Friday, November 02, 2012

Interview with B Jane Lawson

1. What inspired you to become an author?  

A combination of things – I’ve always had a storyline in my head, characters, scenes that have played out.  I’m a very passionate reader and one day I realized that I wanted to take the plunge and try to give back to the “book community” and tell Morganna’s story.

2. Do you have a specific writing style?  

I’d characterize my style as a combination of fast-action plot and nearly existential first person introspection.  I like the juxtaposition of having this character who is going through this deeply intimate inner journey whilst fighting this radical, magickal war.

3.  How did you come up with the title for your latest book?  

In the first book, Morganna has come To the Cliffside both literally and figuratively.  In Over the Cliff’s Edge she’s taken the plunge into exploring her Magick, her relationships with others, and, I don’t want to spoil anything here, but does something wildly out of character at the end of the second book that I believe will leave readers scratching their head.

4. Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?  

For the first one, it didn’t come until the book was done, for the second, it felt inevitable.

5. What book are you reading now?

 I think I’m going to revisit my introduction into the genre – Dead until Dark was my very first paranormal romance / urban fantasy and I think re-reading it will be like visiting an old friend.

6.  What books are in your to read pile? 

Iced by Karen Marie Moning, The Shattered Dark by Sandy Williams, The Casual Vacancy JKRowling

7.  What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects? 

 I’m currently working on the third and final novel in the series.  I haven’t officially named it yet, but I’ve got it saved on my computer under the working name “Cork”

8. Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?  

For this book series, many trips to Northern California were on my docket.  I traveled to Dublin in May for inspiration and I was not disappointed.  Some of the third book will take place in Ireland, it’s one of those places that really oozes with magic, tangibly so. Riding the DART along the Irish Sea, foamy green waves lapping at a shore dotted with hues of yellow and pink wild flowers made me feel transported.

Over the Cliff’s Edge
Book 2 of the Morganna Cork Series
B. Jane Lawson

Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1479295210

Number of pages: 186
Word Count: 42,326

Book Description:

Morganna Cork has survived her first month in Puesta Del Sol. A month in which she discovers she’s part of the Magick community filled with shifters, psychics, werewolves and individuals with myriad other powers.

Her estranged aunt, Aiofe, has returned to take control of the Magick Council, the Cliffside Inn, and the sacred stones that her cousin Maeve and she hold in their possession.

With the help of a mysterious magical historian, Morganna learns that she is at the center of this Magick battle and that Aiofe will stop at nothing to get her hands on an ancient family heirloom and Morganna.

The romantic tension between Morganna Stone and werewolf pack leader, Callupo Stone, reaches its breaking point as the Cliffside Inn is under siege and they navigate their way through the betrayals and dangers of this war.

About the Author:

B. Jane Lawson lives in Los Angeles where she is a business woman by day, writer by night and cyclist on the weekends. Her obsessions include Starbucks soy chai lattes, fashion, and music.

She has had a life long love affair with novels of all kinds. B. Jane's favorite genres include paranormal romance, historical fiction and true crime. Her favorite authors include Amy Tan, Karen Marie Moning, Pat Conroy, Jane Austen and J.K. Rowling. She loves to travel and her dream vacation is a safari in Africa.

Twitter: @bjanelawson


Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting Roxanne!

Unknown said...

Great interview. Book sounds awesome. A definite add to my tbr list. Thank you so much for sharing.