Detailed, quiet, devoted, introspective, honest
What are you working on at the minute? What is it about?
I always have several projects going on at any time. I am working on four main projects right now - the third book in my children's series about military aircraft, a Christian remarriage help book that ties into the Fruits of the Spirit and a Christian romance suspense novel, and the second book in my children's fiction series "The Almost Normal Adventures of Hannah and Rebekah" where Hannah and Rebekah find themselves in the year of 1793 at the first hot air balloon launch in America.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from
your most recent book?
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it
have been and why?
I never thought about that before. I guess I would have to pick one of my favorite books from my childhood, Anna Sewell's "Black Beauty". I would love to write a wonderful story that stands the test of time.
What is the hardest thing about writing?
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
Since I am always working on more than one project at a time, I will just switch projects when I find myself getting stuck on one of them. I also like to read and I find that getting into another author's story will sometimes help me with mine.
Where would your dream location be for writing?
I would like to write something that takes place in Ireland. It is some place that I always wanted to visit.
When creating characters, are they based on people in your life?
I based my children's fiction book on two of my daughters. I really like the differences in their personalities and how they work together. For my work in progress fiction writing, I tend to base characters more on people that I would like to know with some bits and pieces of people that I already know. I think of my characters as new friends.
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you
have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
I always read my reviews. Good or bad, I want to know what my readers are saying. I feel it helps me become a better writer. I never respond to actual reviews, but I will respond to comments from my readers. I take bad reviews hard since I am my own worst critic, but they serve to keep me grounded and make me work harder. I just tell myself not to take it too personally and use it to motivate me.
If you couldn't be a writer, what would you be?
I was an accountant before leaving that career to be a stay-at-home mom. I love accounting and if I weren't taking care of my family and writing, I would go back to that career.
What would you tell your younger self that would have helped you in your
Write every day and push yourself to keep on writing. There were many times when I let life get in the way of my writing.
Where can we buy your books?
My books are available through Amazon:
and also through Createspace:
How can we keep up with you? Blog, Facebook, etc......
Author Website: http://lorainenunley.com
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6995771.Loraine D Nunley