Comments: 3Q with Lori Lansens (Contest!)

I love how you began writing. Varied areas but you eventually made it. I started writing my first book ten years ago. I finished two chapters in one day and haven't touched it since. I think it's because I can't get in and STAY in my characters heads. I'm always changing channels so I can tune into somebody elses drama. It's probably why I am a technical writer for my job. :)

Posted by Billie at February 15, 2010 8:54 AM

Yes, please. Sign me up.

Posted by Jan in Norman, OK at February 15, 2010 9:18 AM

Please can I have one, RNG? Pretty please with sugar and a cherry on top?

Posted by Megs at February 15, 2010 9:41 AM

Ooh, sounds like a book I should be reading. Please pick me, RNG!

Posted by Becky at February 15, 2010 10:08 AM

I'm interested!

Posted by Robin at February 15, 2010 10:13 AM

Yes, please!

Posted by Suzan at February 15, 2010 10:15 AM

oh. my. god. I LOVED The Girls. LOVED. I am so interested (although I'll be buying it if I am not lucky enough to win). Thanks, and thanks for the interview!

Posted by babelbabe at February 15, 2010 10:18 AM

I hate RNG, but I just don't know how to quit...I WANT the book!

Posted by Kathy at February 15, 2010 10:46 AM

I think that book would be an excellent birthday gift to myself. Yes please.

Posted by Avallia at February 15, 2010 11:34 AM

I am looking forward to reading it!

Posted by Chris at February 15, 2010 11:42 AM

Glorious cover, great interview. Lori's work sounds fascinating, and I love the idea of "Writer's hair." I think I have it too, even though I don't write enough these days.

Posted by redzils at February 15, 2010 11:43 AM

I'm going to keep trying, even if I never win. Because you know such wonderful authors who write such wonderful books! And who knows, maybe someday...

Posted by Julie G at February 15, 2010 11:58 AM

Thanks for introducing me to a new author - now I want to read all 3 of her books. A free copy of the new one would be fantastic!

Posted by Laura F at February 15, 2010 12:10 PM

would LOVE to read this! Thanks for the contest!

Posted by Anna Marie at February 15, 2010 12:27 PM

Hi there, RNG. Remember me? No? Well, let's get to know each other. We'll start with you picking me to receive this book (which sounds great, BTW). :)

Posted by Kitty at February 15, 2010 12:33 PM

I really enjoyed The Girls, and I'd like to read the new one.

Posted by RockyCat at February 15, 2010 1:07 PM

I definitely want to read this book. Please RNG pick me!

Posted by Theresa at February 15, 2010 1:34 PM

If the RNG picks me, I will call it pretty and skinny and lovely and I will buy it presents and ice cream and shower all my love on it.

Posted by Dani Moore at February 15, 2010 1:35 PM

I definitely want to read this book. Please RNG - pick me!

Posted by Theresa at February 15, 2010 1:36 PM

Sounds great!

Posted by Lori at February 15, 2010 1:52 PM

Oh, Capricious Buttmunch, you are so pretty. And your...mane? ...ruff? is so shiny and silky. Oh, please, Capricious Buttmunch, pick me!

And, Joss, it is flattering that you discussed the comments...including mine? Mine? I am not even a writer! The last (and only) time I was published was in my high school newspaper, and it was a poem. Called "If You Were Driving Down the Road."

Posted by JMixx at February 15, 2010 2:00 PM

The books each sound interesting to me. I love hearing about new writers to check out.

(I am so not scared of the buttmunch. I have no luck in real life, but somehow I eat online book contests for breakfast.)

Posted by Jess at February 15, 2010 2:22 PM

There seems to be some duplication going on. How will RNG cope with that? It hardly matters. I was in a drawing with 3 other people on Thursday and STILL didn't win. But it's worth a try.

Posted by Diane (TT) at February 15, 2010 2:25 PM

I'm definitely going to have to check out some of her other books. Her characters sound fascinating, and I'm always in the mood to read about fascinating people! :)

Posted by jess at February 15, 2010 3:35 PM

Me too!

Posted by Catherine at February 15, 2010 4:10 PM

these sound great!

Posted by Jenn at February 15, 2010 4:16 PM

I am just a leeeetle suspicious of so many accidental double-posts. But that's just me. Cynical and not afraid to point it out. Or maybe it's just jealousy because I didn't think of it first. :-)

Posted by Julia at February 15, 2010 4:46 PM

Oooohh. Those sound like good books. I will definitely be checking them out.

Posted by Jill W. at February 15, 2010 5:00 PM

pUT MY name on the list

Posted by Glory Words at February 15, 2010 5:01 PM

These sound like great books - thanks for the chance to win one!!

Posted by Pamela L at February 15, 2010 5:09 PM

Yes please.

Posted by Emily at February 15, 2010 5:59 PM

The cover alone would make me pick this book up!

Posted by Allison at February 15, 2010 6:19 PM

Pick me! :)

Posted by Rachel at February 15, 2010 7:09 PM

Taking off my hat and tossing it in (avert your gaze, you do not want to see the writer's hair!)

Posted by PattiH at February 15, 2010 7:23 PM

Looks like a great book! Please count me in.

Posted by Katie B at February 15, 2010 7:34 PM

Random Number Generator hates me, but I keep hoping it will change its mind.

Pick me!

Posted by Linda Sherwood at February 15, 2010 8:01 PM

If this book was not so enticing I definitely would not be subjecting myself to the capricious moods of the RNG! Can't resist, count me in for one more round of RNG rejection.

Posted by Jody Brown at February 15, 2010 8:07 PM

Taking my chances on winning a good book! Enjoyed the interview.

Posted by Mary Beth Bishop at February 15, 2010 8:31 PM

Random generate me!

Posted by cheryl at February 15, 2010 9:43 PM

sounds wonderful

Posted by Katie at February 15, 2010 9:45 PM

me please....

Posted by jean at February 16, 2010 12:03 AM

An excellent addition to the writer's face is the notebook in tow. I entitle each and every one of mine "literary barf" -- a title that allows me to be very very unimaginative...terrible, never see the light of day material is allowed, which coincidentally makes way for the brilliant almost every time. I take said notebook to bars and when I get a moment alone, take it out. Let the "writer's face" slip on and go to town. I like to look up after 5 minutes and count how many people are giving me the stink eye.

Oh, and evil number rat fink. Pick me, will you?

Posted by Suzanne at February 16, 2010 2:07 AM

A free book is always fine . . though I may have to hide the dustjacket. I don't like seeing bare feet, I think they all look gnarly except, of course, for my darling daughter's little feet.

Posted by Brigitte at February 16, 2010 6:43 AM

How do you find all these fascinating authors? I'd never heard of Lori Lansens before today, but I can tell you that now I want to read all 3 of her books! Oh RNG you lovely thing, please choose me for I am worthy, given how hard it is for me to get new books.

Posted by edj at February 16, 2010 7:39 AM

Oh, pretty please can I win? We're buried in snow and I need a good read to keep me sane!

Posted by Keene at February 16, 2010 8:54 AM

oh this sounds fabulous! I lovelovelove new-to-me authors!

Posted by Rikk at February 16, 2010 9:42 AM

oh this sounds fabulous! I lovelovelove new-to-me authors!

Posted by Rikk at February 16, 2010 9:45 AM

The RNG is a grizzly beast, vile and unscrupled in all his ways.

Unless he picks me.

Posted by Chris of the Woodwork at February 16, 2010 10:08 AM

Me please please please.

Posted by Kaye at February 16, 2010 10:45 AM

I have read both of her previous novels, and LOVED them! RNG you are so pretty!

Posted by Cristin at February 16, 2010 11:47 AM

The Girls was wonderful. I'd love to read the new one. Gods of Random, I will make a sacrifice to your altars as my pleas have thus far gone unheeded.

Posted by jess h at February 16, 2010 12:39 PM

Oh please, for the love of gawd, pick me. Home alone with 2 sick kids on school vacation, a puppy, and a husband who is on a business trip for the week. Plus snow is coming. I need a pick me up!

Posted by liz at February 16, 2010 1:00 PM

Would love to read this one. Thanks!

Posted by susanvl at February 16, 2010 1:28 PM

Ooh... yes, please!

Posted by Aimee at February 16, 2010 3:29 PM

I don't know if you ship to Russia, and the RNG probably hates me, as numbers and I generally don't get along. But. I can provide a non-Russian address if I happen to win this lottery. ;-)

All three stories are intriguing! I particularly liked hearing about how you figure out setting. It's something I sometimes struggle with in my own writing, and I've found that sometimes I have to just let my characters settle down where they want to.

It was also inspirational to read about your long journey and the fantastic success that eventually marched back home behind the Seven Dwarves at the end of the long, long day. Hooray!

Posted by Asea at February 16, 2010 3:37 PM

Loved this interview, and the way choosing a setting was described. Also thought the reference to "writing face" was both humorous and accurate.
Would love to get one of those books!

Posted by Mainon at February 16, 2010 4:26 PM

maybe the butt munch will pick me. it probably won't, but I won't give up trying

Posted by Michelle M. at February 16, 2010 7:51 PM

Sigh. I don't know WHY I bother, but still I must. Please pick me, pretty pretty please. :)

Posted by Terri at February 16, 2010 7:55 PM

Well, since I MUST go buy Lori's first two books now, I might as well have the full set, right? PLEASE??

Posted by buffi at February 16, 2010 10:49 PM

I would love this book!

Posted by Melody at February 17, 2010 6:17 AM

Pick me! I love learning about new authors to read...

Posted by Carol at February 17, 2010 8:47 AM

I always love Joshilyn's recommendations and would love to read Ms. Larsen's book as well. Please consider this my entry to the contest!!

Posted by Alicia at February 17, 2010 10:10 AM

Sounds lovely!

Posted by 5elementknitr at February 17, 2010 10:28 AM

I haven't read yet but this sounds wonderful! I'd love a copy.

Posted by Keri at February 17, 2010 10:52 AM


I'm looking forward to reading The Wife's Tale. Excellent interview.

Posted by Peggy at February 17, 2010 12:22 PM

Oh, RNG, please pick me!

Posted by Lesha at February 17, 2010 2:39 PM

Please pick me! I'm a Louisiana girl stuck in New Hampshire ... in my second year now! I need great escapes!

Posted by Lablues8 at February 17, 2010 2:46 PM

glad to see that i'm not the only one setting an alarm to pick up the kids at school.....
i would love your book....

Posted by dramamama at February 17, 2010 2:54 PM

Pick me, pick me!

Posted by RandomRanter at February 17, 2010 3:48 PM

I have read and enjoyed every book you have recommended. Can't wait to read these two either!

Posted by Shannon at February 17, 2010 8:16 PM

Would be great to have a chance to try this book!

Posted by Jeninlb at February 17, 2010 8:44 PM

Snow, more snow, and even more snow in the forecast. A new book to curl up with is just what I need right about now!

Posted by Valarie at February 17, 2010 9:03 PM

Since this was posted on my birthday, I can only assume that the RNG will respect that and choose me! Because I'd love to read this!

Posted by Allison at February 18, 2010 4:44 AM

I must read this book since the character & I have the same last name (an unusual one at that). Thanks

Posted by Becky Gooch at February 18, 2010 7:15 AM

I want it! I want it1

Posted by Kim at February 18, 2010 10:36 AM

I would love to win a copy of this book!

Posted by Nadine at February 18, 2010 12:46 PM

Please RNG, pick me!

Posted by Gina at February 18, 2010 3:43 PM

Sounds like another wonderful book. How could it not be with your putting it here. Love ya Joss... I'm counting down the days till I can meet Rose.

Posted by Linda j at February 18, 2010 4:13 PM

Yay. Please toss my hat in the ring.

Posted by hope101 at February 18, 2010 5:30 PM

Need a good new read!

Posted by Julie at February 18, 2010 5:32 PM

Please put me in the running, o forgetful one. Thanks.

Posted by Wanda Vaughn at February 18, 2010 6:55 PM

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

Posted by GrandeMocha at February 19, 2010 10:04 AM

I'll throw my hat in the ring! I need something to put on top of Glenn Beck on my nightstand. He's looking at me funny.

Posted by tuney at February 19, 2010 2:46 PM

O.M.G - how did I read this and not throw my hat into the ring?!?

Dear lovely RNG - I'm on a roll of goodness this week. Please cap it with one more good thing!

Posted by Mit at February 19, 2010 4:09 PM

I would love to get a copy of this book; it sounds awesome. Even if I do have serious problems with the cover of a book about an obese woman featuring those skinny, muscular legs. What is IN the water those publishers drink?

Posted by TC at February 19, 2010 6:25 PM