Welcome to my interview with mystery author Lucia Davis!
Thank you, Book Squirrel!
What inspired you to write?
It was a very natural thing for me. I’ve always enjoyed writing. Even as a young girl, I made up stories in my head—at some point I found myself with more free time and started writing them down. I need some sort of creative outlet, and writing is my way of doing that. Once I started I never stopped. I write mysteries, because I enjoy coming up with the plot.
What’s your favorite thing you’ve written so far.
That’s like having to pick a favorite child. I think every book is the best I could deliver at that time and so for me, each is an accomplishment I’m proud of. I would not have been able to write the next one without the one that came before.
What’s your favorite thing that someone else has written?
Lord of the Rings. Although Pride and Prejudice is a close second.
What’s the best book you’ve read this year?
A very difficult question. My reading is pretty diverse. I reread All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Marie Remarque, which is very powerful. I read my first Backman, Britt Marie was here, and thought it was excellent. Another wonderful book I read this year is Rituals of the Dead written by Jennifer S. Alderson. And one of the highlights this summer was reading the first Harry Potter to my eldest and seeing the effect it had on him. I remember reading my own first Harry Potter—to be able to pass on the joy of books like these to my kids is just priceless.
What’s the best vacation you’ve ever had?
Hard, hard, hard! I love vacation. My honeymoon was probably the most memorable one: we spent four months backpacking in South America and Southeast Asia. It was a crazy trip and with enough adventures to last a lifetime—a few scary ones too. My husband has a bit of a wild streak… Now we have kids, which means we have to adjust our pace and the things we plan, but it’s still great fun, just different. Less wild for sure!
What is your most recent book?
The third instalment in my series that came out on December 17th: The Secrets of Sinclair Lodge. It’s a mystery series with a supernatural component. I’ve always been fascinated with the inexplicable and the unknown.
When you were a kid what did you want to be when you were grown up?
I think I wanted to be Robin Hood for a while. Roaming through the forest, shooting a bow, being a hero… it sounded pretty good to me. Until reality sank in, I suppose. After that, a vet I think? That never happened either. I like pets. Just not all of them as much.
Forest, country, beach or city?
Do I have to choose? I love the forest and mountains, and enjoy visiting the beach, but I would miss the city if I wouldn’t have access to one.
What’s your favorite quote ever?
That would be Albert Einstein’s: Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere. I have several on my Goodreads’ page.
What would you like people to know about being an Indie author?
It’s not easy, being an Indie author. The best way to help us write books is to leave a review after you read one of them. We need them. Without reviews, it’s hard to get noticed.
Where can we find your books?
You can find my books on Amazon. At the moment I only have e-books, but I am working on the paperback versions and I expect those to come out beginning 2019.
Where can readers follow you on social media?
I have a website at www.luciadavis.com where I blog and interview (mostly) indie authors.
Thank you for joining us here today, Lucia!
Thanks for having me, Book Squirrel!