Show Notes with Links
- Minette Lauren introduces herself and her menagerie!
- She describes her inspiration for Race for the Sun: The Soul Watcher Series Book One
- More than your standard steamy romance, Race for the Sun offers depth on topics of the soul, reincarnation, and the afterlife. Minette’s writing is often lyrical.
- We talk about the brain and the masculine/feminine spectrum.
- Minette talks about the “rules” she had to create for her main character, Soledad (who is a spirit, a “soul watcher”).
- Playing with names in the novel and Minette’s personal activities…riding her Harley, skiing, but not painting!
- She talks about which character(s) she relates to most.
- The poignant breakdown scene and how incidents in Minette’s personal life informed her narrative.
- We discuss social media and the challenges of keeping up with our “author platforms.”
- Questions of identity and the “mother voice” and more ways Race for the Sun stands out from typical romance novels.
- Minette reads a passage (but first talks about a 1st grade teacher who wasn’t helpful in the read-aloud department!)
- We jump to Sins of the Sister, a killer-thriller novel Minette co-wrote with friend Zoe Tasia under the pen name Zari Reede.
- How does co-writing work? Who does what? Rules of co-writing.
- The inspiration for this twin/serial killer novel.
- What’s next? Shout-outs and how to find Minette:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/minette_laurenhttps://twitter.com/zarireede Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/people/Zari-Reede/100010772653620
Barnes and Noble:https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/race-for-the-sun-minette-lauren/1129908697?ean=2940161779422#sk_reviewsContainterId
Instagram: @MinetteLaurenAuthor. @ZariReede
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- Laurel’s Amazon Author page
- Intro/outro voice by Nick McHargue,
Podcast music from Jamendo Royalty Free Music
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