In the second installment of author interviews, I chat with Liane Darby about her love for writing, her influences, and why angst is so popular.
1) What is your first memory of writing? When did you start?
I always thought about writing a book but just never found the time with being a Mum and all. I only started writing to relieve stress when my husband became ill. My first memory was coming up with the story line for Remember When...
2) As a new writer, what is your advice for others thinking of starting out?
Dont expect too much too soon. I thought I would write a book and everyone would read it and love it. I wanted to be the next Anna Todd, plucked from obscurity and published..lol
3) What are your writing influences? Favorite writers/novels/films?
I love a good love story and books that I can relate to. I love Jodi Picoult, H M Ward, Sylvia Day and sooo many Wattpad writers. I love comedy films and also a good love story eg: The Notebook. My favourite book of all time would have to be My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I also LOVED the Twilight books and films.
4) What is it about Tori (Remember When) that you think your readers will relate to?
Tori had it all and then it was cruelly ripped away from her. Its the story of finding love the second time around after a life altering tragedy and the old adage that "age is just a number" as Tori is older than Cody. Its a love story with a little humour :)
5) You took a different route with All the Love. From the gentle choices of Remember When, All the Love is angst filled. What made you go in that direction?
All the love is based on my life and relationship with my husband. The line when he tells her to f**k off in the pub, really happened like that and thats how we met...lol
Book one from the Remember Series.
Tori had an idyllic life with her husband, Daniel, and their two children. Daniel is cruelly ripped away from Tori and killed in a motorcycle accident. Tori is barely surviving when she meets the younger Cody Dallas. Cody sweeps her off her feet but will they live happily ever after? This book delves into the whole "age barrier" controversy. Tori is older than Cody and this causes some problems within their relationship.
My name is Liane Dee or @FindingStylesxx (on Wattpad) and I am a married Mum with children. My kids and husband are my biggest supporters, although my hubby wont read my books :) My daughter is a fantastic writer as well and she is the one who encouraged me to start writing. I would give her ideas for her books and it all took off from there. I have a lot of interests like reading, horses and music. I am slightly obsessed with One Direction and I love the work of James Bay and Ed Sheeran. Music is a huge factor in my life. If there is no music in the house you know I am in a bad mood. I have struggled with weight issues and in January 2015, I had gastric banding and am on the road to a healthy happy me. I am taking a 7mths holiday from Feb 2016 and travelling UK, Europe and USA with the hubby, visiting all the places I have ever wanted to see and writing up a storm.
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