Tuesday, May 7, 2019

#BookSpotlight and #AuthorInterview - "Law and Disorder" by Liv Arnold


Lawyer Juliet Jackson has come head to head with Sergeant Jesse Burns on numerous occasions in court. He is provoking. Pigheaded. Punch-worthy. They don't get along. Not one little bit. The unfortunate fact he's also her next-door neighbor brings her loathing off the charts. But when Juliet's caught locked outside her home in nothing but a skimpy towel, she must swallow her pride and turn to Jesse for help. She doesn't expect the explosive chemistry between them and can't help but wonder if Jesse's as demanding in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. 

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Welcome, Liv Arnold. I love hosting and interviewing authors on my site, so thank you for chatting with me today. Let's get started...

What do you prefer: ebook or print? Why?
I mainly read on my kindle. Makes it easier to carry around and store a lot of books on it when travelling.

How long have you been writing? When did you decide to become an author? I used to write stories at school for fun, but I never thought anything would come of it. So, I did a degree that had nothing to do with writing and started a full-time job in the finance industry. My mum encouraged me to do a creative writing course at RMIT in Melbourne Australia. It’s a short course that runs for 8-10 weeks for three hours a week after work. I loved every moment of the class and ended up doing three short courses. The teachers were so inspiring, and it was great to speak to likeminded people. I workshopped my stories in class and continued with them after the course finished.

All writers suffer from writer’s block at least once in their career. What’s your go-to cure?
I set the timer and write non-stop for twenty minutes. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you’re racing against the clock. At the end, there’s so many typos and a lot of sentences doesn’t make sense. But it’s easier to edit rubbish than a blank page.

Sometimes the romance genre gets a bad reputation for being cliché and full of Fabios. How do you respond to that?
I hate that some people look down on romance genres. Yes, the romance genre does require a happy ever after, but who doesn’t like that? So many other genres also follow certain plot lines, like murder mysteries – some gets murdered at the beginning, usually someone else dies in the middle and the investigator figures it out at the end and explains the tell-tale signs.
Romance needs its own skill. To be able to make the readers feel something, whether to drool over the lead male, picture themselves in the story, or even be a little hot under the collar.

Any advice for the aspiring authors out there? Particularly those who are feeling a little discouraged?
Don’t give up. Sometimes it’s all about getting your manuscript on the right publisher’s desk at the right time. Keep learning your craft. I found online short courses through Savvy authors really helpful.

How do you market your books? What do you find more effective? I do interviews on blogger, reviewer and author’s websites. I’ve gotten sales from popular ones with a lot of followers. I find Facebook ads don’t do much.

What is your favorite book? Favorite author?
Harry Potter. I’m obsessed. Have all the merchandise from the toys, mugs, wall art and stationary. I love how JK’s writing sounds so comforting and that she’s speaking to a friend. When the books first came out, I used to be so tired at school from reading HP all night. Always had to know what happened next. 

Awesome! Thanks again for stopping by.

Author Bio

Liv Arnold has worked as a copywriter for several global companies and now runs her own freelance business. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and lives with her husband and their spoiled dog, who only eats freshly cooked meals. When she’s not writing, Liv’s avoiding the gym, devouring a cheese platter, or marathoning way too much TV. And of course, she’s a massive book addict and often reads until all hours of the night.

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