Monday, 13 June 2016

Meet A Writer Monday Presents...

...Laura Lee McKellips

1. Tell me about your book
Lily and where you got your inspiration for it?

Lily was originally called The Event Specialist. I renamed the book and split it into a duet about sorority sisters. Courtney is the first book in the duet. Lily came to me when I was driving home one day and Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone came on. I pictured Lily and Eric (my main couple) dancing to the song. It wasn’t a normal dance since they were bickering. The story bloomed from there with Lily planning Eric’s sister’s (Courtney) wedding.

2. Why did you want to write this book?

Lily is such a sassy character. Eric is overprotective. I wanted to see how these two came together for the wedding.

3. If you were asked to review a fellow author/friends book would you be honest?

Yes, because I know how effective a review can be for an author.

4. What do you plan to do next?

I’m working on my 5th book. It is post-Civil War set in my hometown, which is close to Shiloh Battlefield.

5. How do you motivate yourself to keep writing?

I keep a notebook with me and write scenes as they come to me. It helps when I sit down in front of my computer. It helps when I don’t feel like writing because I know I need to type up the new scene.

6. What was the last picture you took with your phone?

A headband with red and white roses hot glued on it. The headband is for a Queen of Hearts birthday party.

7. What is your perfect pizza?

Cheese! I don’t like anything else on my pizza.

8. Ugly and live forever or attractive and die within a year?

Ugly, because think of what I would see especially if I lived forever.

9. If you could spend the day with any character from fiction who would it be?


10. Which of the four seasons do you like the most?

Summer, I hate being cold.

11. Why did you choose to be a writer?

I had a story to tell that I wanted others to read.

12. How would your friends describe you?

Sweet, funny, and talks too much

13. What was the last book you read without skipping through anything?

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

14. Where is your favourite place to go on a weekday afternoon when you have no plans or obligations?

Shiloh National Military Park, it’s my happy place

15. If you were forced to open a bakery, what would you name it?

Mellark Bakery, a tribute to one of my favorite bakers.

Lily Baron’s best friend is getting married. She is the owner of Lilian’s Occasions, one of the best event planning firms in Atlanta. It’s her job to make sure Courtney gets everything she wants to ensure her wedding day is special. There is only one problem, Courtney’s older brother.

Eric Worth’s baby sister is getting married to his best friend. Due to their mother’s lack of enthusiasm, he is paying for the wedding. He wants to make sure everything is perfect for Courtney. He’s upset when Courtney informs him she’s already hired Lily as her wedding planner without his help. Attraction flares between them as they debate over wedding details. 

If they are to make Courtney’s wedding one-of-a kind, Lily and Eric will have to join forces. Will these two independent people come together to create Courtney’s dream wedding? Or will they explode before she walks down the aisle?

About Laura Lee

Self-proclaimed history bluff, Laura Lee McKellips writes romance novels laced with history as well as modern-day trials. She likes to write smart and funny heroines and equally strong and funny heroes.
After reading a self-published book in 2013, Laura Lee decided to type out one of the stories floating around in her head. Since then she has written Cursed Soldier, The Woman Behind the Letters, Sorority Sisters Duet (Courtney and Lily). She is currently working on another historic novel based in her hometown.

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