LORETH ANNE WHITE: A DARK LURE WAS BORN OUT OF A FISHING TRIP
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White stayed in the top 3 of the Amazon Bestselling List in the past 15 days. The suspense thriller was accepted very well by the readers, who rated it with average 4,6 Amazon stars from 250 plus reviews. “Keeps you guessing”, “Great read” and “The story was full of surprises” are just few of the opinions about the novel.
We are proud to welcome at Land of Books our next guest Loreth Anne White.
– Loreth, what is your next book A Dark Lure about?
– A Dark Lure, at its core, is a story of survival and finding the strength to accept oneself in spite of scars both inside and out, and allowing oneself to be loved. Twelve years ago my heroine, Olivia, narrowly escaped a heinous serial killer, and it cost her marriage and child. Now, struggling with PTSD, she believes she’s finally found sanctuary living under a new name on a ranch where she works as a fishing guide. But when a fresh victim is found gutted and hanging from a tree, bearing startling similarities to the old Watt Lake slaughters, Olivia must face the impossible—could the Watt Lake Killer be back, this time to finish the job?
– How did you decide to write the story?
– This story was born out of a fishing trip in British Columbia’s Cariboo country and fleshed out around campfires at night, while sitting under a vast northern sky and listening to coyotes cry in the Marble Mountains—all inspiration for the book.
– What was the biggest challenge during the write up process?
– I think my challenge came in trying to create a heroine who is both vulnerable, and afraid, yet also incredibly strong, and brave. Even strong people have fears—I hope I’ve managed to show this. And I wanted to do justice to PTSD.
– Tell us something more about your main character? Is it close to someone from your real life?
– Olivia is fictional. She’s not based on anyone in real life.
– How much time did you need to finish the story and to publish it?
– I wrote the book in about four months, but I mentally poked at the idea for a while before I actually put pen to paper. After I sold it to my publisher, it took almost year to release day.
– What the readers will find in one of your most popular books The Slow Burn of Silence?
– The Slow Burn of Silence is about a newly exonerated ex-con who comes home determined to prove his innocence and to win back the heart of the only woman he’s ever loved. But there are people in Snowy Creek who will do anything to keep the truth buried, a truth that threatens to tear the small mountain town apart and cost my hero everything he holds dear.
– Who are you?
– I’m most at peace in the outdoors and wild open spaces. I tend to be good at being alone—not a bad trait for a novelist, I think. Introspective. Open minded. An observer. Empathetic.
– What are your writing habits?
– I prefer to write new words in the morning, before the noise of the day clutters my thoughts. I then take a break, and hike or ski with my Black Dog, and the afternoons are generally for editing work, or reading, or research. When on deadline I work nights as well.
– Are you satisfied by the sales of your books?
– I never imagined I’d hit number one out the gate in the Amazon Kindle store with A Dark Lure. It’s helped lift the sales of some of my earlier books as well.
– What are you doing to promote your book by the best possible way?
– I do have a social media presence, and a newsletter, but there is nothing I can really do on my own that will ever match the marketing muscle of my publisher. I’m in very capable hands with the Amazon team.
– When we will see your next novel and would you unveil something more about it?
– Next up is In The Waning Light. It launches November 3 this year. It’s the story of a true crime writer, who, in order to win back her fiancé and a chance at a future she thinks she wants, must return to her small Oregon coastal hometown to tackle the one story everyone says she cannot write—the story of her sister’s brutal murder, and her own family’s demise 22 years ago—only to find that ‘The End’ was not what she thought it was, that the real killer could still be lurking in Shelter Bay, and that her future might just lie with a man from her past.
– How your novel was select to be part of Kindle First Choice program and what is your opinion about the effect of such selection?
– Being selected for the Kindle First program was a wonderful surprise! I’m truly honored. It has put my book into the hands of a large number of readers I’d never have found on my own. The program has potential to really break an author out.
– What was the toughest thing to change in your writing when you transfer from journalist to novelist?
– Learning craft! Only when I sat down to write my first novel did I realize how much I actually needed to learn. This is when I found out about the Romance Writers of America, and I can’t say enough about how this professional organization helps educate and encourage emerging writers.
– You are writing in different genres. How you are able to switch between them and still to produce quality stuff?
– At this point, I’m still essentially writing in one sub genre—romantic suspense. However, A Dark Lure does push the traditional romance boundaries a little, and there is possibly more crossover into the thriller/mystery genres with this one.
– If you may ask yourself one question in the interview what it will be?
Q: What is the best thing about being a writer?
A: Writing ‘The End.’
Take a look at her books:
The Perfect Outsider (Perfect, Wyoming)
The Missing Colton (The Coltons of Wyoming Book 3)
Guarding the Princess (Sahara Kings)
The Sheik Who Loved Me (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
The Slow Burn of Silence (A Snowy Creek Novel)
A Dark Lure