In Pursuit:
In Pursuit, tells the story of Eddie Neff, a woman looking to reinvent herself as she moves across the country. She quickly becomes fascinated by her new roommate’s older brother, Harris Grant.
The story for In Pursuit came to me before I fell asleep one night. The next morning I woke up and scrambled to write it down in a journal.
When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?
A mixture of both. First, I write the whole story out and then I change it as I go along because the characters make demands.
What inspired you to write in your genre? Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed to this one?
Truthfully, I started writing romances when I was eight years old. I think they were New Adult or Young Adult. Ha!
Who was the toughest character for you to “get right” that you have written so far?
Definitely Eddie’s roommate, Claire, she’s a shifty gal.
Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share?
I’ll never tell!
What do you find the hardest part of writing?
Editing, editing, editing. Usually because I end up rewriting half the book.
Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.
I’m incredibly introverted, would rather invite friends to hang at home with me and my husband than go out to a bar.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
Any and all sweets.
What TV Show/s are you addicted to?
Right now it’s Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and I’m begging my husband to start Sons of Anarchy.
Do you have a hobby that you like to try and squeeze in?
I spend most of my time writing, editing, and reading. But when I’m not doing those things, I’m trying to learn to cook.
What do you need before you start writing? Anything that is just a must have or the creative juice don’t flow?
Sometimes a glass of wine helps, but mostly just good music.
Does music influence your writing? If so, do any of your stories have a theme song?
Ha! See above! None of my stories have a theme song, but I need to have music in the background while I write. I have different playlists based on mood.
Do you write one book from start to finish or are there multiple works underway at any given time?
One at a time, but I’m always dreaming up my next story.
How old were you when you read your first romance book?
Great question. What counts? I was reading Babysitters Club as a young tike; those definitely had some childish, but romantic elements.
If you still have one of those pesky non writing jobs what is it?
Unfortunately, yes. I’m in marketing.
What are you currently working on, and what else is in the wings?
I just finished In Pursuit’s follow up novel, Of Happiness. I’m editing and sending it out to my lovely betas.
If you could co-write with another author who would it be?
Writing is too personal for me to share it with someone else. I’d rather read my peers work and get immersed in their stories that way.
How did you hear about the “bunnies” at Joyfully Reviewed?
Thank goodness for Twitter!
Where can readers find you?
And for the silly side –
What is your favorite type of ice cream?
Chocolate chip all day, every day.