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Laura Landon for Lost in Romance!

by Louisa Klein

1) Why Romance? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it?
I was definitely chosen by romance. I love reading about a tortured hero and a strong heroine. I enjoy traveling with them as they trip over their flaws and ultimately find their Happily-Ever-After!
 
2) Is there a romance author, living or dead, who inspires you particularly?
I would have a difficult time naming just one author who inspired and influenced me. I grew up reading Catherine Cookson, Phillipa Carr/Victoria Holt, Rosalind Laker, and many more wonderful writers. Their works instilled in me a love of historical England, which is where my romances take place – in Victorian England. But even more, they showed me how time and place influence the reactions characters must take, and how Victorian/Regency society played its own game with the lives of not just the wealthy, but all those who worked with and for them. Today there are many, many excellent historical authors who do just that. I read as many of them as time allows!
 
3) Please, tell us about your latest book and, if you can, about your future projects.
In October of 2012, Montlake Romance released SILENT REVENGE, INTIMATE DECEPTION, and THE MOST TO LOSE. To have three books released on the same day was an incredible experience. In 2013, Montlake Romance will release INTIMATE SURRENDER (the sequel to INTIMATE DECEPTION) and A RISK WORTH TAKING. I will also re-release MORE THAN WILLING. I am currently writing the sequel to THE MOST TO LOSE. I’m excited because so many readers have asked for Hadleigh and Amanda’s story.
 
4) How was your writing journey? Was it difficult to find an agent and get published?
My writing journey was long and oftentimes very frustrating. I started submitting to publishers and agents in the late 1990s, and have the rejections letters to prove it. After nearly fifteen years of rejections, my first Victorian historical was published in 2010 by a small publisher. My next five works were published by Prairie Muse, an independent publisher. Those books brought me the visibility so that in 2011 I signed with Montlake Romance and they released my next three works in 2012. I do not have an agent.
 
5) What’s your opinion about this Ebook revolution? Would you consider the indie route?
My opinion of the E-book revolution is that E-publishing is the FUTURE of publishing. I couldn’t be more excited about E-publishing. I am published because of the E-book revolution. If traditional publishing were the only choice open to me, I’d still be collecting rejection letters today. Indie publishing enables any writer who has a story to tell, the ability to reach readers. Having said that, I also believe there are many improvements to be made to the process. Overall, though, I’m happy to let “readers” choose what gets read. For me, it’s been infinitely better than placing my future in the hands of one person/publisher.
 
6) Nowadays many publishers expect their authors to use Social media a lot to promote their books. Many authors, on the other hand, would prefer to write only, without being distracted by digital trivialities: what are your thoughts?
Every writer I know would rather spend her/his time writing. But we live in a world of Social Media and are forced to do a certain amount of promoting. I’m terribly inept at promoting on Social sites, so I do very little. I find that promoting can eat up valuable writing time if you let it, and most promotion doesn’t reach the number of readers warranted by the time you spend. I’m fortunate that Prairie Muse Publishing has filled that niche for me. I prefer to spend my time writing the best book I can write, then letting my readers promote it for me. They seem to do a much better job of promoting than I do. Thank you for interviewing me on “LOST IN ROMANCE”!
 
Info about the author:
Laura Landon enjoyed ten years as a high school teacher and nine years making sundaes and malts in her very own ice cream shop, but once she penned her first novel, she closed up shop to spend every free minute writing. Now she enjoys creating her very own heroes and heroines, and making sure they find their happily ever after.
A vital member of her rural community, Laura directed the town’s Quasquicentennial, organized funding for a recycle center and a physical fitness center, and serves on the hospital foundation board.
Laura lives in the Midwest, surrounded by her family and friends. She has written more than a dozen Victorian historicals, five of which are selling worldwide in English, and one which is currently being reprinted in Japanese. She is a Prairie Muse Platinum and Amazon Montlake author.
 
To know more, please visit her website: http://www.lauralandon.com/
 
To buy her latest book, simply click on the cover below:
 

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