Day 26 Lori Foster – Romance, Making Life Better

 So Much To Celebrate

It’s so easy for me to say what I love about the romance genre. It’s harder for me to keep it concise. There’s just so much to admire.NO LIMITS - final See, I believe in love. Not just fleeing infatuation, or redhot lust, or lasting friendship – but all of that combined into one great big mass of awesomeness. The whole shebang. The till-death-do-us-part kind that puts a couple together for the long haul, working through difficult times, celebrating various joys, butting heads and supporting each other on days both cloudy and sunny. I believe two people are better when they find each other. No one should rush it,  and no one should settle.  If you’re going to share your life, it has to be with the right person. It’s a fact that no two couples are the same – and that certainly keeps things interesting for them, and for those around them. All of that is true in a romance novel, too! Each author brings her voice to the story making it more suspenseful, or funnier, or heartbreaking or hot, hot, hot. And it always ends well. As in real life, the characters face adversity – both in the relationship and in the plot. But they work it out, they find their way and conquer the ugliness with love. I’ve read (and written) about modest characters, bold characters, wealthy and poor, with gifted backgrounds and with a past so dark it can break your heart. Both in reading and in writing, I laugh and cry with the characters. I snort at the absurd and snicker at the funny. But always, always in romance, I end with a sigh of satisfaction. I know this is true for other readers because they write me and tell me so. Every week I hear from someone who says his or her life was made a little easier because a romance novel entertained, distracted, or in some way brought comfort at a time when it was desperately needed. I love my work. I love this industry. And I really, really love all the people in it. Happy reading! Recommendations: I’m a dedicated Katie McGarry fan. She writes very romantic, heartfelt, warm and sexy YA novels that have completely won me over! Love, love, love her work!


 

Questions for the Author:

Describe the most daring, adventurous or inspiring thing you ever did.

I’m not daring or adventurous, so I’ll have to go with inspiring. I have the annual “Reader and Authors Get Together” each year where we get 500 Hard Knocksbook lovers together, have amazing raffles, photos, meals, parties, book signings, editor and agent appointments and more, and we make INCREDIBLE donations to very worthwhile causes. The event happens in June. More details are here: Lori’s Reader/Author Get-together.

Tell us about your journey to becoming a writer. (How did you decide to get started? Did you always know or was there a specific moment when you knew?)

Once when I was too sick to get out of bed, my sister brought me a bag full of romances to read. I instantly got hooked and I no sooner became a reader than I wanted to write so I could make the books go *exactly* as I wanted them to. I wrote more than 10 books over approximately 5 years (it’s all a blur now) before I finally got my first sale back in ’96. I wrote the first two books long hand, then used a typewriter, and finished up the last few with a borrowed word processor. I didn’t buy an actual computer until I’d sold that first book and gotten my advance!

Tell us about The (or A) Book That Changed Your Life. (Why?)
I no longer remember the title or author of the first romance novel I read, but that was the game changer. I picked up that borrowed book, skipped around until I found a love scene, then got so caught up in the story I had to go back to the beginning to see how the two of them had gotten to that point. In one book I went from a non-reader to a voracious reader… and shortly thereafter to a writer. All I remember about that first book is that it was historical and the hero found the heroine on the side of the road having a miscarriage. He cared for her himself, and the intimacy of it fascinated me!

 

Lori is generously offering 5 books for the giveaway, 4 to U.S. readers (entry below) and 1 to an international reader (enter here). The title is winner’s choice of books the author has on hand.

Lori - Fri book signing CRoppedLori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers. Lori has been the recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy and for Contemporary Romance. She’s had top selling titles with Amazon, BN and the BGI Group. For more info on Lori, go to www.LoriFoster.com

 

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