My guest is the talented Prescott Lane, author of the contemporary romance, First Position. Prescott is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College in 1997 with a degree in sociology. She went on to Tulane University to receive her MSW in 1998, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband and two children.
Thank you for this interview, Prescott. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you’ve been writing?
I live in New Orleans, LA with my husband, two kids, and two dogs. I’ve loved writing since I was a little girl. One of my first short stories was written at the tender age of 5. It was called Talkative Tommy Turtle Talks Too Much. I was into alliteration back then. I sold it to my dad for a quarter. The rest is history.
Can you tell us briefly what your book is about?
First Position is a story of second chances -- second chances in love, career, and with family. First love torn apart -- re-united by fate with the promise of a second chance -- but threatened by long-hidden secrets they both keep.
Why did you choose your particular genre?
I love Happily Ever Afters so romance is perfect.
What was your greatest challenge writing this book?
Time -- I’m a wife and mother, so it was difficult to find enough hours in the day.
Are you published by a traditional house, small press or are you self-published?
Was it the right choice for you?
Yes, it allowed me to write on my own time without deadlines or pressure for anyone else. These characters are like my babies, and I wouldn’t want anyone to change or edit them.
How are you promoting your book thus far?
I’ve been promoting through book tours, free days, and social media.
How is that going for you?
I’ve been very surprised how well it’s gone so far. But more importantly, how very nice and supportive I’ve found people to be. The human spirit never ceases to amaze.
Can you tell us one thing you have done that actually resulted in one or more sales?
Getting in touch with bloggers in my genre and having them do reviews for me.
Do you have another job besides writing?
The toughest job on the earth --A MOM.
If you could give one book promotion tip to new authors, what would that be?
Form relationships with bloggers in your genre.
What’s next for you?
I’m currently working on my second novel, which should be released early 2014.
Thank you for this interview, Prescott. Can you tell us where we can find you on the web?