Name Amber Lacie
Where are you from
I’m from a small town in Northwest Indiana. I’m happily married to my wonderful husband and a proud mother of our two young children. I love the small-town life. You can often find me clicking away on the keys of my laptop at the café in town.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
This is the first year I will be attending author signings, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m signing at Indies in Indy and Books in Bourbon County.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always had a knack for words, but I didn’t publish my first book until September of 2015. It’s been a little over a year since I hit publish on amazon. Now four books later, I’m planning my calendar with new releases for the upcoming year.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’m still double guessing myself so I’m not sure if I fully believe I’m a writer yet.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Reading is like breathing for me. It’s instinctive. My daughter frequents hospitals. When I would run out of books to read I would often toss the ideas for stories around in my head. Eventually one stuck and I ran with it.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I’m not sure. I’m told I do.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I knew my first books was going to end on a dark note so that’s where the title Shadows comes from. My latest book is Breathe. It’s an emotional story that will take your breath away. I felt like I couldn’t breathe while I was writing it. I feel as though it’s earned its title.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
In Breathe, I want the reader to feel the devastation and passion of love. I want it to be a real experience for them. I want the reader left feeling their soul awakened.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Breathe has parts of me in it, but it’s fiction. It’s has more of me in it than my other books, but it’s still fiction.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
The Carnage series by Lesley Jones ripped me apart and slowly put me back together. It’s my go to read when I feel I need to reconnect with myself.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
There are several authors who I will always treasure. I will purchase their books simply because their names are attached as an author of the book. John Green, Neil Gaiman, Colleen Hoover, and Lesley Jones are just a few of the authors I enjoy.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My readers. They are loyal and fierce. We have a little group on Facebook where we interact daily. They are so supportive. I’m very proud to call them mine. My beta readers are my right hand. They help me with everything from writing to cover design choices to promotional materials to sales. I owe my betas everything.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Absolutely. I do what I love. I never want to change that.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. Breathe is exactly the way it should be.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve been longwinded. Writing allowed me not only to use the words that attacked my daily conversations, but it allowed me to control the circumstances as well.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Editing. I despise editing.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Nope. The local café, the park, or my office suffice.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Krisma Design has designed my last two cover as well as the covers for my next three releases.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Writing “The End”. I didn’t want the story to be over.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
It’s okay to let go and be loved. Being loved by more than one person is rare and should be cherished.
Fiona: If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead.
I would love Breathe to make it to film. I would love Emma Watson to play Carsten. However, that is wishful thinking on my part.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write until you run out of words. Then find some new ones and write some more.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for taking a chance on me.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I just finished reading Written in the Scars by Adrianna Locke. I loved it.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
The Many Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I’m sentimental. Funny situations, memories, babies kissing puppies…basically anything.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
I’d like to meet my grandmother. She passed away when I was one years old. I would have loved to have been able to have known her.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
I don’t want a headstone. I want to be cremated, placed in an urn, and be planted as a tree.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I love to paint.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I’m a Supernatural and Game of Thrones addict. I love them!
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
I don’t really have a favorite food unless coffee counts. Purple is my muse and my music changes with my mood.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I’m not sure. I prefer not to think of such horrid things.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Links to my novels:
Shadows, Book One of the Shadows Series http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0141OAGJ0
Light, Book Two of the Shadows Series http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018J8IDLC
Pretty; Amazon US: http://amzn.to/297VpYr
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/29uDY2W
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2990hh3
Breathe US Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9GKE06UK Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N9GKE06AU Link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01N9GKE06CA Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N9GKE06Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mZwpNl
Amazon author page: http://www.Amazon.com/author/amberlacie
Amber Lacie grew up in Chicagoland and now lives in a quaint little town in Northwest Indiana. She has two beautiful children and a husband who worships the ground she walks on (or at least he should). She is an avid reader and coffee drinker. The love of being able to be transported into another world and experience adventures through someone else’s imagination has always captured her attention. Now, she is expanding that love into writing and is looking forward to producing many books.
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You can contact Amber Lacie at Amberlacieauthor@gmail.com
Other Books by Amber Lacie:
Book One of the Shadows Series
Shadows Book One of the Shadows Series
Shadows is the first in The Shadows Series. It follows Theron and Eve on a rollercoaster ride full of secrets.
Eve was content getting lost in her books, while living with her best friends. She’s a beautiful girl surrounded by her friends and family. In her twenty-six years of life, nothing exciting has ever happened to her. Everything is going perfectly for her. Little does she know, one summer at the beach could change her life forever. . .
Theron is the son of a cutthroat multi-billionaire business tycoon. He thought he left behind the world his father created, but things change. Now, he’s devoted himself to his eccentric grandma. His only hope at overcoming his past, is finding the one person he lost so very long ago. . .
When Eve bumps into Theron, their worlds collide. Nothing can prepare them for the instant fireworks and roller coaster ride waiting for them.
But. . . One has a secret. Can their love overcome tragedy, lies, and secrets?
Light Book Two of the Shadows Series
Light is the second book in The Shadows Series.
Shadows are surrounding Theron burying him in their darkness. Despair and hatred cling to him. His only thoughts are of Eve and vengeance…
Eve desperately tries to save Theron from the path he is on, but secrets are kept. When evil starts to surround them, intent on destroying them, Eve runs into trouble…
Theron’s world shatters around him, but he’s not giving up without a fight…
Can Theron and Eve find Light among the Shadows? Or will evil win?
After a lifetime of torture from a man set out to destroy her, Andie finally finds herself surviving on her own free of his grasp despite her past still haunting her dreams.
Laith had his own demons to fight, but now he’s thriving in Chicago as the owner of City Ink Tattoos.
When Andie and Laith meet their worlds shift as they find strength in each other. Will they be able to build with the pieces of their hearts they have left, or will their love crumble and fall leaving them both completely shattered?
**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only.*
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G0Y1H7E
Sometimes love is fated in the stars. You know you are destined for each other. Your souls entwine and you can’t imagine your life without them.
Sometimes it’s found when you’re not looking for it. It peeks around the corner when you least expect it, sweeping you off your feet, carrying you off into the sunset.
Sometimes, there are a lucky few who get to experience both. I was one of the lucky ones.
US Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9GKE06
Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mZwpNl
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32872204-breathe