Award-winning author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading romance novels and getting lost in the hope they represent. While her friends dreamed of becoming doctors and engineers, her dreams were to become a writer—a romance novelist.
As life twisted and turned, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion. After developing the storyline for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. Her fingers practically fly over computer keys as she weaves stories about strong women and the men who love them.
Lucinda lives with her husband and their two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she's not at her day job, she’s immersed in her fictional worlds. And if she’s not writing romance novels, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on. It’s too bad her husband doesn’t cook, but a very good thing he loves takeout.
What inspires you to write?
I dream a lot and am fortunate to remember most of them. Sometimes its a germ of an idea other times its complete chapters- so why not write them down and share them.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Agatha Christie, Patricia Cromwell, Jana DeLeon, KF Breen, Dan Brown and Nora Roberts are just a few. I read all kinds of books.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a pantser and I write very fast. I'm pretty basic using Word to capture my words as fast as I type them. When I'm writing I'm totally in the zone, I think about my characters, close my eyes to see their facial expressions and basically join their world. When I'm done with a book I feel like I have made new friends.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters, sometimes even eves drop on conversations. They have so much to say and only they know the real story.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up. If you want to write a book don't let that negative voice either in your home or head stop you. Many people want to write but don't out of fear. Be bold. Only you can tell that story in your head.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had no idea what I was doing when I started to self-pub. I made SO many mistakes along the way but this is my journey and I'm proud of each book and each step I've taken on this journey. I've recently moved into audio books and hoping to bring my books to life. The main thing is, I'm glad I didn't know what I didn't know I'm sure just jumping in both feet was the best way for me to learn.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of publishing is BRIGHT. There are many great, good and not so good authors out there but talent, a willingness to learn and get better and perseverance win. If you want to be an author – sit down and start writing. It doesn't have to be perfect, that's what a great editor is for.
What genres do you write?: Romance, Later in Life Romance, Contempory Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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