Today I’m interviewing a romantic suspense author; Lucy Varna, the author of “The Enemy Within” and the “Daughters of the People” series. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions!
Q: Please tell us about yourself.
I’m a former professional genealogist and a single mom. We live in northeast Georgia surrounded by a large-extended family. I write fiction under two pen names, one of which is Lucy Varna. When I’m not writing, I read or knit, or occasionally watch movies with my son and significant other.
Q: Tell us about your book.
The Enemy Within is the third book in the Daughters of the People Series. Indigo Dupree returns to Tellowee, Georgia, one of the People’s main centers, to help her mother, Elizabeth, through Elizabeth’s first pregnancy as a mortal Daughter. Indigo fled Tellowee fourteen years before when Bobby Upton tried to claim her. Bobby is the only son of Rebecca the Blade, one of the People’s fiercest warriors, and is a renowned warrior in his own right. Rebecca tasks him with tracking down members of the Eternal Order, who are bent on keeping the Prophecy of Light from being fulfilled. India Furia, Indigo’s twin, is suspected of being a member of the Order, which is what throws Bobby and Indigo together at the beginning of the story.
The Enemy Within is set in modern-day northeast Georgia.
Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?
Usually, anywhere from six to twelve hours a day, depending on my writing and publication schedule. I write nearly every day, so I spend at least forty hours a week on writing-related activities, usually much more.
Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?
Jane Austen. Who doesn’t love Pride and Prejudice? And the other two would be Hugh Howey and Larry Correia, Hugh because he seems like a really great guy (and, let’s face it, he’s an inspiration to indie authors everywhere) and Larry because he seems like he would be a fun guy to talk to. He’s pretty irreverent and never afraid to say what’s on his mind. I admire that.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
I’m usually juggling several projects at any given moment. Right now, I’m deep into the first draft of Say Yes, which is set in the world of the People, but not part of the Daughters of the People Series. In that series, I’m editing Book 3.5, re-editing Book 1, and plotting Book 4. Plus, I write under another pen name, so yes, there’s always something happening!
About The Book
Author: Lucy Varna
Genre: Romance (Paranormal/Suspense)
After fourteen years, Indigo Dupree returns to Tellowee, Georgia, to face the past she left behind. She’s tried of running, tired of hiding, and wants nothing more than to help her mother through the final days of her pregnancy. What she doesn’t want is to become romantically entangled, not even to the sinfully handsome Bobby Upton, whose kiss sent her fleeing a decade and a half before.
Bobby is the son of the Blade and a ruthless warrior in his own right. At sixteen, the age of manhood among the People, he tried to claim the woman he loved and failed, and spent the next decade hacking his way through Uncle Sam’s enemies. Now a successful businessman, he’s given the task of tracking down the People’s enemies, including India Furia, the twin sister of his heart’s only love.
Duty demands that Indigo atone for the sins of her sister by helping to bring her in. India has other ideas, ones that draw Indigo and Bobby into a deadly game involving the Prophecy of Light, forcing Indigo to choose between her duty and her heart.
Lucy Varna lives in Georgia, surrounded by her large, extended family.
Lucy has been a reader for as long as she can remember. After devouring every suitable book in her house, she moved on to newspapers, encyclopedias, and telephone directories. In desperation for new reading material, she began crafting her own stories, and thus was a writer born.
In addition to reading, writing, and studying dead people, Lucy enjoys knitting, music, and long drives through the countryside during autumn. Most of all, she likes to spend time with her family, particularly her teen-aged son.