1. What were you before you became an author? Did this influence your choices as a writer?
I started off as a journalist in south Florida, working a small daily called the South Dade News Leader. Then for some crazy reason, I decided to become a lawyer, and registered for law school as a single mom of two girls, ages 3 and 5. (I know, right?!) After that, I practiced family law for 30 years, in Florida, then Pennsylvania. Several of my books feature lawyers as heroines, so I’d say that expertise came in handy.
2. Are you genre specific or general? I don’t mean major genres but subdivisions or romance, mystery or paranormal.
One of the things I’m proud of is that I don’t write to a romance “formula.” My stories come to me on a range of topics, so I have romance, romantic suspense, suspense/thriller. Fantasy, sci-fi, and back to sci-fi romance. And a paranormal mystery! The romances are under Alana Lorens, the fantasy/sci-fi under Lyndi Alexander
3. What is your latest release?
TENDER MISDEMEANORS, a romantic suspense, came out March 18 from the Wild Rose Press. Here is the story: Caryn Orlane has law enforcement in her blood; her father was a cop, and his father, too. She's a federal agent in northwest Montana, protecting the old forests and keeping the peace.
Levi Bradshaw also believes in protecting the forests, but has a very different MO. He's the leader of a group of eco-warriors, determined to save the trees of the Bitterroot by legal—and illegal—means.
When they meet in the woods at gunpoint, their encounter ignites a spark of interest, despite operating on opposite sides of the law. When their worlds turn on them, they only grow closer. If they don’t work together, can either survive?
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4. What are you working on now?
A ménage a trois story with a man, a woman and a gender-swapping alien traveling in dangerous space. https://lyndialexander.wordpress.com/works-in-progress/
5. Do your reading choices influence your choice of a writing career?
Probably. For years I read gothic romances and then Victoria Holt, Jane Aiken Hodge, Dorothy Eden, so romantic suspense is firmly embedded in my brain. Same with sci-fi—Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke and so on. Now I’m reading A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, studying how to create such compelling characters.
6. Where can we find you?
Website : https://Alana-lorens.com
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Alana-Lorens/e/B005GE0WBC/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Thanks so much for hosting me today! If anyone has other questions, I'd be glad to answer them.....
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