I asked Lori four questions here are her answers.
What are you working on?
As an author, I am always envisioning new stories. I will drive somewhere, see a client or listen to the radio and something will spark my imagination. It’s an ah-ha moment where I think, ‘wow, I can use that.’ Then the process starts where I picture that moment with a particular style of character and I’m off on an adventurous quest.
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
At the moment I am finishing a Young Adult love story entitled Chrysalis. What makes this different than my first novel, Storms of Passion, which was a romance, is Chrysalis is a love story. To my mind a love story is an in-depth look at characters who have gone beyond the initial spark of attraction, the situations of romancing the person you want to bed, to the point where the they are willing to work to build a relationship, overcome adversity and grow together.
Why do you write what you do?
I write what I want to read. If I wouldn’t read it, I won’t write it. I love a good adventure and I believe my work differs from others based on the life experiences I inject into stories. Not only can I envision the moments, see the sights and smells, but because I’ve been there, I write what I know, where I’ve been and how I and others have reacted to the situation.
How does your writing process work?
As a business owner of a national company, I have been able to travel from one coast to the other, experience how people live, work and prosper in the various, often remote areas of this significantly diverse country. As a mother and wife, I understand the fear and protective nature associated with those roles and I am lucky enough to be married to a ‘considerate lover’ who tries very hard to be a redneck, though at the heart of the matter, he is the one who taught me how to be romantic and face adversity as a team member.
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Lori Power is the owner of Quikcard Benefits Consulting Inc., a national brokerage firm.The mother of two boys and wife for more years than she wishes to admit, for it only ages her. Lori Power has dreamed of being a writer since she was a teenager and is very proud of her first published novel, Storms of Passion, set for its worldwide release through Wild Rose Press, on March 27th.
To learn more about Lori's book read my blog on Saturday 29th March as I interview her about her latest release Storms of Passion.