Interview with Lori Lucero

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love considering "what if". What if we could travel to parallel universes? What if we could travel through time? What if we had the opportunity for a major "do-over" in life? These are common themes, but I have so much fun considering the possibilities.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are awesome! I so appreciate it when anyone takes the time to read my novel.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a sequel to my first novel, Parallel Lives.
Who are your favorite authors?
Connie Willis is my favorite science-fiction author. My favorite author for general fiction is Jodi Picoult. Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris are my favorites for memoirs/humor.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work as a school psychologist. When I'm not working or writing, I love to read and snuggle with my cat. I have recently taken up meditation. I also find watching old sitcom reruns to be very relaxing. I love movies and getting together with friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover ebooks by searching Amazon, usually. Sometimes I also get suggestions through Facebook groups or other online venues.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading all kind of things. I read general fiction, some sci-fi and speculative fiction, and some mystery/thriller. I also confess to a weakness for YA novels, especially those that involve time travel, parallel universes, or dystopias.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle Paperwhite!
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
The most effective methods so far have involved simply telling people about the book, whether in person or through social media.
Describe your desk
Cluttered.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The idea for my novel came to me in a dream. Parallel Lives is about a woman who travels to a parallel universe where she is a teenager again. At the time I worked at a middle school, and I dreamed that I was on a school bus headed to that school, and I was a student, not an employee.
Published 2014-02-28.
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