Jean Lauzier has always been a writer though life just recently settled enough so she can spend the time needed at the keyboard with her characters. Jean writes mystery and fantasy for the most part but enjoys playing with romance and western genres ever so often. When not writing, Jean spends her time trying to keep her Bonsai alive, learning Spanish and training the cat.
Her short story collection, Six Pack of Murder is available on Amazon. She is president of the East Texas Writer’s Association.
During the tour, Jean will be giving away at least three copies of Six Pack of Murder and three copies of the soon to be released Dark Descent. Be sure to leave a comment along with your email address to be entered in the drawing.
Now, join me as we get to know the author better…
When you were a child, what did you want to “be” when you grew up?
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a criminal psychologist. I guess the workings of the criminal mind intrigued me. But then Charles Manson came along and I realized I’d have to work with scary people like him so that ended that. I was also into horses as many young girls are, so decided on a career as a show jumper/equestrian. Life happened and I ended up in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic.
At what point in your life did you decide you wanted to become a published author?
I’d always written stories as a kid but being in the military, far from home gave me the ‘angst” needed to start writing poetry. Thankfully I have nothing left from that period, I’m sure they were terrible. Thankfully I had no thoughts of publication but life became busy with kids and the frequent moves of military career so writing got pushed aside.
Once things settled down, I started writing again and that’s when the desire to be published came along. I’ve working at this seriously for ten years now. I’ve had some short stories published along with quite a few articles but Dark Descent will be the first novel publication.
In what genre do you write?
That’s really a loaded question. I mainly write mystery and fantasy. Dark Descent is a mystery and is with my editor. The release date is early next year. We are hoping for February. Dragons of Jade is a fantasy novel I’m doing final edits on before it goes to my publisher. We aim to release it in January in time for Dragon Appreciation Day.
I’m also writing a romance serial along with a western fantasy serial. I enjoy the different genres, especially after focusing on one for a while. I think one day I’d like to try writing a horror story. Just to see what I could come up with. I used to love reading Stephen King.
What made you choose to write the particular novel you have written?
Dark Descent came from a piece of flash fiction. It was a Halloween prompt of about 250 words which left so much of the story out that a novel was the natural next step. Plus, the main character sort of insisted I tell the rest of the story.
Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Website – www.jeanlauzier.com
Twitter - @JeanLauzier
Facebook – jeanlauzier2319
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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