Did you always want to be a writer? I’ve been writing since I was eleven and when life pulls me away, I keep coming back.
What inspires you to write? Often when I’m not thinking of books, stories or writing, situations or characters pop into my head. I am intrigued by what if situations, how would such-and-such a character respond to this set of problems. Once I have a general sense of what the story will be about, my characters tend to tell me their stories.
Do you have a daily writing routine/schedule? I’ve found my most productive writing comes before noon and so I try to write or edit every morning.
What are the current books you are promoting? The Rebel series begins with The Rebel Within. Annabelle (16) lives in a world where males are exiled, quarantined or forced to fight to the death to train the elite military Mechs, the same unit that took her birth parents when she was an infant. Encountering a male escapee, the first boy she’s ever met, the only safe course for her as a cop intern is to turn him in. Instead, she risks everything to spare the boy from his fate, even as she’s forced to join the Mechs.
The second book in the series (The Rebel Trap) is due to be released in October and picks up at the end of the first novel, though I took pains to write it as a standalone story as well. Annabelle is coerced into a secret mission to spy on her police captain while her Mech commander can see and hear everything she does by means of implants. A boy she fancies and had helped to escape hacks her implants to beg her help to free his brother. Her challenge is to follow her conscience and do the right thing when she has zero privacy.
Rebels Divided takes place three years later when Annabelle (19) confronts Geo (19) in the forbidden Outlands. The first time they meet in a firefight, they do so as enemies and she doesn’t kill him. That mystifies both of them even after they meet again. Hunted by military on both sides, they struggle to overcome mutual distrust in order to work together to rescue her sister and gain justice for the murder of his father.
Can you describe your main character for us? Annabelle is driven by conscience and also by a deeply felt injustice played out against her birth parents when she was an infant. She’s adopted, loves her adoptive mom and sisters, but this sense of injustice causes her to rebel at school, against being told she has to be a cop at age sixteen, and then that she has to join the very military unit that took her parents. She is clever yet impulsive, prone to jump in whenever she faces injustice, such as a bully attacking her younger sister, or bigger bullies attacking the escaped boy she likes.
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Favorite Book? The Postman by David Brin
Favorite Author? Isaac Asimov
Favorite Food? Pizza and ice cream, of course.
Of course *wink* ;)
Favorite Sport? Basketball, like the fast pace.
Favorite Quote? There’s no point trying to educate the devoutly ignorant.
Favorite Car/Truck? Camaro
Beach or Mountains? Tahoe, you get both.
Hot or Cold? How about in between
Book or kindle? Like the feel of physical book and convenience of Nook.
Shoes or Sandals? Shoes
Walk or Ride? Walk
Early Bird or Night Owl? Early bird as it feeds my writing.
Where can people find you?
You can connect with me at any of these places:
You can find Lance's books at:
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