Author: Lucy D. Briand
Pub. Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Format: Paperback, eBook
The ability to magnetize and manipulate metal with the flick of her wrist makes seventeen-year-old Lexi Adams a crack mechanic, but it’s a disaster in the making when her stepdad trades her skills to NASCAR team owner Dean Grant for an entire season’s worth of sponsorship ads.
Now Lexi has no other choice but to suck it up and hope she can keep her magnetic impulses under control—that is, until she runs into NASCAR’s hot new rookie, Colton Tayler.
When Carl Stacy, the ruthless team owner of the defending Cup Champion, discovers Lexi’s secret and plots to use it to ruin Dean’s race team for good, Lexi must either expose her ability to save Colton, risking Dean’s career and her own freedom in the process, or watch the only guy she’s ever fallen for race to his death.
Today we welcome Lucy for an interview. Take it away, Lucy!
What is the hardest thing about writing a book?
For me it’s the first draft. Oh how I hate putting my thoughts into words. What I do love is revising and molding the story and bringing it to life, but for me the hardest is getting the initial story on the page. Pure torture.
Where do you write?
My writing spot of choice is outside on my font porch with an ice cold beverage. I could spend a whole day doing that. Needless to say I don’t get much writing done in the winter months. I need to move to Florida or something…lol
What kinds of things do you like to do outside of writing?
I love to play board games, read, go on road trips and sit by a camp fire or just outside with a few friends and have fun.
What kinds of advice would you give to someone who wants to start writing?
Go to a conference. The things you will learn, the friends you will make, and the connections you will have are priceless. I suggest the RT Booklovers Convention. I’ve gone to four of them. One as a beginner, second and third as an aspiring author and I am currently on my fourth time attending the RT Convention this time in Las Vegas as a debut author!
What is your favorite book? Favorite author? Do you have an author that inspired/inspires you to write?
The authors that inspire me the most are not the authors of the books I read but those who I’ve met throughout the years. I don’t have to be a fan of their work or genre to be a fan of their careers. Their drive, perseverance, and advice inspires me the most and I can’t wait to see them every year when I go to the RT Convention.
Do you have any go to people when writing a book that help you with your story lines as well as editing, beta reading and such?
My poor husband helps me a great deal. He talks me down from my frustrations, helps me through the writer’s block and beta reads my chapters. He is my biggest literary angel.
When others think of me
Typing “The End”
Tell us 5 things that make you sad
Feeling left out
Dealing with anxiety
Losing people who mean a lot to me
Having to leave Disney…lol
Thanks so much for being here today, Lucy. It was great having you!
Lucy D. Briand lives in Ottawa, Canada with her comic book fanatic husband and her nonchalant Siamese cat.
By day she works full time as a public servant for the Government of Canada, but by night her creative mind takes over and conjures up young adult gear-head romance stories with supernatural twists.
When not working, reading, writing, or watching way too much TV, Lucy likes to cosplay, attend ComicCons, go on road trips to Walt Disney World, and play ridiculous amounts of board games. She’s a geek to the core but is also a huge NASCAR Cup fan.
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