Every book I write has characters near and dear to my heart. The books I write are the ones I want to read, with characters I want to meet, (Okay maybe one or two I’d rather not), but with hero’s to cheer for, and always love to hope for.
~ Lorhainne Eckhart
2012 was an amazing year in the publishing world for me, and it started with The Forgotten Child, which landed on the Amazon bestseller list for western romance and romance series. 2013 has seen me posted in the top 100 authors on Amazon for romantic suspense, mystery/thrillers, and police procedurals.
Where did it all begin? In 2008, I published my first novel, The Captain’s Lady, a contemporary military romance, through The Wild Rose Press. I’ve since received the rights back from my publisher, and I rewrote the book and republished it with a brand new title, Saved.
I write edgy romantic suspense (Walk the Right Road Series), western romance (Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series), and young adult mystery, and I warn my readers to expect the unexpected. I’m a mother of three children and we live on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. I encourage you to contact me by email; I do answer every email I receive.
Stay tuned. There is more to come from the Walk the Right Road Series and Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series, as well as a brand new western romance series coming later this fall, The One.
And to my readers and all of you who have shared my stories with your family and friends, a big, heartfelt thank-you.
What inspires you to write?
Everything inspires me to write. Life going on around me, the community, stories I may hear. I have a need to write, and an idea for a story comes to me I sit down to outline it and the story comes pouring out.
Tell us about your writing process.
Well I write in the mornings. And like most authors I find it’s the most productive time. I’ve taken this lead some of my fellow authors have put out there and I’ve put my foot down and have become protective of my writing time. Every morning I write and I’ll start as early at six in the morning, but I generally shut it down by lunch time. I really try to get ten pages done and most days I am successful. I do outline my books but quite often in the story, it does change.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Ha ha. That’s funny. I listen to my characters, when I’m writing they take over. Because this is their story.
What advice would you give other writers?
Well you have to write, be self-motivated and focused. And you need to carve out a schedule for yourself to write everyday and tell your friends, family, whoever is around this is your writing time. Treat it like a job where you have to go work.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It was the hiccups in the industry and I also joined a successful group of Indie Authors and we all have one thing in common, we play to win. We’re driven we’re focused and we want to write. I published my first book with a publisher, but since I chose to go the self-publishing route for all my other books, and for me this has worked out and I am living the Indie Author dream.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe there are a lot more changes on the horizon.
What genres do you write?
Western Romance, Romantic Suspense, Military Romance
What formats are your books in? Both eBook and Print
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