Featured Interview With M.D. Luis
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I’m a California girl, born and raised, and I still live there today. I hang in the SF Bay Area and am a devoted 49er fan. Don’t ask me about the 2014 season, I couldn’t tell you what happened. When I’m not writing, I’m taking care of four boys, one of whom is full-grown and sleeps next to me in bed. I love movies, the beach, tennis (which I suck at) and racing cars. Yes, racing cars and I suck at that too but it’s a hoot. I’m afraid of creepy clowns, ventriloquists and Bigfoot.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I had a fascination with books at an early age for sure. As a young girl, I read every book I could find that had a picture of a horse on the cover. Didn’t matter what it was about. If a horse was on the cover, I read it. I began writing after reading The Outsiders when I was thirteen years old. I read a small biography about S.E. Hinton and learned that she’d written that book as a teenager. I was fascinated. I couldn’t believe someone so young could write something so moving. I was determined to one up her. Yeah, that hasn’t happened yet. What can I say? The chick rocked it.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love suspense novels the most or mysteries. I just finished a James Patterson novel called Honeymoon. It was fun, exciting and a quick read. I love that kind of stuff. The kind of fast moving stories that I can easily picture in my head and require little thought on my part. Those books are fun and entertaining. I guess that’s why Patterson is so successful. I love Grisham too and the occasional sci-fi novel. I also like nonfiction. I just read a junior novel (yes, JUNIOR novel) about Lincoln’s assassination. I love my son’s Diary of A Wimpy Kid series too. Those books are hilarious! I don’t usually read the top-sellers. They seem to come out as a movie so quickly, I lose interest in the novel. Guess I need to read faster.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I’m almost finished with my second novel, Rain. It’s part of The Aria Trilogy which I began publishing last summer. It’s a paranormal romance set in modern day times with a little action and mystery thrown in. One cannot have romance without action. It needs to be like a movie, ya know? Romance by itself is booooring. I’m hoping to have the third book written by summer 2015. It hasn’t been easy. I tried to go the traditional publishing route but it’s a discouraging rat race. I had some interest but in the end, they all said no. Publishers are leery of new authors. We’re sneaky, crabby and we steal the silverware. They don’t want us in their house. Lol.
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