Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Five Questions with Author Selena Laurence

Q1. First let’s talk just writing in general. Do you have a certain process—outlines, times of day that the ideas flow best, etc?

A. I usually write in the afternoon. Right now I'm doing 2k words a day five days a week, and I often sprint with an online group (write as fast as you can for thirty minutes straight). I can get 1700-2000 words in the ninety minutes at my kids' soccer practice. LOL

Q2. Since the Lush series is set around a band, what music influences you? What are your favorite bands?

A. I'm easy to please. Right now I love Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Stevie Rae Vaughn, Lukas Nelson (Willie's son), Lorde, and Florida Georgia Line.

Q3. Joss is such a well developed character—he’s tormented; he’s deep; (he’s also pretty hot!) How did you come up with him? Is he based on anyone you know or a rock star you admire?

A. Thanks for all of that! And no, he's not based on anyone. He looks a lot like Jared Leto in my head, but I don't know anything about Jared Leto as a person. Joss is the character that came to me the easiest and just flowed. He popped into my head out of nowhere, and he was pretty much fully formed. He's the most real to me, and I think he's probably some deep hidden part of me!

Q4. The story has a great balance of fun scenes (Joss’s panty rant to the driver), poignant scenes (the big reveal), and some brewing sexual tension scenes (the pool). What was your favorite scene to write?

A. You know, I don't usually have favorites. I did like the panty rant, and the one where Joss says, "Welcome to rock and roll baby" or something like that. Sometimes I crack myself up. Not sure if anyone else thinks it's funny, but it keeps me entertained. ;)

It was! That was a great line and such a rock star thing for him to say to her!

Q5. I would definitely like to read more about Joss and Mel to see them negotiate all the plans they
outline at the end and the new adventures they undertake. Any plans for another book focused on them?  And what can you tell us about Lowdown and Lush (#3) and A Lush Reunion (#4)?

A. I don't have another book about Joss and Mel planned, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen. All things are possible with me. I'm a pretty spontaneous gal. lol

Lowdown and Lush is being written right now and what I'll tell you is that it reveals all of Mike's secrets, so you'll finally understand his sometimes crappy behavior. As for Lush 4, I hope it'll wrap up everyone's loose ends, and provide the ultimate HEA for the entire band and their girls. I have thought of some possible spin offs from Lush into another series, so if that happens it'll be set up in Lush 4.

Thanks so much! We'll definitely be looking out for the next books.

Selena Laurence is the Barnes and Noble Bestselling author of what she likes to call Edgy Contemporary Romance. Her books have been Amazon Top 10 bestsellers in multiple categories including Multicultural Romance, Hispanic Fiction, Urban Fiction, Military Romance, and Romantic Suspense. Her New Adult romance, Hidden, won the 2014 Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the year.

Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she or Mr. Laurence know what to do with.

You can connect with Selena Laurence via email at author(at)selenalaurence(dot)com or through the following:

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