Welcome: Joyce Lavene
December 7, 2012
I’m meeting Joyce for the first time on this tour. Thank you so much for stopping by and getting acquainted!
Joyce Lavene writes bestselling mystery with her husband/partner Jim. They have written and published more than 60 novels for Harlequin, Berkley and Charter Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. She lives in rural North Carolina with her family, her cat, Quincy, and her rescue dog, Rudi. Visit her at www.joyceandjimlavene.com, Facebook/JoyceandJimLavene.com. Twitter: @authorjlavene, http://romanceofmystery.blogspot.com.
What I like most about being a writer
I think the thing I like most about being a writer is being able to live in a world of my choosing. I get to choose the people who populate that world, good and bad. Most of the time, they do what I tell them to do. When they don’t, that’s my fault too. Usually, it’s because one of them suddenly shines, and I can’t stand to let them go.
I enjoy writing the rough draft, finding out what the story is about, figuring out what I have to do next. I’m not crazy about edits, but I work with them. I love lying in bed at night, thinking about my characters and the next book I plan to write. Knowing that these are dreams that will come true makes them all the sweeter!
I love being with other writers, too. I’ve never known a better group of people. They are interesting, funny and understand when I’ve had a bad edit experience or that my book is coming out late. They know the same disappointments and victories.
It’s the best job I’ve ever had, the best business I’ve ever started. I can’t wait to get up in the morning and work each day. I love being a writer!
The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a woman with a gift for finding lost things. When her boyfriend Kevin’s ex-fiancée Ann arrives in Duck looking for a second chance, Dae suddenly finds herself facing certain heartache. And while her romantic life is in shambles, she’s even more concerned by the sudden change in her gift. After touching a medallion owned by a local named Chuck Sparks, Dae is shocked when her vision reveals his murder—and a cry for help. Dae doesn’t know what to make of the dead man’s plea to “Help her,” until she has another vision about a kidnapped girl—Chuck’s daughter, Betsy. With a child missing, the FBI steps in to take over the case. But Dae can’t ignore her visions of Betsy, or the fact that Kevin’s psychic ex-fiancé might be the only person who can help find her.
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A final word (enticement!) from Joyce
Win a copy of A Haunting Dream, the fourth book in the Missing Pieces Mysteries, by leaving your name at my blog: http://romanceofmystery.blogspot.com
AND – Don’t forget Buster, Dobie, and Mugs (the latest) are each drawing a name from comments for free copies of Lies of Convenience (or a M.M. Gornell title of your choosing)!