The author of Two Lethal Lies (and a number of other romantic suspense novels), Annie Solomon, gave me the opportunity to ask some questions about her writing and share the answers with all of you. Plus, be sure to check out the giveaway for Two Lethal Lies!
Until reading Two Lethal Lies, I had no idea there was a Disney World tunnel system to allow the characters to move around unseen. How did you discover the existence of the tunnels?
While doing research on Disneyworld I came across a video that mentioned the tunnels. I was fascinated, and immediately knew I had to use them somehow. If you want to see the tunnels or get more behind-the-scenes Disney info, you can watch the video on my website, http://anniesolomon.com/tll_behindthescenes.html. I’ve got other interesting research tidbits there, too.
What’s your writing routine?
I’m a morning person and a procrastinator, so if I don’t write first thing there’s a good chance I won’t write at all. I get up, have breakfast, and go right to work. Depending on what I’m working on—first draft or rewrites—I’ll last until my brain pops, or until lunch, whichever comes first.
Jules from Two Lethal Lies loves to read. What was your favorite book as a child?
Oh, man—so many! The Edward Eager books were a fave— Magic or Not?, Magic by the Lake, Half Magic. Also the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace. I had no idea they were written so long ago! Oh—and anything by Beverly Cleary.
What book (your own or someone else’s) has had the most impact on your life?
I can’t point to one book, but rather to the whole experience of reading. Some of my earliest memories are going to the library with my mother and picking out books to take home. I’ve always been a dreamer, and books took me to other worlds and new people. I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember, if for no other reason than to recreate that delicious feeling of being transported elsewhere.
What’s up next for you?
I just finished the first in a trilogy, tentatively called The Chronicles of Stella Moon. It’s a sci fi book set 500 years in the future during a time when most of the world has traded their humanity for The Gift--a restructured genome that suppresses violence and strong emotion, but brings with it perfect health and long life. Stella Moon is my heroine, and over the course of the books she discovers that Gifted civilization is based on a vast array of lies that extends over her whole world and even to herself. Forced to flee the
authorities, she finds forbidden love, becomes an unwitting instrument of death, and in the end must decide if she wants to stay with the oppressors or give up her immortality and rejoin old humanity. I’m very excited about this project, and will let you know when it’s released!
Thanks, Nicole, for the chance to talk to your readers. Good luck everyone with the giveaway!