Q and A Round 2 with author Lindy S. Hudis. Lindy has written several books for Lachesis Publishing, including the mystery Weekends, a women's fiction with a dose of suspense City of Toys and the erotica series Devon and Desiree which includes two installments so far: The S and M Club and The Mile High Club.
What was your favourite book as a child and why?
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
It moved me to tears, and still does. I read it to my children, and
have a copy in their library in their bedroom. Such a moving and
powerful story, even for a kid's book. He was a very creative and
Who was your favourite teacher growing up and why?
My favorite teachers where my instructors when I was attending NYU. I studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts,
and the professors were wonderful, so inspiring. They really helped
free my inner artist within. I cherish my NYU days, they were really an
amazing time in my life. NYU was a culture shock for a girl from
Germantown, Tennessee, but I loved NYC and NYU!
When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Why?
have always had fantasies about writing. I used to make up characters,
write little plays and act them out for my family. I just wrote short
stories and ghost stories for fun. Then when I became pregnant with my
daughter, and had lots of spare time on my hands, I just started
writing, and writing, then all of a sudden I had a completed manuscript
on my hands. That manuscript evolved into my first romance/suspense
Who in the writing/publishing world do you admire and why?
I admire the small publishers, like Lachesis Publishing.
They are willing to take a chance on a new author with a fresh voice. I
know that it is a business, but at the same time, agents and large
houses should not be so afraid to take a chance on an unknown author.
There are so many fresh stories out there just waiting to be told, with
fresh passion and vision. If a publisher can look beyond the money issue
and see this, then they have my respect.
Tell us about your daily writing routine – what do you typically do every day?
up, take kids to school, go to gym then do some writing. I have just
completed the third installment of my erotic short story series called Backstage Pass
about an '80s rocker groupie. I do have to write my erotica when the
kids are at school, so I can have my privacy. I don't want them to burst
into the room to see what Mommy is writing!
What is your favourite snack or guilty pleasure food that you (may or many not ;) indulge in when writing?
a bit of a health nut, so raw carrots, celery and fresh fruits and
vegetables for me. Sometimes I sneak and have some of my kid's goldfish
crackers, but not too often. I also have my liter of water beside me,
What does “writing voice” mean to you? Describe your own writing voice.
writing voice is the path that my characters take me. My work is very
character driven, I guess that comes from my acting background. I get
very attached to my characters, and I let them lead me on the journey.
Sometimes I feel such a deep connection with my characters that they
actually seem like friends, people I care deeply for. If I start talking
to them, then everybody will think I'm crazy!
What do you want to accomplish in the next five years in your writing career?
keep on writing, keep on attracting new readers, and to give any advice
to new and aspiring writers. I just want to keep on doing what I am
doing, and if readers enjoy my creative artistic expression and my
stories, all the better.
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