I want to welcome Lucinda E Clake to my blog today for an interview and a review. Lucinda writes both comedy and action\adventure books. I've read all of her books and have included a review for the latest in the Amie series below. Now onto the interview.
What made you want to be a writer?
Pure escapism as I was a very unhappy, abused child. I read dozens of books and was once thrown out of our local library for taking too many books, they didn't believe I had read them all.
What kind of books do you read for pleasure?
Adventure (the kind I write), historical novels, spy books and crime.
What kind of writer are you: plan or not?
A vague storyline in my head and then the characters take over.
How does your average writing time go?
In theory I try to write at least 2,000 words a day and then the dreaded marketing. In fact it doesn't always work out that way. But I'm on the laptop 24/7, which makes sleeping quite uncomfortable.
What book/character of yours is your favourite?
I have to say Amie as I created her, but now she has taken over and tells me what to write. I have no control over her whatsoever.
If you had the chance to write anywhere, where would you choose?
On the rear deck of my mega yacht, in complete silence under the blazing sun of the Caribbean.
Do you prefer to type or hand write?
On the laptop always, if I tried pen and paper there would be too many scratchings out! Though when I first started writing for a living it was - wait for it - on a typewriter (the letter 'n' was missing, so those had to go in by hand).
Do you have a writing playlist? Or do you prefer silence?
Silence, though I don't mind a few birds chirping in the trees outside.
Amie returns to her beloved Africa and a settled life, but her enemies have neither forgiven nor forgotten her. They are determined to take their revenge and reclaim their honour. The events of one night change everything, leaving her with no home, no friends and no name; no future. Suddenly she no longer exists and those controlling her make it clear; she either obeys or she dies.
My review: 5 stars.
I have read all of this authors books, and loved the first two in this series. When I discovered that there had been a third released I was happy to grab it and see what came next in Amie's story of Africa. The book delivers on its promise of being beautifully written and a story that has many twists and turns, allowing you to jump from one page to next desperate to find out who is who they say they are and who is after one thing only: Amie's silence. Fast paced and filled to the brim of excellent story telling, this is a book I could not get enough of and a story that is so wonderfully told. Highly recommended to all who love a good action packed book with added adventure!
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