Laurelle Lewis ~ Author Interview

Today, I would like to welcome Laurelle Lewis, author of The Boy Next Door and Tragic Flower, as my guest.

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What is your name and do you write under a pen name? My name is Laurelle Lewis and I write several different genres under my own name.

Where do you call home? I live in a small country town in New South Wales, Australia.

Do you have any hobbies, other than writing? What do you enjoy doing? I am currently studying a diploma of screen and media specialist make-up, which appeals to my creative side-as I love to draw and paint and create- something I hope to get better at in the future so I can illustrate my own books. 

What is your greatest dream? To have a happy and meaningful life- and to see that for my children- oh and to be a famous author too.

Who is your role model? I have lots of role models- my mum- she taught to care about others, be a kind person etc, Oprah Winfrey because she is just amazing with what she has achieved in her lifetime and I also really appreciate the wise words of people like Richard Rohr and Echart Tole. 

What is your greatest fear? I hate flying-but I do it when I have too.

Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books? There is nothing like holding a beautifully bound book in your hands, but I do love the convenience of E-books, and I only just got into listening to audio-books last year- I absolutely love them. I enjoy drawing while listening to them- I’m currently listening to The Grapes of Wrath.

What is your favorite book genre at the moment? My favorite genre at the moment is paranormal romance- I think it just gives a little edge to romances.

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? My latest book is called Tragic Flower (it’s a short story) and it’s about breaking free from the past. 

When Fleur meets the strange and exciting Jeffrey-the new kid in town- something tells Fleur she should stay away from him. Before she knows it, she is drawn into his world, but what tragic secret is he hiding?

Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)? I like listening to metal music for inspiration.

In your latest novel, who is the lead character and can you tell us a little about him/her? The main character is Fleur- a straight A student who meets the mysterious Jeffrey and her life turns upside down in a very short space of time. She is drawn into Jeffrey’s word, but she ultimately learns an important life lesson by the end of the story.

Are you a self-published/Indie author or did you publish through a traditional publishing company? I am self- published. I enjoy the creative control  have over my projects- but I would like to get a traditional publishing contract one day!

If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route? As above-more creative control.

What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?
Just start! Write everyday if you can and treat it like a job!


THE BOY NEXT DOOR is a short horror story. It’s about a girl named Violet, who lives with her mentally unstable father- he’s never been the same since her mother died in childbirth- and when she who gets a new neighbor and she soon realizes he is hiding something disturbing…and it will turn her whole world upside down. 

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