Author Interviews

Interview with Joyce and Jim Lavene


Joyce and Jim Lavene write bestselling mystery novels together. They have written and published more than 60 novels for Harlequin, Berkley and Charter Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina, outside Charlotte, NC, with their family and their rescue pets.

Joyce and Jim Lavene

Interview Questions:

1. How did you become authors?It was something we always wanted to do. We just had to find a way to make it work doing it together. We tried short stories and they didn't work for us. When we found our singular voice, we started writing novels. Our first novel was for Silhouette Romance, A Family for the Sheriff. Since then, we've mostly moved into mystery writing but you never really know what will come next!

2. How have book trailers helped to advertise your books?We think it gives people another way to view the book. Most book publicity is words. This is a picture that engages the imagination. We really liked how Emmie Anne put our last trailer for Treacherous Toys together. It was very sassy!

3. What other titles can we expect to see from you in the near future?Treacherous Toys, book 5 in the Renaissance Faire Mysteries, is out September 4th. The fourth book in the Missing Pieces Mysteries, A Haunted Dream, will be out December 4th. We hope to have Emmie Anne do a trailer for that book too!

4. What do you do in your free time?In our free time, we like to drive and walk the back roads. We spend a lot of time with our children and grandchildren. We also love photography and gardening.

Interview with Aaron Dennis

April of 2011 is when I started to write. I've actually completed quite a bit in a short amount of time. Other than the titles I've already listed, I have a few other stories,1 short called Hunting, a fourth novel, Lokians: Book3 For War and Glory, a piece of fanfiction called An Enchanting Tale, and another short I'm still working on. I'm 29 and still learning the ropes of the writing world. Currently I'm just trying to build an audience.

Aaron Dennis
Interview Questions:

1. How did you become an author?

It was sheer providence. I had never considered being an author. I had a disturbing dream one night after battling a wood spider in my home. The dream was so disturbing I just had to jot it down. Doing so completed my first short story, Eudora. Having completed one simple piece jump started a chain of writing events. After a short time I had completed my first novel and first installment of my sci-fi series, Lokians: Book1 Beyond the End of the World. It is available on my site The link takes viewers to the Eternal Press site where they can make their purchase.

2. Are there any other titles we can expect to see in the near future?

Shadowman will be released by Damnation Books on September 1st. The second installment of Lokians, Book:2 They Lurk Among Us should be out by the end of the year.

3. What do you do in your free time?

Write, edit, and now try to offer some help and guidance to other new authors. I have a few tips on my website and offer some services, most of which are free. I used to be a martial artist but after suffering from automobile related injuries I can't do too many physical activities anymore so all my time goes to writing, swimming, and working my part-time day job. I have a few projects I'm working on and hope to share those soon.

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