Interview with LaRue Agresti

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that if I am truly honest, I might connect with my reader in a way that enhances their life. By concentrating on the readers experience and ability to relate I am less fearful and more joyous in the writing process.​
What do your fans mean to you?
We are all just travelers trying to navigate this life and if I touched someone with my writing in a positive way, then I would hope they could pass that along. I feel all humans are connected to the same energy source​ and my readers are just a little more connected to me and hopefully, we can enrich each other's​ energy.
What are you working on next?
The second book with more of the unique stories and characters.
Who are your favorite authors?
David Sedaris
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I believe everyday is its own little universe so I am always joyful to be starting fresh everyday. Coffee helps!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to entertain and I am usiually planning an occassion. Any excuse for a party! I collect Art Deco and love antiquing and resale shopping. I spends summers enjoying my home and garden on land and winters on my sailboat in the Caribbean.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a play when I was 11 years old, that I tried to produce with the kids on my block. Not too successfully I might add since it was like trying to herd cats!
What is your writing process?
I tend to write in large bursts rather than a little each day. I am always writing down notes which later get divided into the chapters they belong in. Somehow many scraps of paper turn into a book.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Heidi which probably is responsible for my love of goat cheese. Also The Secret Garden which was quite magical for a liitle girl.
How do you approach cover design?
I gave the artist specific guidelines for style and color but allowed her to take creative license with it and it came out perfect on the first take. As a a creative person myself, I know you can not work in a confined atmoshere.
What do you read for pleasure?
Non fiction I love true stories.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I Pad
Describe your desk
At home it is in my Hot Pink and Aqua colored office that looks out to my garden.On the boat it is up on deck with a pad of paper or my I pad.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Chicago and my book is totally influenced by my experience there.It is actually the backdrop for much of Boomer Tales:Hula Hoops Hippies Hemp and Hijinks
When did you first start writing?
Age 10
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted complete control of my story.
Published 2016-05-09.
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