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Q and A Tuesday: Round 3 with Jacqui Morrison (suspense thriller /crime thriller author)

kaitlyn-wolfe-crown-attorneyTHE-VIGILANTE-COVERRound 3 with Lachesis Publishing author, Jacqui Morrison. Jacqui has written two suspense thrillers for Lachesis Publishing – Kaitlyn Wolf Crown Attorney and The Vigilante. Her books delve into the gritty underpinnings of society.

 Why are you a writer?

Out of sheer luck. In 1995 we had a lovely baby girl and no cable t.v. She was so peaceful and slept a lot while I was at home on maternity leave. I started to write creatively and then I couldn’t stop. Occasionally I wonder how things would have turned out if we’d had cable t.v..

What do you love to read in your spare time?

Spare time? What is that? I read a variety of fiction and non-fiction and the on-line newspaper. I love the ability to download ebooks so I have a library at my fingertips depending on what I feel like reading.

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What are three things that you do that are important to your career as a writer (aside from actually writing the book)?

Networking and keeping company with fellow writers

Meditative breathing

Refining my public speaking skills

What are three of your top goals in your writing career?

To be widely recognized.

To hone my craft to such a point that readers cannot put my books down.

Enjoying the process of being creative.

What is your favourite first line ever from a novel?

“I am Ishmael.” Moby-Dick

What is your go-to power energy snack when writing?

Gummies

51pZagJtHdLWhat was a book that made you go “aha!” and why? (fiction or non fiction)

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I read it in Grade four. I was a competitive child and it was the largest book I could find, mid-way through I couldn’t put it down. The characters Rhett and Scarlett were unforgettable and I can still envision some of the scenes in my head decades later.

How do you cope with bad or nasty reviews?

Bad reviews are upsetting but in time I analyze them and try to improve my writing after singlehandedly devouring a bag of Gummies.

What do you listen to when you write?

It depends on my mood. I love calming and meditative music when I’m writing romance and upbeat music when I’m writing action or murder scenes.

Cats or dogs?

Dogs hands down. I have cats but they sleep a lot and when they are awake they look at me with suspicion.

You can purchase The Vigilante and Kaitlyn Wolfe: Crown Attorney by Jacqui Morrison, at Lachesis Publishing.

You can also get The Vigilante. on amazon, barnes and noble, koboYou can also purchase Kaitlyn Wolfe: Crown Attorney on amazon

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Top 3 Reasons Why I Read Romance Novels by Elaine Cantrell (contemporary romance author)

her-kind-of-man-500x724Reading is so much fun. If I’m in the mood for a good book, chances are I’ll pick a romance novel. So what’s the appeal of a good romance? Why do some many people read them?

1. I think that first of all, most folks are fighting some kind of battle in their lives. Maybe, like my heroine Kara in Her Kind of Man, they’re in a relationship that went bad, and they’ve lost the one they love. Whether it was by divorce, death, or just walking away, it tears a huge hole in someone’s heart. Maybe the problem is health-related. Someone has to accept that there are now limitations placed on them. Have you ever dealt with unemployment? How do you feed your children with no11168092_det paycheck? True romances always have a happy ending which gives us hope that tomorrow things will be better. We can believe that ‘this too shall pass.’  Remember what happened at the end of Gone With the Wind?  Scarlett lost Rhett and collapsed in tears, but then she decided to go home to Tara where she can think of a way to get Rhett back. Human beings are designed to hope.

2. I also think that romances possibly satisfy our craving for justice. In the real world, things don’t always end happily. Children are abused, the missing teen is never found, or our possessions are stolen. In the vast majority of romances you know the bad guys are going to get what’s coming to them. Heroes and heroines sometimes face determined villains, but you can rest easy in the TheFlameAndTheFlowerknowledge that the bad guys will never win.

3. Last, I read romance because I’m a romantic at heart. I just adore a good love story. The first romance I can remember reading was The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. Anybody ever read it?

Readers, what about you? Why do you read romance? Leave a comment and tell me what you think.

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