Interview & Giveaway: Author Laurie L.C. Lewis

Welcome to Author Laurie (L.C.) Lewis. Laurie is the author of 6 books including Awakening Avery, Unspoken & the Free Men and Dreamers Series.

Laurie is going to answer a few questions and then has a giveaway for you.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Ooohh, I’d go to the past. I don’t want to know too much about the future. I still want to write that as I go along in life.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Some of my dead relatives. I’d pick those who lived in tiem periods I’m curious about, and then I’d ask them to help me complete my family tree.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A laptop with unlimited WiFi so I could access any web page I wanted, a solar battery, and a tanker filled with Kentucky Fried Chicken.

What is the last book you read?
Braden Bell’s “The Road Show” which is also one book I think everyone should read.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? Teleportation so I could instantly be anywhere or with anyone I wanted.

When you were 12 years old what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to write television shows so I could meet my favorite actors.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I’m most partial to strawberry, but anything fruity gets my vote.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
My first thought is to say Jesus Christ, but I’m counting on the privilege of that meeting eventually, so I’d say George Washington. The more I learn about him the more he amazes me.

What’s your favorite music genre?
I’m all over the spectrum with my music. It all depends on my mood. And I do enjoy music playing as I write. I crank up the soundtrack from “The Last of the Mohicans” sometimes when I write a battle scene. I play a little Il Divo or Josh Groban when I’m writing something tender. I get choked up every time I hear “Oh, Thou Fount.” That’s probably my favorite single piece of music.

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie Chocolate, quiet, music)
I’m a snacker when I write–grapes, crackers, ice cream–you name it. It keeps me alert when I’m pushing hard for a deadline, but I generally gain 15 pounds each time I write a book. Yikes!

You can learn more about Laurie on her WEBSITE: Photos, News, Biography, Reviews, more information on her books… it’s all on her website!

Free Men and Dreamers Series:
Free Men and Dreamers, Dark Sky at Dawn, (Vol. 1)
Twilight's Last Gleaming (Free Men and Dreamers, #2)
Free Men and Dreamers, Dawn's Early Light (Vol 3)
The 4th book in Laurie’s series – Oh Say Can You See is just being released!

OH SAY CAN YOU SEE OVERVIEW:Although the British raids have left Washington a devastated, blackened city, the battered Constitution has held and the presidency has survived!

But the struggling government has no home. The British saw to that. Gone is the Capitol, her magnificent library, and the chambers of the Congress and the Supreme Court. Gone also is the President’s House, and every relic and document not secreted out of the city.

Next on the list of British prizes—the rebellious port city of Baltimore! A victory here would assure the Americans’ capitulation, but a loss would dilute the importance of the destruction of Washington.

But has the raid on Washington stiffened the backs of the Americans? This is the question gnawing at the leaders of both armies as the toll of the war mounts on both sides.
The Willows women are mourning their absent men. Hannah and Frannie set their hopes towards the Atlantic and the ships that carry Jed and Arthur towards England. But Bitty has worries of her own as her freedman husband, Abel, and their oldest son Caleb march off to Fort McHenry to stake their claim as Americans. Meanwhile, a battered woman arrives at the plantation under desperate circumstances, casting a new shadow of danger over the already beleaguered Willows’ women. The hope of the Willows ladies rests on the anticipated birth of a beloved, blessed child.

All around the farm, tensions remain high as a sea of patriots flock to Baltimore’s defense against a flood of fleeing families who fear the city will suffer a fate similar to Washington’s devastation.

Watching this scene is attorney Francis Scott Key, a man once inclined to the clergy and a staunch opponent of the war. But Key’s indignation following the humiliating American defeat on the field at Bladensburg, and after watching the senseless devastation of Washington D.C., has changed him, particularly after he receives word that his friend has been taken prisoner by the British. His will steeled, he embarks on a diplomatic mission that will leave an everlasting mark on America.

Wielding a pen more powerfully than a sword, Key records his fears and hopes—the fears and hopes of an embattled people—as he watches the bombardment of Baltimore while detained in the midst of the British fleet.

What changed in this noble man’s pacifist heart, empowering him to pen the powerful anthem, known today as “The Star Spangled Banner,” an epic poem that rallied a shattered nation to rise from its knees to claim the dream of “one nation under God?”

Experience this powerful moment through personal sacrifice of five families placed in the firestorm of the War of 1812, citizen heirs of the sacrifice of the Founding Fathers.

Giveaway Details:
Laurie is offering a copy of one of the books in the Free Men and Dreamers series to a follower of this blog. If at least 50 people enter the giveaway she’ll add a second winner.
You can start with Dark Sky at Dawn or read Oh Say Can You See as a stand alone.

Giveaway is open to followers of this blog with a US or Canadian mailing address.
Giveaway ends 11/22/10.
To Enter You Must Fill Out the Form.

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+1 Friend Laurie on Facebook
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