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Lori Foster
Pseudonym/s: L. L. Foster
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I've been published since 1996, and I had probably been writing about 5 years before that, trying to get published. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I started reading romance. Before that, I hadn't read much of anything. Cereal boxes, occasional make-up advice in a magazine. I can't remember my exact age when I first started, but I was grown and already had 3 kids before it occurred to me to write.

What do you find most rewarding about being a successful author that you never expected when you started writing?

I used to be horribly shy. I know, if you've met me, that's hard to believe. I got tunnel vision in high school and wanted to faint if the teacher called on me. No way would I have ever stood in front of a group of ladies and spoke about writing.

Now I love meeting new people and friends and sharing our love or stories. It's so wonderful when I meet someone who tells me that her favorite historical novel is the same one I love - Honor's Splendor by Julie Garwood. And when someone tells me her favorite book is one I wrote - it thrills me so much, it's almost devastating.

What was the biggest misconception you had about writing when you started?

That I would just be able to write. There's so much more involved - promotion, editing, phone calls, travel. It's overwhelming at times. Also, one of the things I noticed early on in this business that sort of threw me for a loop and disillusioned me for a time, was the negativity.

Lots of angst and people talking like they "bleed on the page" to write. It was all suffering and woe and it beat me down. But because I'm a writer, I couldn't just walk away from it all. Instead, I've tried to keep it more upbeat, to show that SOME of us are feeling remarkably blessed and are very happy. Even when things don't go 100% right - and they often don't in this biz - I still can't think of anything else I'd rather do.

Of course it's hard work. And very time consuming and often filled with disappointments. But anything worthwhile requires work. For me, though, there's work and then there's work . I've worked other jobs that were just to make money. There was no personal reward. This is different. This is rewarding in so many ways, I can't even list them all.

I get to sit at my desk in my comfy clothes with my dogs in my lap or nearby and my kids coming in and out and coffee in front of me - hey, it's a no brainer. This is what I was meant to do. And lucky for me, I've met others who feel the same way. There will always be those who suffer for their art. But others are having a great time with this writing gig and they're not afraid to share the happiness.

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Book Series
Body Armor
Carter series
Edge of Honor
Law series
Love Undercover
Men to the Rescue
Sawyers series
SBC Fighters series
Temptation Brothers series
The Buckhorn Brothers
The Winston Brothers
Truth or Dare series
Ultimate
Visitation series
Watson Brothers series
Book List
Under Pressure (01/17)

Built for Love (ebook) (11/16)

Don't Tempt Me (07/16)

Fighting Dirty (02/16)

Give it Up (anthology) (11/15)

Scandalized (reprint) (09/15)

Tough Love (08/15)

Holding Strong (03/15)

Never Too Much (reprint) (09/14)

No Limits (08/14)

Unexpected (reprint) (05/14)

Dash of Peril, A (03/14)

Men of Courage (01/14)

Jamie (reissue) (01/14)

Delicious (anthology) (12/13)

Getting Rowdy (09/13)

Bare it All (04/13)

Buckhorn Legacy, The (10/12)

Run the Risk (09/12)

Perfect Storm, A (03/12)

Forever Buckhorn (reissue) (02/12)

Buckhorn Beginnings: Sawyer / Morgan (reissue) (11/11)

Bad Boys of Summer (anthology) (08/11)

Luring Lucy (ebook--novella) (07/11)

Savor the Danger (07/11)

Trace of Fever (05/11)

When You Dare (04/11)

Guy Next Door, The (03/11)

Watson Brothers (anthology) (08/10)

Gift of Love (anthology) (06/10)

Just a Hint Clint (reissue-mass market) (06/10)

Back in Black (02/10)

Double the Heat (Anthology) (12/09)

Bodyguard (Anthology) (11/09)

Yule Be Mine (10/09)

Out of the Light, Into the Shadow (08/09)

Real Men Last All Night (Anthology) (06/09)

Tails of Love (Anthology) (06/09)

My Man, Michael (02/09)

Double the Pleasure (Anthology) (12/08)

Caught! (Anthology) (10/08)

Power of Love, The (Anthology) (06/08)

Heartbreakers (Anthology) (06/08)

Hard To Handle (02/08)

Too Much Temptation (reissue) (12/07)

Very Merry Christmas, A (reissue Anthology) (10/07)

I'm Your Santa (Anthology) (10/07)

Enticing (Anthology) (09/07)

Simon Says (07/07)

Sawyer (reissue) (03/07)

Jordan (reissue) (03/07)

Gabe (reissue) (03/07)

Morgan (reissue) (03/07)

Causing Havoc (02/07)

Murphy's Law (09/06)

Bad Boys of Summer (Anthology) (06/06)

Wildly Winston (Anthology) (03/06)

Jude's Law (02/06)

Truth or Dare (Anthology) (01/06)

Night Before Christmas, The (Anthology) (10/05)

Jingle Bell Rock (Anthology) (10/05)

Tempted (Anthology) (10/05)

Fantasy (reissue) (08/05)

Unzipped (Anthology) (07/05)

Jamie (06/05)

Star Quality (Anthology) (05/05)

Men Of Courage II (Anthology) (02/05)

Kiss Me Again (Anthology) (01/05)

Just A Hint-Clint (10/04)

Scandalous (Anthology) (08/04)

Sex Appeal (reissue) (08/04)

When Bruce Met Cyn . . . (07/04)

Summer Temptations (Anthology) (05/04)

Perfect for the Beach (Anthology) (05/04)

Bad Boys In Black Tie (Anthology) (04/04)

Passionate Protectors (UK-Anthology) (03/04)

Secret Life of Bryan, The (02/04)

Fallen Angels (Anthology) (01/04)

Lip Service (Anthology) (01/04)

Bad Boys To Go (Anthology) (11/03)

Unexpected (09/03)

Say No to Joe (08/03)

Riley (06/03)

Impetuous (Anthology) (05/03)

Men of Courage (Anthology) (05/03)

Bad Boys on Board (Anthology) (04/03)

Under His Skin (Anthology) (01/03)

Casey (12/02)

I Brake For Bad Boys (Anthology) (11/02)

Never Too Much (10/02)

Forever and Always (Anthology) (09/02)

I Love Bad Boys (Anthology) (08/02)

Once and Again (Anthology) (06/02)

Heat of the Night (UK-Anthology) (05/02)

Too Much Temptation (02/02)

Wild (01/02)

Winston Brothers, The (Anthology) (12/01)

Mr. November (11/01)

Treat Her Right (10/01)

All Through The Night (Anthology) (10/01)

Caught in the Act (09/01)

Sex Appeal (05/01)

Annie, Get Your Guy
and
Messing Around with Max
(03/01)

All I Want for Christmas (Anthology) (11/00)

Married to the Boss (10/00)

Jordan (09/00)

Gabe (08/00)

Morgan (07/00)

Sawyer (06/00)

Say Yes
and
Cinderella Solution, The
(03/00)

In Too Deep (02/00)

Sinful (Anthology) (01/00)

Charmed (Anthology) (10/99)

Beguiled (Anthology) (09/99)

Wanton (09/99)

Sizzle! (Anthology) (07/99)

Hot Chocolate (Anthology) (02/99)

Little Miss Innocent? (01/99)

Tantalizing (01/99)

Taken! (08/98)

Fantasy (03/98)

Scandalized! (11/97)

Outrageous (03/97)

Impetuous (01/96)



 
 
 

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