JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Malena Lott, author of Life’s a Beach
(Buzz Books USA)
Karma and the Law of Attraction meet at the beach in sunny Mexico in this humorous novella from Malena Lott. Georgia, 40, is on her second honeymoon, hoping to reignite the spark in her marriage, but something feels off.
Avery is a twenty-something receptionist on her first vacation with her older boyfriend. She wants nothing more than a marriage proposal, but the romantic vacay is turning into anything but.
The women’s paths cross in madcap ways as they discover that what brought them together could change the course of their lives.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Life’s a Beach?
Malena Lott: I thought it would be fun to play with the concepts of the Law of Attraction and what women believe they want – and to be careful for what you ask for. I love the idea of discovery and awakening on vacation. Sometimes it takes getting away from it all to see things clearly.
JP: What sets Life’s a Beach apart from other books in the same genre?
ML: Life’s a Beach is a light read, perfect for a summer break, but what makes it unique is these unexpected friends who are thrown together and the big twist that most readers don’t see coming.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Life’s a Beach getting out to the public?
ML: Writing every day, trying to improve my craft, staying with it, creating interesting hooks for my stories.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Life’s a Beach?
ML: It depends. Life’s a Beach and its follow-up, The Last Resort, are both novellas, which only take me a few months to write, whereas a novel takes about six months plus revisions if I’m writing every day.
JP: What’s next for Malena Lott?
ML: I also write young adult paranormal under the pen name Lena Brown. I have a short story in “Prom Dates To Die For” and my first YA novel, The Goddess Sisters, comes out this fall. My next women’s fiction novel about identity and secrets and living authentically, Something New, comes out this November.
Thanks for reading! Happy summer to you.
2 thoughts on “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Malena Lott, author of Life’s a Beach”
Thanks so much for hosting me, Joey. Have a fabulous summer.
It’s an honor and a pleasure to work with you on this interview. Great information on the gestation times of the novella vs. novels. I learned a lot, and I hope the readers of this interview will as well.
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