Please welcome Lori Power to the blog today!!
Ideal Writing Spaces
This is a funny topic for me. Is there such a thing? Typically, I write where I can, when I can, snatching time as it presents itself. Sometimes it is the space between meetings when I have been driving most of the day and pondering one scene or another and need to get it down on paper or dictated into the phone for later.
Most of the time, I can be found being a “computer head” as my youngest boy likes to call me, behind my desk later in the evening when all of my duties are complete. This is my ‘me’ time to de-stress—decompress—from the days events.
If I had to choose, I would say, I have had two idyllic writing opportunities. One, unplanned, was during a conference on the island of Prince Edward Island. I didn’t plan to write. In fact, at that moment in my life, I had somehow come to think, nothing would ever come of my writing and had all but put it away as a fancy. But magic happens.
I didn’t know when I went there that there would be next to no cell coverage and time between meetings stretched. I remember walking down to the red clay beach, gazing across the small bay at the quaint cottages and feeling absolute peace. A sailboat floated by and I thought to myself, “I’d like to do that—learn how to sail.” The next time I went down to the beach, I took my laptop and so “Storms of Passion” was born. Though I set the book in Nova Scotia, as I was more familiar with the terrain once I returned home, the bones of that book was written during my week in P.E.I.
Earlier this year, my mom and I took a cruise leaving from San Diego. We had planned to stay in the gas light district, but couldn’t fine a room due to the Cardiac conference. Not familiar with the area, I remember being miffed at only being able to find accommodations on island of Coronado. Sometimes mistakes are the best thing to happen, ever. That island completely captivated me and sparked “Sea Breeze”. Once on board the ship, at night, I would go out on our balcony and write into the wee hours with only the light from my laptop keyboard and the insane amount of stars in the inky sky above. The sound of the ocean, the mist rising from the surface, the scent of the breeze was all an author could ever ask for.
Determined to build a better life, and forget their past, a freak accident crashes Lorna Tymchuk and Mitch Morgan back into each other’s lives.
It’s more than a “Hit ’n Run” that needs to be taken care of at the police station. False identification, miscommunication and a past better left buried surface to plunge these recently reunited lovers into a deadly game of cat and mouse trying to figure out who the bad guys really are.
All threads pulled threaten the very fabric of their fragile relationship. Caught between desire suspicions, each must decide who to trust and how far to go to follow their instincts.
As Mitch’s hand reached out for her shoulder she shrunk from his touch, again a little girl who couldn’t stand sympathetic contact. She bathed him with a hard look. “How could you do this to me,” she spat. “After what we shared, how can you think I was involved? How dare you!”
A shuddered breath wracked her tense body and she refused to let the tightening of her throat release the threatened tears as she continued in a hoarse whisper. “I would have thought your investigation would have revealed where the money came from,” she said forming air quotes over the word investigation. Swallowing to contain her emotions further, Lorna stood in the hopes of putting an end to the conversation. “As for Tim Fong. He’s the CEO of Aqua Oil. My client. I am their marketing person. I handle PR and media relations. That’s what I do—what my company does. Investigate that! I don’t know and have never heard of the Fong Family. I am sure everyone has some shady characters in their background. As you unearthed, I obviously did.”
Feeling the weight of sadness envelope her like a blanket, Lorna waved her hand at him, palm outstretched in dismissal. “I’m tired Mitch.” She sighed forcing her feet to move and hold her weight without shaking as she backed away.
Looking down at the one and only man who ever made her feel special, wanted, desired, Lorna realized all of it – her feelings – the way she thought he felt for her – it was all a big lie. Just another lie. He used her to get to her client and she felt deflated, drained of all emotion. How could someone she had been so open, so intimate with assume that she was somehow involved in an illegal crime ring? Because you have a record of being involved in criminal activities.
“Lorna, please. I can’t lose you again . . .” Mitch stood to reached for her hand.
She turned at her name. The anguish in his voice almost, but not quite able to penetrate her defensive shell. Arms crossed protectively over her stomach, holding firm to her sides, she lowered her head. “You’re not the person I thought you were,” she said turning. From over her shoulder she continued. “You’re not someone I want in my life.”
About the Author:
Turning passion into words in print is a dream come true for Lori Power.
From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life.
In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.
Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014 and received a 5-star Author’s Favourite seal of approval in 2015.
Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.
Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.
Amazon Author Page: http://authorsdb.com/authors-directory/2978-lori-power
Amazon Purchase Link: Hit'N Run (Under Suspicion Book 1)
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