About Jeanine Lauren:
Jeanine Lauren began weaving stories together when she was still in primary school. and she created her first book – a picturebook for her little brother- when she was seven.
Most of what Jeanine writes has to do with women, the relationships with the people in their lives, and their hopes and dreams. Jeanine writes from her home in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada.
What inspires you to write?
Story is how people make meaning in their lives and helps us connect with others. I think, like many writers, I am inspired to write so I can capture the stories that float around in my head and put them down on paper or screen so there is room for new ones. I also love words and how, if they are put together in the right order, they can connect with readers whom I have never met. I hope that maybe, just maybe, one of my stories will connect with someone and leave someone a little happier, or they will think of something a little differently after they close the book.
Tell us about your writing process.
My process seems to change depending upon the book I am writing. Often I start with a short story and then I add to it, growing it organically until I have a longer story. I am now trying my hand at outlining. I will have to let you know how that goes when I finish my next few books. As to how often I write? Not often enough. But I am making it more of a priority every day.
How do you develop your characters?
Yes, I think that characters do talk to me. They don't start that way but after I put them on paper and move them around a bit they begin to tell me what I need to know next.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like to read books in several genres. Some of my favorite authors in contemporary romance are Lisa Kleypas, Debbie Macomber, Barbara Delinsky. I also read a lot of Canadian literature, non-fiction, and general fiction.
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance and Women's Fiction;
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Audiobook
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