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Romancing September Across the World – Day 15 Laura E. James


Welcome to Day 15 of the 2nd Annual Romancing September Across The World Blog Tour. I’ve teamed up with Rosie Amber again this year. We’re promoting 30 awesome romance authors in 30 days. Help us out by cross promoting when you can and check out these authors.

Don’t forget to go over to Rosie Amber’s page and check out her page too.

Today my guest author is Laura E. James and I want to thank her for blogging with me today. Here is a little about her and her book Follow Me, Follow You.

Follow Me, Follow You Laura E James

  • What inspired you to write this book?

‘Follow Me, Follow You’ started life as ‘140 Characters or Less’, an idea sparked by my attendance to the inaugural Festival of Romance, in Watford, UK, 2011. I had Facebooked and tweeted with the fab author Carole Matthews, and met her at the Festival, where I assured her I was not a stalker. It was said in jest, but it started me thinking about the whole business of social media and ‘following’ someone famous…

  • What’s your favourite part of this book and why?

My favourite part is the end as it finishes exactly how I’d imagined when I first started writing the book.

  • What is your philosophy on writing and life? 

I focus on what I can do, not what I can’t.

  • Name your three favourite books that you’ve written — feel free to list buy links 

I’ve written two novels, but have short stories in a number of anthologies.

‘Truth or Dare?’ was my debut novel for Choc Lit, published under their Lite imprint. It’s a tale of passion and obsession and knowing when to do the wrong thing for the right reason.

‘Follow Me, Follow You’ is my second novel for Choc Lit, and my first paperback, out now. It’s a story of learning how to live and love again.

‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ is the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s recent anthology, in which I have a short story entitled ‘Bitter Sweet’, a gentle, romantic nod to the healing properties of chocolate. My story is in the extended digital version.

  • What are your goals for this year? 

My writing goal is to complete a solid draft of ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’, my work in progress, and submit it to my publisher, Choc Lit, for their amazing tasting panel to review and hopefully approve.

  • If you had to give one piece of advice what would it be? 

Writing advice: Write from the heart.

Life advice: From my friend and fellow Choc Lit writer, Sue Moorcroft ‒ avoid making enemies.

Thanks so much for joining us on this grand adventure we call Romancing September Across the World 2014 Blog Tour.

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager, but only started publishing her work in 2012, 30 years later. The romance genre drew her in at an early age. Since 2012 she's published over 50 Romance novels/novellas. Stephanie is a busy lady. She's a Children's Minister, Accountant, wife and mother along with a blogger and writer, along with starting a publishing service called Horseshoe Publishing alongside her publisher. It's been an exciting ride and she looks forward to what the future holds for her writing. Currently she writes romance ranging from Christian, Contemporary, Suspense and Cowboy. Her work is available at many online retailers, on her website and in a bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia near her home. Come by and visit her at and subscribe to get updates and release dates, also her monthly newsletter! Don't forget to join her Street Team for all the new updates and to get free chapters of upcoming books and lots of other prizes.

10 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 15 Laura E. James

  1. A really great topic to write your book around with so much social media being used these days.

  2. Thank you so much for inviting me to your sites, Stephanie and Rosie 🙂

  3. Really interesting story line, Laura – and fabulous cover!

  4. Yes, indeed, what a great idea to have written about social media. After all it’s part of our life.

  5. Reblogged this on Realm of Romantic Mystical Manuscripts and commented:
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  6. This was a fun interview to read, with good advice offered. It is interesting how we come across our inspirations for some things, for me they tend to sneak up on me when I least suspect it.

  7. Thank you. The story started as something a little different and evolved into itself 🙂

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