MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JA LAFRANCE
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
JA Lafrance, I write erotica, poetry and contemporary romance.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
I have 6 books. My very first book was an image I had in my head.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I got challenged to write poetry by a friend of mine named Michael Thaxton.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
I had the knowledge of daycare settings for my first book.
Can you tell me about your Series?
I have 2 series Curvy and Wanted is based around a group if friends and family that meet under unusual circumstances. My Bleeding Miners MC series is based around an MC club who all work or have worked in the mines. Their stories are all based of a situation women deal with. Ie rape, domestic violence.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
The Brother and Her Best Friend. The characters were amazing to write
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
What kind of research did you do for this book?
My google searches may get me into trouble, I’ve also spoken to some bikers and others.
Was it always meant to become a series?
No people demanded more so I gave them it.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I am also a personal assistant to authors so my morning is PA work and the afternoon writing. Unless I work in the schools.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
I have 5 new books in the making, no set titles yet.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
I love old style names, I just change up the spelling of them. If I can.
Where do your ideas come from?
My last idea was from a conversation.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I think they are amazing, I don’t have any trailers though.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
My last 2 novels did very well.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
My readers are amazing, and I love that they can connect to my characters.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I’d love to be a best seller
Have you always liked to write?
No, I started writing to fight insomnia.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Just keep writing. Write for you and make people fall in love with your story. Stay away from negative or drama.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Educational Assistant working with children and young adults that have special needs.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I never respond, I love a good constructive review good or bad. I tend to stay away from reading reviews.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
The review process from readers.
What are you working on now?
A BDSM story.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
The Rancher by JA Lafrance
“What’s your safe word, Cindy?” I ask growing impatient with wait. Cindy knows what I
am about, she doesn’t like the dominant in me but likes that my cock is so big and my stamina is
over the top. It doesn’t hurt that I have a beard lining my face and emerald green eyes that seem
to entrance all the ladies, just never the ones with staying power.
“I don’t have one.” She moans like she is auditioning for the next adult film. Why do
women think they have to sound like the female on the porn movies, they are forcing that shit.
“Bullshit Cindy, this isn’t your first time with me. You know what I want, stop acting so
dumb. It’s unbecoming of you.” I growl and pinch the bridge of my nose. I hate this crap, it
happens every single time.
“Did you just call me stupid?” she screeches. She sounds like a damn screech owl looking
to be seen.
(C) 2018 JA Lafrance
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
Its just how the story went.
Where did your love of books come from?
I got back into reading from a friend from high school named Dawn. She introduced me to Stage Dive after I had read 50 shades.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
So many amazing authors out there that is hard to name just one. I love MC reads, rom coms, pretty much anything that captures my attention.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
Ross from book 2, Ross’ character is funny and loveable.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I always try to stray from the norm, bring something new in an old genre.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
N. Isabelle Blanco, Thia Finn, Kelsey Nicole Price, Patient Lee, Soliel De Bella, Scarlet Le Clair, MJ Scoggjns
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Hang on, its about to get dull
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Are you stalking me?
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Thank you for taking the time to do this interview!