Sunday 25 August 2013


A Little About The Author . . . . 

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspire you to write?
I've been the writing type as long as I can remember. Whether it was making up little stories as a kid, or writing in my diary, I've always had the itch to put words on the page.

Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
Yes. I started writing The Forgotten Ones over three years ago,  just because I had the story in my mind. I didn't intend on publishing it. Back in 2009 the publishing industry was so different from how it is now, and I just didn't believe that I stood a chance at ever getting published.

Is this book part of a series?
Yes. The Forgotten Ones is the first in The Danaan Trilogy.  

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I'm planning to dip my toe in a few different genres as I improve my writing. I have The Danaan trilogy mapped out to release over the next twelve months along with a contemporary duet that I'm working on. 

Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
Yes, writer's block is a horrible place to be. It happens to me a lot. But I've now discovered the trick. Blocks happen when I don't have a clear idea of where I want my story to go. So my friend and writing coach Becky Dickson taught me to free write at these times. It's almost like writing in a diary, just putting whatever I'm thinking about onto a page. Some of it can be plucked out later for use in the book, but it just really helps to clear the block.

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