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Interview with author Adriana Locke

With Yael Waknin

Questions for author Adriana Locke

 

1 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes, off and on. I had so many interests and dreams growing up, but books have always been something I’m inherently drawn to.

2 – When you start a book series – do you know the couples who will appear in the following books? Do you know what the plot will be?

I usually know one of them. My series are family series, so I know the siblings will all have a book. Often times, however, I do not know who they will be paired with. I might know the theme or trope or I might not. I like to give the characters and families a little wiggle room to show me what fits best.

3 – Did you write a book and decide not to publish it?

I have one book written that I have not published. I will someday. There’s something not quite right about it and I haven’t worked it out. I’ve set it aside and will circle back to it later.

4 – In the book Craft – You chose to create an infertile character (Which is very rare in the genre) – Why did you decide to do it anyway?

My tagline is “ordinary people finding extraordinary love”. I really want my readers to be able to see themselves or their sisters or friends in my characters. I want them to relate. Infertility is a theme in more than one of my books; it’s something so many people face. I’m not sure why it wouldn’t be included.

5 – Is there a topic you will never write about? If so, what is it?

I write what I know. I think it’s the best way for me to make my books and characters and the emotions they experience feel authentic. I like to leave the subjects I’m not familiar with for the voices that can do them justice.

6 – By what do you choose a cover for a book?

If it’s a standalone that’s unrelated to my other books, I usually choose a man for the cover. If it’s a series book, I pick couples. It’s an easy way to tell them apart.

My designer, Kari March, and I brainstorm ways to set the cover apart from other covers of mine yet keep it true to my brand with fun pops of color. I’ll usually find a photo that matches the couple or the vibe of the story and we’ll take it from there.

7 – Where did you get the inspiration for the stories?

Inspiration is everywhere! Songs, poems, conversations at grocery stores.

8 – Who is your favorite couple you wrote about?

That’s really hard to say and it changes every day. It’s usually the couple I’m writing at the moment.

9 – How long does it take you to write one book?

That depends on the book. Sometimes I can bust a book out in two weeks. Others take months or even a year.

10 – What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance, of course!

11 – Who are your favorite writers?

There are so many. I love Kristy Bromberg, Jessica Hawkins, Kennedy Ryan. KA Linde does YA Fantasy so well. CJ Roberts and Madeline Sheehan for the darker side of romance are my go-tos.

12 – If you could turn one of your books into a movie – which book would you choose?

Sacrifice. Hands down. I think seeing it on the big screen would be magical.

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Adriana Locke

About the author

USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, four sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.