Who’s That Indie Author? Lauren Scott
During the book promotion for More than Coffee, another wonderful friend, Barbara at Book Club Mom, invited me to participate in an interview. I was thrilled to have this opportunity. Thanks again, Barbara, and if any of you aren’t familiar with her blog, please pay her a visit. She shares great books to read, insightful book reviews, interviews like mine so we can learn more about other Indie Authors, and she’s also on YouTube. There is always something to take away when visiting her site https://bvitelli2002.wordpress.com/.
Author Name: Lauren Scott
Genre: Poetry, Memoir
Books: New Day, New Dreams (2013), Finding a Balance (2015), and new release this year: More than Coffee: Memories in Verse and Prose
Bio: I live in California with my husband of 32 years, and we have two adult children. Through my experiences over three decades: raising a family, grieving through loss, finding joy in the smallest things, and the many backpacking and camping adventures, my writing takes a magical path of its own. I also love to read, and my bookcase is bursting at the seams!
What got you started as a writer? When I was a teenager, I wrote poetry about the boys I had crushes on. This lighthearted inspiration was only the beginning because I continued to put thoughts to paper throughout my life, but I grew more passionate within the last decade. Now I write each day; it’s a natural part of my routine, either creating poems, drafting a short memoir, or dabbling in fiction.
What difficult experience has helped you as a writer? My love for writing turned into a passion when my daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease that would necessitate a future transplant. It isn’t fair for children to suffer, and as her mother, this news took processing that prompted me to write. My hurting poured out through words into poems and stories, some personal, some shared.
Have you ever participated in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? If so, how many times and what was your experience? I haven’t participated in NaNoWriMo, but it sounds like a wonderful organization. Maybe someday.
What advice would you give a new indie author hoping to publish a book? Do your research, initiate dialogue with authors who have self-published. Persevere, because if publishing your book means that much to you, you’ll do the work to achieve your goal.
What has been the biggest challenge for you during Covid? What tugged at my heart was not being able to see my daughter and son-in-law who live in Tennessee. Regarding writing, inspiration flowed at lightning speed. The last year and a half have been a challenge, but I am grateful for the abundance of creativity.
What are you reading right now? Dead of Winter, Journey 5, by Teagan Riordain Geneviene. This book is part of a series of short novellas and Journey 9 is her latest release. It has been an exciting adventure diving into this fantasy tale.
Would you rather laugh or cry over a book? Laugh!
Have you ever climbed a tree to read a book? I can’t say that I have. I enjoy sitting in the comfort of my living room or on the patio in the company of nature.
Have you ever dropped a book in the tub, in a pool or in the ocean? From my childhood, I have memories of a favorite paperback slipping out of my hands into our aquamarine kidney-shaped pool.
Could you live in a tiny house? No, but my husband and I live in a modest 1200 square foot home, a cozy dwelling, where we raised our two children. Even though we are new empty nesters, our 75-lb lab, Copper, still happily trots around the house.
What are the small things that make you happy? Baking. Flowers in bloom. Chocolate. Music. Carrot cake. A walk around the neighborhood. Backpacking. Freshwater lakes. Ping pong. Watching rom-coms or compelling thrillers. Reading. Family and writing are the Big things in life.
Website and social media links:
Lauren Scott Amazon Author page
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29 thoughts on “Who’s That Indie Author?”
That’s another great interview. Lauren!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read, Binky!
Lovely interview, Lauren and Barbara. ❤ I love the small things that make you happy, Lauren and am loving your book. ❤ Xxx ❤
Thanks for your beautiful comment, Jane. I was honored again to have had this opportunity with Barbara. These interview questions really make one stop and think. I’m so glad you enjoyed my list of small things and I’m humbled that you’re loving my book too. More big hugs, my friend. xoxo
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Ah, Lauren so happy to read this interview too! I will surely visit Barbara! Thank you for sharing it! 🧡🤗😘🤗🧡
Thanks so much for reading, Marina, and for visiting Barbara too. I’m always grateful for your loving support. Hugs 🥰😘❤️🧡
It’s nice to know more about you and your feelings Lauren. Thanks for sharing this interview.
Thanks for reading, Balroop. I was thrilled to do this with Barbara. 💕
A lovely author interview, Lauren. I really enjoy these posts of Barbara’s.
Thanks, Robbie. I replied to your comment on Barbara’s post too. And I enjoy these also. They’re such a great way to get to know other authors. 💕
A wonderful interview!
Thanks so much for reading, Nico. I was thrilled to have had this opportunity with Barbara.
Congrats on your interview, Lauren! I enjoyed learning more about you. Interestingly, I wrote poetry in my teens about boys I had a crush on too. 🙂
Many Blessings to you, your recent publication and future writings,
Thanks for reading and for your lovely words, Lisa. It’s funny how those young crushes can inspire us, isn’t it? 🙂 Big hugs and many blessings to you, too. 🧡🍂🍁
Wonderful interview, Lauren. Barbara is a treasure. Smiling at you writing about boys in your teens. Inspiration comes in many forms. 🙂 To the small but LARGE blessings in our life. ❤
Thanks for reading, Pam, and for your lovely comment. Yes, inspiration comes in many forms. 🙂 Cheers to those blessings and have a wonderful day! By the way, Judie and I met for coffee Saturday morning and had a wonderful catch-up time. She bought 2 of my books and promoted me to another woman sitting near us. She is so lovely. 💕
Oh, I love this! Judie is an amazing woman. I’m sure she will love your book. Hmmm, I better meet her for coffee whenever I get in town and watch her “hawk” my book to the other patrons. 🙂 (Only kidding). Thanks for the lift to my day.
It’s a lovely interview, Lauren and Barbara. Lauren, it’s so nice to get to know you a little better. Hugs on the wing.
Thanks for reading, Teagan. It was fun doing this interview with Barbara. It was a great opportunity to help with my book promotion. 🙂 🧡🍁
I love this interview a lot Lauren! A good way to get to know you and see where you’re inspiration is coming from!
Love the part about boys – as a teenager I used to write a lot on this subject! Maybe it started this way for me too, love of writing.
Looking forward discovering your stories
Thanks, Marie. I had a feeling I wasn’t alone in writing about those youthful crushes. 🙂 Inspiration comes in many ways. 💗
An enjoyable interview!! 😊❤
I’m glad you enjoyed this, Betty! It was a thrill to do a couple of interviews, something new for me. 🙂 💕
“Persevere, because if publishing your book means that much to you, you’ll do the work to achieve your goal.”—Insightful statement.
Thank you very much!