Interview with Lorna Grant

What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly romance-new adult, but i'm also quite a fan of the fantasy. And somethimes I'm in the mood for some science related stuff. So, for pleasure? I read pretty much a bit of everything.
Describe your desk
A mess [laughs] oh no trust me, my desk is a mess all the time. But an organized one, full of pens, post-its and journals where I write when i'm not on the computer. Also an empty cup of coffee or tea and probably a hand-cream. Like a said, a mess.
When did you first start writing?
I think it was around 7 or 8 years old when I started to write, many moons ago! I used to write poetry, a really bad one.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind "Painting Flowers" is that it was a fanfiction, yes yes a fanfiction. Also that I wanted to explore the point of view of the male character, and I really enjoyed making both sides! So, for me it is a goal accomplished.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy for me is when someone that read your book tells you that they felt what you meant to say, or that can picture what you said and that the words touch them somehow. To be able to reach a small part on someone's heart or even distract them and take them to another place with your story it's what really motivates me to keep writing. Even if it's not very very good.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a new adult series. Romance again.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh boy, yes I do! It was a really really crappy one, but it was fun. It was about some werewolf who was in love with the soul of a human. Weird and funny.
What is your writing process?
First of all I write ALL of the random dialogues in a bunch of journals or documents. And after that I start to make drafts of the characters and then the story it's there to be written.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first first one no. But I do remember the first story that had an impact in me. It was about a bunch of kids who woke up a day and decided that they wanted to bring the sky to the ground, and travel around in space. It was amazing.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
In no particular order:
1- "Los niños que bajaron el cielo" by María Granata - This is the book that the bunch of kids decided to bring the sky to the ground.
2- "Rules of attraction" by Simone Elkeles - A book that made me love it in a really short time while reading it. The characters are so good and the history is so great that I read it like a day. It's a really good novel that is also very realistic.
3- "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell - I don't even know where to begin to describe my love for this book.
4- "The old man and the sea" by Ernest Hemingway - Is one of those classics that I can read a million times and never get tired of.
5- "Faking it" by Cora Carmack - I have a thing for every single book of Cora but this one has my heart.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly by Goodreads or sometimes recommendations.
Published 2016-06-09.
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