JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Laura T Johnson, author of Where Would I Be
Once separated by time and iron bars, James is now back and claiming to be a changed man. But for every time Lisa says “no”, a little more of who he really is resurfaces. James Harris is the man Lisa Jenson thought she would marry. He turned out to be the man who would almost kill her. Twice!
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Where Would I Be?
Laura T Johnson: My inspiration came from wanting to get out all of the feelings I was having about the abusive relationship that I was in. I wanted to get out all the pent-up anger, fear, pain that I was feeling. But as I got deeper into writing I started to think that this story could help others.
JP: What sets Where Would I Be apart from other books in the same genre?
LTJ: My book is about my experience in an abusive relationship. It’s not anyone else’s story. I want readers to see that this story is about my trials and tribulations. About a time in my life when I actually didn’t know if I was going to live or die.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Where Would I Be getting out to the public?
LTJ: To work as hard as I can at promoting my work. I want to improve my writing skills and hopefully get better with each book I put out. I really want to work on improving my marketing skills.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Where Would I Be?
LTJ: My writing process is basically writing my story by hand. When I have finished writing, I begin typing and editing my story. From start to finish, it took me a little over a year to be happy with the finish product before I sent it out.
JP: What’s next for Laura T Johnson?
LTJ: I am currently working on a short story and two full novels. More writing and more writing.