Thursday, March 15, 2012

Behind the Book Mania ~ Author Spotlight on Georie Lee

Posted by Mackenzie Crowne at 9:56 PM

Hiya folks,

Please help me welcome my friend and fellow Wild Rose Press author, Georgie Lee. She’s brought along her new release, A Little Luck, just in time for St. Patty’s Day.

Welcome, Georgie.

I'm thrilled you stopped by. Great cover, by the way. And that’s no blarney. *sorry, it’s the Irish in me – wink* Can you give us a little tease? 

On St. Patrick’s Day, the last thing paralegal Lisa Brennan needs is another lawyer in her life, but when handsome attorney Daniel Wilson shows he’s a sweetheart in an industry of sharks, she’s intrigued. Daniel is impressed by the pretty paralegal and her desire to succeed despite a bad job, but with the pressure of running his own firm, does he have time for a relationship? Thrown together in the jury pool, Lisa must overcome her prejudices about attorneys to trust Daniel and get lucky in love.

I love it! What was the germ of the idea behind the story?

A Little Legal Luck takes place during jury duty on St. Patrick’s Day and I got the idea while I was doing jury duty. I was sitting in the jury room, looking around at all the different people when I began to wonder, “What if two people met here?” I wanted to write a holiday story and the idea of two people getting lucky in love during jury duty seemed perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day theme. 

Yep, typical writer. Every experience offers literary opportunities. What is the first book you remember loving?

Watership Down is the first book I remember loving so much that I read it more than once.  I enjoy post-apocalyptic stories and this one has such great characters and such a different kind of post-apocalyptic sense about it that I was drawn in and it has never let go.

Don’t you love when that happens? Nothing like a great book. So, where is the oddest place you’ve ever pulled out a book?  

I always take a book with me to the doctor, which isn’t odd except for when I realize how many times I’ve read while sitting in a paper gown.

LOL *humming Just a spoon full of sugar…* Most authors begin writing because they love to read. Is this true with you and if so, did you write your first book because you were inspired, or because you thought, hell, I can do better than this?

I’ve always been a writer but I’d written poetry and screenplays. I’d enjoyed some small success with poetry but screenwriting success was proving a little more elusive (OK, a LOT more elusive). I’ve always been a rabid reader and so I thought to myself, heck, I can write a novel. So I did. The first draft wasn’t pretty, but I learned a lot during the revision process. That story went on to become Lady’s Wager, a Regency romance and my first published novel.

Wow! Screenplays? Just the thought is scary. Besides a critiquing partner, is there someone you let read your ms before submitting?

My husband always reads my manuscripts. He provides a fresh perspective on the story and helps make sure my male characters act and sound like men.

That must make for some interesting conversation around the dinner table. What author influenced your writing style the most?

I tend to draw from classical authors for inspiration. Oscar Wilde is great for witty dialogue, D.H. Lawrence for introspection and W. Somerset Maugham for compelling stories.

Some great literature there. Okay, here’s an easy one, cats or dogs?

Dogs. They’re loyal, cuddly and great at cleaning spilled food off the kitchen floor.

LOL yes they are. Tell us a little about your writer self.

A dedicated history and film buff, Georgie Lee loves combining her passion for Hollywood, history and storytelling through romantic fiction. She began writing professionally at a small TV station in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles to work in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry.

Her traditional Regency, Lady’s Wager and her contemporary novella Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion are both available from Ellora’s Cave Blush. Labor Relations, a contemporary romance of Hollywood is currently available from Avalon Books. Mask of the Gladiator, a novella of ancient Rome is now available from Carina Press. Look for her novel of love in the golden age of Hollywood from Avalon Books in 2012.

When not writing, Georgie enjoys reading non-fiction history and watching any movie with a costume and an accent. 

Where can we find out more about you and your books, Georgie, and where can we find A Little Luck?

Social Media Links

A Little Legal Luck
By Georgie Lee The Wild Rose Press

Trouble commenting? Click on comments at the top of this post.


Jan Romes said...

Georgie & Mac! Great interview! Love the title & cover for your book, Georgie! Love the fresh idea of Daniel & Lisa meeting at jury duty.:-)) Also, love that your husband reads your manuscripts! That's so cool of him. I have a feeling this book is headed for much success.

Best wishes!


Lisa Kessler said...

Great interview Georgie!!! :)

And how cool that Jury Duty gave the idea... LOL

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lisa :)

Ava Bleu said...

Great Interview and great idea for a story. Yes, sitting in that room waiting to be selected can spawn all sorts of ideas!

Ava Bleu

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Thanks for stopping by, Ladies.

Don't you just love this cover? It's so happy and Irish!

I love that the idea came while trapped in a courthouse.Government is normally so inept. It's about time they inspired something good.

Cassi Carver said...

Great interview, Georgie! I love how you got your book idea. Who knew good things could come out of jury duty? LOL

Isabella Macotte said...

Great post! Loved it! Much success with A Little Luck.

Isabella Macotte said...

Great post! Loved it! Much success with A Little Luck.

Georgie Lee said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and to Mac for having me! I love the cover too and how the story came together.

Melissa Cutler said...

Great interview, Georgie! I laughed out loud about reading in a paper gown. I've done that so many times throughout my life!

Liv said...

Congrats on your release, Georgie. It looks like a fun read!