Sunday, October 19, 2014

NATALIE ALDER - AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT



AUTHOR NAME: Natalie Alder


Birth date: 5/29


Where are you from: Boston area


A little about your self `ie your education, Family, life etc:

I write stories about romance. They center on learning about the characters backgrounds, personalities and life circumstances that mold them into who they are and how they love.


I am a sassy 40-something year old. I live in a quiet farming town in New England with my husband of fifteen years and our three rescued cats. After college I facilitated improvement in the physical abilities of children and the elderly then took the opportunity to enjoy my creative side. I love to sew, knit, write...sing and drink martinis (not necessarily at the same time).


Tell us your latest book news?

On 10/11/14 my first book, Crewel Work, was released. It is the first book in The Tapestry Series. Published by Beau Coup Publishing and available on Amazon


When and why did you begin writing?

Have always been found writing. It is a creative release.


When did you consider yourself an Author?

When I was taken on by a publisher, Beau Coup Publishing.


What inspired you to write your first book?

It's my favorite kind of story, forbidden love.


Do you have a specific writing style?

I don't think so.?


How did you come up with the titles?

The series books each tell the story of a different family member and when woven together tell the story of the whole family, much like a tapestry. The title of each book in the series is a play-on-words related to a tapestry/weaving.


Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Real love is worth waiting for.


How much of the book is realistic?

The whole book is fairly realistic.


Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

No, not really. I like and have had some experience with horses but otherwise, no.


What books have most influenced your life most?

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig

The Stone Boy by Gina Berriault


If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Sable Hunter


What book are you reading now?

September Tango by Scarlett Jade


Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Ginger Ring, Susan Stoker, Isobel Lucero, Aurora Zahni


What are your current projects?

Book 2 of The Tapestry Series


Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members:

Beau Coup Publishing, friends


Do you see writing as a career?

Sure


If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Probably from doing writing homework assignments in school


Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Audra, don’t.” J.P’s voice was sharp. He was on edge. He was afraid to look at her. He knew he’d have no control if he did. And he didn’t want to see her cry. Grabbing her upper arms, he pushed Audra against the wall. When he did, his left hand grazed her breast. They stood for a moment, neither moving. J.P. let his thumb trace the curve of her breast, then slide over her pebbled nipple.

A small moan escaped her. She arched her back, wanting to feel more. He swallowed hard. Silently, she begged for him to kiss her, touch her, anything. Her need and desire were evident.

Inwardly he hated himself for touching her so intimately and bringing them to this emotional place where they shouldn’t be. He closed his eyes, dropped his arms and left the tack room.





Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Since it was originally all one book which has been split up for a series, I find keeping the chronology correct challenging.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

I did make a research trip to Kentucky


Who designed the covers?

Jennifer Stevens at Beau Coup Publishing



Do your have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?

Please leave a review


Do your remember the first book you ever read?

No


Other than writing do you have any hobbies?

Sewing, knitting, travel



What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

My Name is Earl, Big Bang Theory, McCleod's Daughter's

The Bourne series, A Room with a View, Chocolate



Favorite foods / Colors/ Music:

Bread, cheese, wine

Green

Pink Martini, Lori McKenna, Redwood Son, Natalie Merchant...too many



If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

Be a lounge singer



Do you have a blog/website? If so please share your links.

Natalie Alder Website http://www.nataliealder.com/



Blog: Natalie Alder Books http://nateliealderbooks.com/



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