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I can almost taste fall
but that does not mean Pumpkin Spice!
How about you? Pumpkin flavors: ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ or ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฝ
(If we can't agree on that, I hope we can agree on these yummy listens!)
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This week's NEW RELEASES
Narrated by Paige Reisenfeld & Christian Leatherman
Narrated by Karla Serrato
 
This week's interview:
Author
Laney Hatcher
SFN:
What gave you the idea to add writing books to your busy life and career?
 
LH:
I debuted with Penny Reid's Smartypants Romance. The first book idea I ever had (a Neanderthal Seeks Human historical romance re-telling) was very specific, and when submissions opened for Smartypants Romance, I bucked up the courage and sent in a chapter for consideration. I also did it in secret without telling anyone--not my husband or my friends or family. Other ideas came along that became my self-published series and I'm as surprised as anyone else. Writing seemed like such a far-fetched thing. I don't have an English degree and I'd never written for my school newspaper. Being an author was up there with being an astronaut or a rocket scientist. But Smartypants Romance gave me the avenue (and the confidence) to make writing a book a reality. I'll be forever grateful.
SFN:
What are your writing rituals?
LH:
I write at night. Typically, after my kids are in bed. I like it when the house is quiet. It gives my thoughts room to breathe.
SFN:
What's your favorite part of the process?
LH:
I like writing the messy scenes, the dark moments. I love it when emotions are high and dialogue is snappy. It's usually when I feel most in the zone and where the story is the most fleshed out beforehand in my mind. I know that some readers don't like a third-act breakup (and to each their own), but it's my absolute favorite part to write.
SFN:
What's the oddest object in your office or writing spot?
LH:
My husband got me one of those mini wacky-waving-inflatable-arm-flailing-tube-men. It's battery operated and about six inches tall and it makes me laugh. He thought I needed something fun on my desk, and he was right. Now my workspace has the vibe of a used car dealership.
SFN:
What is one trope or sub-genre you love but havenโ€™t written yet?
LH:
Well, I'm making the jump to contemporary romance next year and I'm so excited to get started on that!
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This week's giveaway:
Congratulations to last week's winners of UNSUNG by Amy Knupp: Cassandra D., Kathy P. and Cindy M.
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