Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Author Interview and Giveaway: Mummy's Little Angel by JW Lawson

Book description:
Joanne didn’t believe that her life could become worse than it already was. She had lost everybody and everything she had loved. She was alone. Surely she had suffered enough? The press had called her identical twins psychopaths. Her Maggie. Her Annie. But she still loved them, even though one of them had killed her husband, Jeff. Joanne believed that his murder had been an accident. How could one of her girls be a murderer? She knew them better than anybody else. They were good girls really.

She just had to prove it.

The brutal murder of her god-daughter Laura had never been solved. Items were missing when Laura’s remains had been discovered: clues that could lead to the capture of her killer. One of them was Laura’s doll … the doll that Joanne later discovered in her home. Joanne is facing the most horrific dilemma of her life. Has the wrong woman been imprisoned? Could her child have used such brutality against her best friend? Or could both women be innocent after all?

She needs to find somebody for her daughter to confide in; somebody she will trust. She needs a miracle. There is only one person who can help. He is compassionate and caring, with an amazing ability to gain the trust of the most difficult patients. He is Joanne's only hope. He is Jonathan Davies.


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Mummy's Little Angel is the first place winner of World's Best Story!  

Book Trailer:
 

Author Interview:

1.     What does your writing process look like?  Do you know the whole story when you start?  Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)?  If you plan it out, how do you do that?  Outline, note cards, post-it notes, etc.?



A.    I’m not sure whether I’m unique here, but I always create a story in my head before attempting to translate my ideas into an actual book. Once I have a clear image in my mind, I jot notes immediately. Firstly, I collate just a few bullet points pertaining to the structure of the novel, then about the characters, plot, and ending. I also use post-its as new ideas burst into my mind. This really helps.



2.     How do you come up with your ideas for your stories?


A.    They come to me. They always have. I find that when I’m relaxed and there’s no clutter in my mind, or anxiety, my imagination runs away with me. I visualise images and they then become a scene in a book. I am also fascinated by the human mind – how it works, how things can and do go wrong and, more recently how psychopaths operate! I could write a dozen books on this subject alone as it’s so fascinating and … terrifying!

3.     How long have you been writing?

A.    Since I was four years old. I still remember my first poem from school.

4.     What tips do you have for aspiring writers?

A.    Firstly, know your subject matter even if you write fiction. Research thoroughly, interview people, share your ideas with friends and families, – and listen to them. Take notes, and then take your time creating your novel. Enjoy every word as it flows into a sentence, then a paragraph, a Chapter. Be proud of your fantastic achievement and never give up. Follow your dream and never allow others to spoil it.
Favorites:  
Books/authors/genres
I love thrillers. My favourite authors and books are as follows:
James Patterson:
Along came a Spider
Kiss the girls
Jack and Jill

Jodie Picoult:
My Sister’s keeper
The Storyteller

Nelson Demille:
Plum Island
Gold Coast

Iain Banks:
Dead Air

SJ Watson:
Before I go to sleep

Gillian Flynn:
Gone Girl

Food/writing snack
Favourite food is lamb shank, mashed potato, and Brussels sprouts. Red wine, cheese, biscuits and olives. Delicious. I starve when I write; however, I consume endless cups of coffee to keep me going!

Social media site  

Facebook has to be my favourite site. That’s because I’ve finally worked how to use it without looking like an idiot. I’m yet to master the art of tweeting and using pin interest, amongst others. I think it’s an age thing!!
 

Author's Bio:

Award Winning Author, JW Lawson is already gaining recognition for her writing talents in the US and world-wide. The second of a trilogy of sensational thrillers, Mummy's Little Angel is the winner of the highly acclaimed Worlds Best Story competition and has also received some outstanding reviews from the professional team of judges in the competition. She is currently writing her third thriller, Crossroads which will be available in 2017 and the final book of the current series, Hush Little Baby will be available in 2018.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook 


Giveaway:

Prizes: ​
  • Win a copy of Mummy’s Little Angel (print or ebook) One winner will also get a $20 Amazon gift card (open to USA & Can - 7 winners total) Ends Oct 8
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12 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of this book but what a great interview! It's good to see that authors are not much different than us readers when it comes to writing ^_^

    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I love hearing the answers to these questions from authors as I try to get better at writing myself. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Ha! It took me a while to get the hang of FB when I first started. I always look back on my "memories" that they show me and I read the horrible updates that are like, "heading to the grocery store", and just facepalm myself. LoL

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    1. Aw, I still do some pretty silly updates like that. :-)

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  3. I want to win this for my sister to read because I believe she would really like this book.

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    1. Well good luck then! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I would love to read this book because I'm a huge fan of creepy stories and this one sounds fantastic!

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    1. The cover makes it seem really creepy! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. The book sounds very intriguing.

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    1. I thought so as well! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I want to win this book because the plot sounds great! I like the book cover and trailer! I love thrillers and mysteries!

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    1. Well that's great! Good luck in the giveaway!

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