Wednesday, May 18, 2011

❤author: Laina Turner Interview and Giveaway!

❤ Today, as part of a NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz™ blog tour, I will be hosting debut author, Laina Turner with an interview. Laina will be telling us all about herself, her new book, and her passion for writing -- wrapped up with a great giveaway.

Are you ready for this? 
Let's get started 

❤ Welcome to ¡Miraculous!, Laina! Will you please share a short bio with us and tell us a little about your books?


I am a businesswoman, mom, author, professor, and a major supporter of shopping. I have an undying love for shoes and coffee, which is why I created my main character and alter ego Presley Thurman in by novel, Stilettos & Scoundrels. While she enjoys her day job, my passion is writing, and I spend lot of time writing my fiction or working on her social website for women, Chiczofrenic.com. I currently live in Indiana with my family, and am always writing something, whether it’s for blogs, articles, business journals and books, or ideas for my next novel. I am continuously doing what I love which is writing or drinking coffee.

❤ What inspired you to write your first book and then how did you get published? Tell us your call story.

I have been writing since I was in 2nd grade but I never really finished anything. I would get about half way through and decide it was crap and scrap it. However, when I got to my late 30’s I realized I wasn’t fulfilled and needed to go after some of those dreams that were always on the back of my mind. Stilettos & Scoundrels was the product of that decision.

After a lot of thinking and research I decided to self publish and formed my own publishing company called Five Seas Ink. I now am not only publishing my own books but have a few other authors as well. It’s been very exciting.

❤ It sure sounds like a thrill! Describe your writing in three words.

Fun, entertaining, imperfect.

❤ What's the most interesting comment you have ever received about your books? 

“Did you mold Cooper Sands after me?” from a guy I knew. I hadn’t.

❤ Just a coincidence :) What's next for you?

I am currently working on the sequel to Stilettos & Scoundrels called Handbags & Hooligans. It will be out in the fall.

❤ Where can you be found on the web?

My website, www.lainaturner.com.

❤ Thanks so much for being here with us today, Laina! I can't wait to read Stilettos & Scoundrels. Good luck to you and your future writing endeavors!

Giveaway!

 Thanks to Laina's tour publicist, NURTURE Virtual BOOK Tourz™, one lucky reader will win their very own print copy of Stilettos & Scoundrels. To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is comment on Laina's interview or ask Laina a question that hasn't already been asked. No need to follow my blog -- though it is always appreciated :)

This giveaway is open internationally and will end on June 31st sorry, I forgot there was no June 31st. June 30th, 2011 at 11.59 EST. Good luck!

,
Stephanie!