Friday, January 13, 2012

Food Friday--Interrupted

So, this was supposed to run over at Supernatural Bookworm today. I'm not quite sure what happened. Since it didn't show over there, here it is, in all it's glory.


Interview Questions for LM Pruitt


1.      Describe ‘Taken’ in three words.

--Smart, sexy, and dangerous



2.      How many books have you written? If more than once, which is your favorite?

--Right now I have three books out—Shades of Gray, New Moon Rising and Taken, with Shades of Desire coming out next month. Out of those completed four, I’d have to say Taken is my favorite.



3.      When did you realize your first wanted to be a writer?

--I’ve always written, usually fluffy, chick-lit type stuff. It wasn’t until the last couple of years I seriously started writing, and only recently have I thought about being able to write as a genuine career.



4.      Do you have strange habits that help with your writing?

--I wouldn’t say strange, really. I tend to have playlists for songs or types of scenes. If I get stuck, I’ll revert to handwriting/long hand for a bit to clear the muck. Probably my strangest habit is reading my raw chapters—those I’ve sent to my crit partner, Shea MacLeod—on my phone while at the bar. If it can hold my attention even while competing with vodka, I’m on the right track.



5.      What kind of research did you do to ‘Taken’?

--Quite a bit, actually. Some is standard for any book—location details, income and job specifications. For Taken, I also did research on human trafficking, the Russian Mafiya, New York state name changing procedures, handguns, Tasers, the AFCIS system—basically, a ton of stuff. About half I pulled from old school textbooks (I was a criminology major) and family members who are former law enforcement. The rest? I’d like to thank Ask.com.



6.      What is your favourite part/scene from ‘Taken’?
--Wow. This is genuinely tough. Since I only get to pick one, I’d say the chapter where the truth about Frankie and Jack—or the partial truth, anyway—comes to light. It drives home the complexity and need in their relationship even while amping up the mystery about their past. In other words, it appeals to both the mind and the heart—and I don’t get to write too many scenes like that.


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