Interview with LJ Scar

What are you working on next?
A romantic comedy - I'm very excited about it. Don't have a title yet but do have a book summary because I've found the pre-publication description is instrumental to writing the story. Here it is:

Do what you love…love what you do.
Is that too much to ask?
Hayden has hated every job she ever had. Working for bosses who want a mind reader or a yes woman has left her feeling unmotivated. So when she gets the boot for dropping the F bomb after being berated by her supervisor she goes home to a pint of raspberry me chocomite and settles down to watch her favorite show Fix it Up followed by an infomercial telling her to stop working for your money, make your money work for you. Two days later she has the deed to a dump, is living off her emergency credit card and is in way over her head.

Beck’s business card motto is “Don’t worry, I will take care of it.” Demo, home repairs, landscaping, general contracting is how he makes his money. He gets his clients from going to bank auctions and watching people who don’t know what they are doing purchase foreclosed homes site unseen. He thinks he has just found his next client when he catches a hot babe wobbling on heels and bidding on a house he remembers from a past job.

All she wants is to renovate, flip and not be intimidated by her subs. Certainly not the one who makes her heart race and who just might be trying to scam her.

All he wants is to get paid but if he has to lose his shirt in the process he won’t complain.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
With my husband and dogs usually doing something outdoors. I also love traveling, biking, hiking and of course reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I tend to stick with the contemporary romance genre. Sometimes I will go with the recommendations of friends and other authors. Other times I search whatever e-book retailer I'm on by keywords of the subject matter of a book I'd like to read. On that one, I took the idea from all the keywords I had to come up with when I publish on each site. I really like to give authors with few or 0 ratings a try. I wish more people would do this.
How do you approach cover design?
I'm fairly open on the cover design I choose but I have one rule - no cheesy covers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Self-expression and it is the best creative outlet I have found.
Who are your favorite authors?
Sarah Dessen, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nora Roberts; Jill Shalvis, Gayle Forman, R.L. Mathewson, Jessica Clare, Shannon Stacey
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
There was a giant chalkboard at an event I attended in downtown Louisville that had 100 slots for anyone to fill in the blank on: Before I die I want to -

For me the answer was publish a book. So I did. 3 so far
Is there any type of character you won't write?
Yes, a male billionaire. Don't get me wrong, I've read about plenty. Some were great! However, I like my females to fall in love with somewhat real men. For me, billionaires aren't those.
What has been your biggest challenge in regards to your books?
Two spring to mind. People I know think a character is based on them, NOT in the least. I've had some decent sales and huge success with giveaways being downloaded BUT I can't seem to get the reviews I need to climb up the ladder.
Published 2014-04-22.
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