Cryptids. Spies. Suspense. Apocalyptic.
Those four words accurate sum-up what you’ll find in today’s guests first three releases.
I connected with L.J. a while back when I was fortunate enough to appear on a Podcast with him, David Sodergren and Cameron Roubique. L.J. keeps upping the ante with each release and I’m excited to see what we get next!
Please, welcome L.J.!
Steve: What does your writing time look like? Do you try and write at the same time each day? Do you have a word count you attempt to hit?
LJ: Currently, I write at night after my 3 year old falls asleep. I don’t ever give myself a word count to hit. Some nights I’ll get a couple hundred words, others I’ll get 3-4k. It all depends on how thin that veil is between the real world and the world I’m writing about each night. The more immersed I am, the quicker those words flow.
Steve: You decide to host a writer’s retreat. One weekend in a luxury house on an island. What three other authors do you invite to come along?
LJ: David Sodergren- I’m a huge fan of his work, and would love to chat with him about his books over a few glasses of scotch. Plus he seems rather knowledgeable about islands.
My best friend, Cameron Roubique. He’s one of the funniest people I know and would keep the entertainment level high.
Ross Jeffery- I’d love an opportunity to meet him in person one of these days. Just the nicest guy and one hell of a writer.
I think that’d be a fun group.
Steve: Tell me about your newest release (novel/story/poem/novella) and why someone should read it!
LJ: Woodhaven came out July 30th. It’s an anxiety-inducing survival horror novella about a father and daughter doing their best to adapt to life in their family cabin following a violent government overthrow. It’s a a home invasion meets siege story that ramps up to a 100 on page one and never slows down. My goal was to make it feel as close to experiencing a 90 minute thriller film in prose form as possible, and I think I accomplished that.
Steve: Bonus Question! You receive an invitation in the mail from one of these two people. The invitation invites you to have dinner and spend the night in their home. Do you accept the invitation from Victor Frankenstein or Dracula and why?
LJ: I’d accept Victor’s offer. I wouldn’t survive a night in Dracula’s castle. Mosquitos love me, so I’d assume I’d be a delicacy for Vampires. With Frankenstein, death wouldn’t be certain, plus I’d love to see that laboratory.
Thank you so much L.J. for doing this!
Keep up with his work by checking the links!