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I grew up in a house filled with books and readers. Some of my fondest memories are of reading in the same room with my mother and sisters, arguing about whose turn it was to make tea. No one wanted to put their book down!
I was introduced to romance because of my mom’s habit of leaving books all over the house. One day I picked one up. I still remember the cover. It was a Harlequin by Janet Daily. Little did I know at the time that it would set the stage for my future. I went on to discover mystery novels. Agatha Christie was my favorite. And then suspense with Wilber Smith and Ian Fleming.
I loved the thought of combining my favorite genres, and during high school, I attempted to write my first romantic suspense novel. I wrote the first fou
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Lori Matthews Writer's block happens when either something is wrong with the story or when I haven't done anything to refill my creative soul. For me it's usually t…moreWriter's block happens when either something is wrong with the story or when I haven't done anything to refill my creative soul. For me it's usually the first situation. Something is wrong with one of my characters or with the plot. Once I figure out what the issue is, the writer's block is gone. (less)
Lori Matthews Oh my gosh! I haven't even thought about that yet. I have a to-be-read pile that is huge. I can tell you it will be a mix of romance, thrillers and my…moreOh my gosh! I haven't even thought about that yet. I have a to-be-read pile that is huge. I can tell you it will be a mix of romance, thrillers and mysteries with the occasional Bill Bryson book thrown in for good measure. I need a dose of his humor now and then. What is on your summer reading list? I would love to know.(less)
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Okay, confession time again. I know I know I confess a lot during these writeups, but confession is good for the soul, right? So, there is a moment during every book where I get super excited. It’s the absolute best moment for me. It’s not when I write “The End” because that just means the start of editing. Nor is it when I finally upload my book to be published because then I have to start all th

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“So, I'm going to let you in on a secret. I do not control my characters. They control themselves and sometimes, me. I would love to be one of those authors who can plan a book from start to finish with detailed notes on every chapter. I'm just not. Those amazing people are called plotters.

The flip side of this is called being a pantser, meaning you fly by the seat of your pants. I am somewhere in between. I have a few points I want to hit in the story but for the most part I just sit back and let the characters take me where they want to go.”
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“I’ll continue to protect you. I will not leave you alone to face this. But you have to tell me the whole story. It’s the only way I know to guarantee your safety. Lies are opportunities for things to go wrong.”
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“It was funny how having nothing left to lose made her stronger than she’d ever been. Gage was already lost to her, and Carly was soon to be gone forever. What did it matter now if she made it out or not?”
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