Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to someone who is not just an author, but a treasured friend. The author of Poaching Bliss as well as Poaching Bliss: Justice Served, author L.I. Adams.
1. What genre are your books?
I don’t really think I have a specific genre. My books tend to mimic real-life so there’s a bit of everything in them from horror to romance to paranormal to action-thriller to …
2. Where did the idea for your first book come from?
By first book, I’m going to presume you mean Poaching Bliss because I actually have another book that I was writing before Poaching Bliss came along. Anyway, Poaching Bliss is the by-product of an ill-fated attempt to co-write a short romance story with another indie author using one of his characters. When that attempt failed, I was left with a really kick-arse female heroine and no story; therefore I wrote a story just for her and let some close friends read it. The main comment they had was “you mention some past shared experiences so tell us how they fell in love if they never met”. Oh duh! Now they wanted me to create backgrounds for my characters so after much thought and consternation I finally got their backstories wrote but the main story now had nothing to do with the characters…Oh duh (again)…now I had to completely re-write Poaching Bliss so it actually told the story of Lady Sioux Mountain and Joshua Dane Sinclare.
3. What are you currently working on?
I’m actually working on two projects right now, Poaching Bliss – Book Three – Beyond Justice and Before the Beginning, a story I’ve been wanting and waiting to tell for almost fifty years.
4. Where do your book covers come from?
The e-version covers to the original Poaching Bliss and Justice Served books were created by Jeffrey Kosh but the new versions for print and e-format will be my creations.
5. Where do you see your writing career five years from now?
Oh wow! Five years from now? I always hate this kind of question because they remind me of professional career evaluations (chuckles a little here)… okay in five years I would love to see my books still in print and being read by a much larger fan base than I have right now. I’m not so sure I want to be on the cover of Time Magazine or on the New York Times best seller list but to have enough of a following to allow me to retire from my ‘night’ job and write full time.
6. What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Humm, my favorite part of writing – well, I guess I’d have to say the actual writing but I don’t mind the editing either. I spent a good many years writing and editing formal papers for college and corporate executives so that the whole process is just part of the job.
7. What is your least favorite part of the writing process?
My least favorite part of the writing process is formatting the manuscripts to fit the different versions and requirements of different publishing companies. Oh, and getting the headers and footers to look right on the finished print version.
8. How do you write? Outlining, a few short notes that become a book, just sit down and write, etc?
In Before the Beginning, I used a time line and ‘sort of’ outline simply because the story takes place so many eons (yes, eons) ago. I needed a reference by which I could measure time and make sure it co-insided with Earth’s early history and to help keep my thoughts and characters straight. In Poaching Bliss and the rest of the PB series, I am mostly going by the seat of my pants. I did do a time line and short outline when I wrote Sioux and Josh’s background stories to make sure I kept my facts straight.
9. What message do you want your readers to take away from your books?
I think there are probably a couple of messages in them. The first, everyday ordinary people can and do make a difference in this world. If you want something bad enough then you have to work to get it because for most of us life isn’t handed to us on a silver or even porcelain platter. The second, bad things can and do happen to good people every day. It’s how we choose to view and overcome those experiences that determine if we will remain victims or victors.
10. What do you want to say, personally, to your readers right now?
Thank you for buying and reading my books, I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope if you enjoyed my stories you will share them with your friends.
1. If you were only allowed to read one book for the rest of your life, what would that book be?
If I were allowed to read only one book for the rest of my life what would it be…I’m not sure. I figure I’ve read well over twenty thousand books in my lifetime so to pick only one would be almost impossible for me.
2. If you could be any book character, who would you want to be?
That’s a tough one but I suppose it would be my own character, Anaiah, from Before the Beginning. She is smart, strong, almost immortal, and can do amazing things with the power of her brain.
3. If you could be anything at all, overnight, what career other than being an author would you choose?
I would be the sole proprietor of a fair-sized and successful Guest/Working Ranch, and of course it would be located in the Wyoming mountains someplace. (laughs)
4. What one item could you not live without?
I have had to do sacrifice so many physical things at one time or another in my life just so I could put food on my table that I’m not sure there is anything I could not live without anymore.
5. Who is your biggest inspiration?
I have four people who inspire me all the time, my parents and my best friends Jan and Olinka. They are my rocks and shoulders to cry on when I need it.
Color? Blues and burgundies
Book? All of them.
Animal? Dogs and Cats
Song? Amazing Grace
Band/Artist? Beach Boys and Elvis Presley
Do you like action, thrillers, romance, and a kick ass Heroine? Poaching Bliss has of
all this and more. Sioux’s Story introduces Lady Sioux Mountain, a one-quarter Native American of Shoshone descent who was raised by her fraternal grandmothers. While on assignment as a computer forensics expert and linguist for the CIA Sioux is taken captive by a group of
terrorists. While a prisoner Sioux hears a man’s voice speaking to her in a bastardized version of the Shoshone language. In her tormented mind Sioux assumes the voice is a Spirit until she realizes the voice is another prisoner being tortured.They chant prayers together and encourage each other until the day the man is taken away.
Joshua Dane Sinclare, a son of a Montana rancher, is introduced in Josh’s Story. He knows that being a good rancher takes more than hard work – it takes money and an education. After graduating from the University of Montana Josh attends the Army War College and a special negotiation seminar where he meets and becomes friends with two Shoshone brothers. After the Embassy is bombed, Josh is taken prisoner by the slave trader and tortured. In his pain riddled mind he hears a woman chanting Native American prayers asking the Spirits for help. He answers those pleas with his own chants until the day he is taken from his cell.
relates Sioux’s success at finding and rescuing the man whose voice she still hears in her dreams – the man who stole her heart and helped save her sanity. The rescue is the beginning of the trouble of young couple as Sioux’s home is invaded by Catherine’s renegade army. Sioux must use her intelligence, ingenuity, and computer expertise to outwit and outfight the enemy while saving the life of Josh.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/L.-I.-Adams/e/B00ASDCWGY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Author’s Website: http://www.liadams-author.com/
Thank you so much for your time! I look forward to seeing many more releases from you in the future!