Interview with Laura Lang

When did you first start writing?
As a child I had a great interest in writing, but it would take me many years before I actually but pen to paper, so to speak.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Sorrow of Lust, is a vampire romance, very much based in reality. It follows the life of a true vampire from his beginnings as a Roma Gypsy to his life as a successful sculptor. The story chronicles his one hundred and forty five years as a vampire, his women, and his addiction to blood.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The story. I am the author of two other novels, Rite of the Path, and Crime of Passion. I am driven to tell the story I create through my characters.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Definitely the characters. They speak to me, and become very real as I am telling their story. I want their voices to be heard, and I achieve a very high level of satisfaction when I write.
What are you working on next?
My next novel tells the story of a young woman in-love with two men for very different reasons. This novel explores the extraordinary circumstances that fuel her needs, and desires of both men.
Who are your favorite authors?
John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Woody Allen, and Jacqueline Susann.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Love of life, love of family, and friends, and the irrepressible joy of writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was about a "shilling" which fell out of a man's pant pocket in London, and traveled all the way from England to Ellis Island. I was eight years old.
What is your writing process?
The characters speak to me through dreams, and become more fluid as I write about them. Who they are, and how they convey their story to me is already establish by the time I begin the first draft.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a definite picture of how I want to convey the story. It doesn't necessarily have to show photographs or illustrations. It's more about the color, and the dramatic effect of the title.
What do you read for pleasure?
Although I write about romance, I love to read crime dramas, and biographies.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My computer.
Describe your desk
It's large. I have some of my favorite things on my desk, although they have nothing to do with writing. They are more like good-luck charms. An Egyptian cat made out of blue and white crackle. A sweet stuffed-animal mouse, sporting a red scarf and navy vest. Lots of sticky notes with dialogue from my present characters. A small desk clock, paperclips in a hand-made pottery container, and two staplers. Many pens and pencils are in a small red bucket. A brass paper-weight, a small calendar and two laptops, all of this sits upon a light blue figure 8 shaped desk. .
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading and watching films, especially film noir. Dinner with friends having stimulating conversations, and drinking great wine.
Published 2014-06-01.
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Books by This Author

The Sorrow of Lust
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,230. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
The Sorrow of Lust is a vampire romance novel written from the perspective of reality, mixed with fantasy. It begins in the year of 1856 when our hero, Gunari Noctis Stronitekya is born to Marineska, a young Gypsy woman who is ravished by a vampire. The reader is engaged as Gunari tells the story of his addiction to blood, excessive sexual desire, and his need to survive.