Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Lori Power and her story Hit ‘n Run!
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Turning passion into words in print is a dream come true for Lori Power.
From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life.
In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.
Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014 and received a 5-star Author’s Favourite seal of approval in 2015.
Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the Romance Writers of America, TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.
Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.
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I asked Lori Power, “Do you have any researching tips?” and here is the response.
Research is one aspect of writing where I could get easily lost. In fact, I can, and often do loose hours researching. I think this comes from my background as a media writer—first in radio, then in newspaper—where we really needed to know the story prior to putting pen to paper. Or better put by today’s standards, fingers tips to keyboard.
The truisms are like the gospel for writing…write what you know…where you know…and what interests you. If you are not truly interested in a subject, drop it. You cannot convince a reader if you are not convinced yourself.
When you find yourself interested in a topic, go beyond the headlines. If you are researching on line, don’t trust every site, or every second site. Fine commonality between various sites—if more than three websites are saying the same thing, then the information may be trustworthy, accept it and move on.
The best resource is the library. A wealth of information and not only that, a perfect place to write. The atmosphere is simply made for writers. You can people watch, find your quiet nook, quickly locate relevant information on a chosen topic and more often than not, the librarian will be an excellent resource.
In writing fiction, there is—and should be—a sense of freedom. The creative liberty, is the dose of salt reality that you are not writing historically accurate information. Even with the very best information available, there is absolutely no way an author could know for certain what life was like in the twelfth century. You can assume your feet would hurt wearing wooden shoes at the end of the day, but perhaps their feet had become accustomed or perhaps they kicked the shoes off and only wore them at certain times.
I make the assumption that my reader understand fiction takes creative and dramatic license and so I research what need to establish and make my scene’s believable and everything thereafter becomes a byproduct of my imagination.
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Determined to build a better life, and forget their past, a freak accident crashes Lorna Tymchuk and Mitch Morgan back into each other’s lives.
It’s more than a “Hit ’n Run” that needs to be taken care of at the police station. False identification, miscommunication and a past better left buried surface to plunge these recently reunited lovers into a deadly game of cat and mouse trying to figure out who the bad guys really are.
All threads pulled threaten the very fabric of their fragile relationship. Caught between desire suspicions, each must decide who to trust and how far to go to follow their instincts.
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“And the driver of the hearse just drove off?”
The question of why bother to complete a report if the officer was just going to recap every point, by point, blinked like a neon sign behind her lids. “No, as I wrote, right here.” She pointed to another neatly printed line on the statement. “The man got out to see if I was okay. . .”
The policeman rested an elbow on the counter and smirked. “Nice of him.”
“I guess,” she agreed, forcing a lift to her lips, putting on her best salesman face. “Listen, the man left me his driver’s license. Said an emergency called him away.”
“Emergencies can happen in the funeral business, I imagine.” He lifted his gaze to meet hers, brow furrowed. ‘so, a polite runner then?”
Inhaling deeply, Lorna forged on. “I want to talk to you about that, actually.”
The constable stared, barely blinking, so she blurted. “It’s a fake.”
“What’s a fake?”
“The driver’s license,” she confirmed through tight lips.
“How would you know?”
“I didn’t recognize him at first with the beard and everything.” Oh, God, she was rambling. Get a grip. Lorna took a shaky breath. “I know–once knew–the driver I hit. His name is Mitchell Morgan, not Michael Ward as is written here. The picture on this license,” she said moving her own hand to cover the license on the counter, “is him, but that’s not his name. This,” she paused to tap the document with her fingernail, “is a fake.”
“How can you be sure?” His murky brown eyes met hers, clearly skeptical.
She glanced at the picture again, the tips of her fingers still touching the edge of the laminated surface. How could she explain the fact she would never be able to forget Mitchell Morgan’s midnight-blue eyes? Those same expression-filled eyes with just a hint of mischief couldn’t be disguised. “I’m sure.”
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Lori Power will be giving away to a randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. CLICK HERE to enter to win a $50 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule
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Lori Power, thank you for stopping by today!
Love & blessings to all! ❤