Monday, June 6, 2016
A Cup Of Tea and A Visit With Laura Bradford Author of Eclair and Present Danger
KMOT: I always like to ask when you are writing what sustains you, Coffee, Tea or other?
LB:If I drink anything while writing, it's most definitely a hot chocolate (bonus points if it can be a white chocolate hot chocolate).
KMOT: There is so much heart in this book, it feels like a great close knit cozy. Is Serenity Lane based on real life experiences?
LB: Serenity Lane is the kind of street I'd love to live on. I love elderly people. They are such a gift of wisdom and experience and lessons if people would give them a chance. Mr. Nelson reminds me a little of my great uncle Ray. Ray is 96 and still sharp as a tack. I treasure my time with him. As for my characters, I think Winnie, Renee, Mr. Nelson, Bridget, and Jay are the kind of people we'd all love to have in our life. They bicker some, sure, but the closeness is tangible. I have always loved mixing ages in my books and I get to do it again in this series, too.
KMOT: How long did it take you to write Eclair and Present Danger?
LB:Three months. I think a lot of that was because I absolutely loved every moment of writing this book. There was no "middle slump" where you want to do anything but write. Most days I didn't want to stop.
KMOT: There are some really great recipes in this book, do you write and bake them all?
LB: The recipes are ones I find (and love) with some tweaks. I love to bake. It makes me happy in much the same way it does my main character, Winnie. I find it therapeutic.
Thank you so much Laura for joining us here today. To learn more about Laura please visit her website by clicking here.
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