Welcome Diane Saxon – Author of Loving Lydia

This week I turn the blog over to my sister Liquid Silver author Diane Saxon. 

Do you have only one WIP, or do you bounce around between projects?
I have several WIPs, but I don’t so much bounce as glide. Right now I have Loving Lydia, the first of my Atlantic Divide Series, due for release on 3rd June 2013. My second in the Series, Bad Girl Bill, has also just been contracted with Liquid Silver Books. Third in the Series, Cormack Blunt, I am currently writing and almost finished
So, to me it’s an orderly queue. When I sent Loving Lydia to Acquisitions, I waited three weeks for an answer and meanwhile, I started writing the next book. Edits get priority. Any time I’m not editing, I’m writing. After all that’s what it’s about – isn’t it?
Do you know what to write next?
Absolutely. It’s fairly easy as I am writing a Series. Atlantic Divide is based on the fact that there will always be one American, one British in the mix. The character of my next book tends to make a brief appearance in my current WIP. I don’t always know who that will be until they demand to be heard. Like Bill in Book 2. Read Loving Lydia and you’ll understand why she wanted her own story.
Other than the Series, I have a few other ideas lined up.
Would you rather win the lottery, or end up writing the next big book?
Definitely write the book! I know I would never appreciate the money as much if I won it, than if I earned it. It’s a matter of personal pride, and I was brought up to believe that if you want something, you work for it, and be proud of your achievements.
How do you feel about self-publishing?
Personally, I feel if I had self-published, Loving Lydia would not have been what it is. I’ve been thrilled by the amount of support I’ve had from Liquid Silver Books’ Editors and support staff.
I never wanted to self-publish. I looked into it briefly and knew it wasn’t for me. It can be a big outlay for editing, artwork, promotions etc. And I have an ego. I wanted to be told I had a great story and the LSB Editors did, and have reassured me throughout. 
What comes first for you: plot or character?
Character. The Plot is wrapped around the characters and they develop the story for me. In Loving Lydia, Sam was the character that drove the story, in his quiet gentle manner, he lead me just where he wanted me to go.
How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?
They’re not. Although there may be a feature or features that I want to use, for example, Zoe the Vet in my coming book … and you’ll have to wait and see what strange feature she has!
Who is, hands down, the sexiest actor of all time?
Easy, George Clooney. Wait, wait, wait. Brad Pitt. No, Hugh Jackman.  Okay, I take it all back – it’s got to be Johnny Depp. See, easy!
What genre would you write if you didn’t write Contemporary Romance?
Thriller.
Atlantic Divide Series – Book 1
Loving Lydia – Release Date 3rd June 2013
Tag Line
She thought she could hide from the violence of her past. Then, she met the one man whose patience was matched only by his determination to peel away the layers of her secrets.
Blurb
Hiding from the horrors of her past, the last thing quiet, shy Lydia thinks she needs is a persistent cowboy, who not only wants to strip away her clothes, but the layers of her secrets too. What Sam wants is more than just skin deep.
Little by little, as Lydia’s past start to reveal itself, Sam sees a woman who has never been afraid, who was bold and adventurous—talented and exciting.  As Sam discovers the truths Lydia has buried in her heart, her nightmares of the past become stronger and her fear of the future threatens to jeopardize everything.

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