Tuesday, 12 April 2016

INTERVIEW: Tracey Lampley

Flurries Unlimited (FU) had a quick chat with romantic suspense author, Tracey Lampley, about her work and experiences.  This is what we discussed:

FU: There are so many different genres to choose from, what inspired you to write romantic suspense?

TL: .Romantic Suspense intrigues me. In fact, women-in-jeopardy novels have dominated my interests because I like seeing how the woman helps herself out of the dangerous situations.

FU: According to your Amazon bio, you wrote your first book at the age of five. That's pretty enterprising for such a young one, especially since it made a profit. What was it about? What did you write next?

TL: Yes, I did self-publish at the age of 5, and it was a rewarding experience. The book was about Jane, a six-year-old girl who saves her family from a house fire. My next book was also about Jane and her shyness. She was afraid to graduate from kindergarten because she didn’t want to speak in front of a bunch of strangers.

FU: You've published two Kate Mercer books so far. Which is your favourite and why?

TL: My favorite Kate Mercer book is the second one because she engages and assists another woman-in-jeopardy while fighting to save her own family from a predator. Although I loved my first book, I wish I had self-published it. Signing with a publisher proved a disillusioning experience

FU: They say that every character has some of the author in him/her. How much of Kate is in you? In what way?

TL: A lot of Kate is in me because I—like Kate—root for the underdog, hate injustice and strive to be a very strong woman without losing my vulnerability. Have I ever been a mistress? Not quite. I cannot find myself in a dependent position on any man financially. 

FU: So what is on the horizon? What are your new projects? When is your next new release?

TL: I have another Kate Mercer book on the horizon. But currently, I’m working

on developing my audience by gathering new readers in a different genre—self-help. In 2009 I filed a workplace violation against two former employers with the state of Ohio being one of them and a prominent hospital organization being another. Both employers conspired and worked as a tag team to oust me from a position as well as to paint me as crazy. It almost worked! Now, I intend to blog a whole book on the subject tentatively titled: How to Deal with my Ordeal after Filing an EEOC Complaint.

FU: Wow! That sounds like a harrowing experience that would make for an interesting book. Thanks for chatting with us

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