Let's Talk To Helen Lacey!

Let's talk to author Helen Lacey!

What are a few things we would find in or on your desk?

Mess! LOL. Okay…books, pens, my laptop, a bottle of water and usually one of my cats, Candy.
    What motivates you to write?

The story itself….I love writing so it’s never a chore, it’s always a pleasure.
  Share something about yourself no one else knows?

I have a coulrophobia….a fear of clowns.

Tell us about your writing process.

I’m a pantser…I work with an idea, get my characters and setting and just start with Chapter One….and I simply write. I work a day job so I write mostly at night and weekends.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?

Always. Everyday. In the car on my way to my day job is my favorite time to talk to my characters.
What advice would you give other writers?

Just write. And never give up on your dream.
What is your favourite genre to read? Is it different to what you write?

I love contemporary romance, so a read what I write. And I love biographies too. 
Tell us about your book...
                Claiming His Brother’s Baby is my January release from Harlequin Special Edition and the sixth instalment of Crystal Point series.  It was a book that kind of came into itself while I was writing the previous book. It’s about two people who seem to have something insurmountable between them – the hero’s brother, who is the father of the heroine’s baby. Of course they get their Happily Ever After, but it was fabulous sharing their journey along the way.

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 His Brother's Family

Cassie Duncan knew it was only a matter of time until Tanner McCord tried to sell her house out from under her. Still, the single mom can't help but be touched by the sacrifices the handsome loner makes for her and her son, even babysitting when she's sick! She knows he's keeping secrets - after all, it runs in his family...

Tanner returned to his childhood home in Australia to settle his estranged brother's estate - not fall for the woman who'd borne his brother's son. But one look into Cassie Duncan's blue eyes, and the rancher's heart was lassoed good and tight. He wants to give Cassie everything she's been denied...but doing so means confessing the truth about his brother and might ruin their chances at true family...

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  1. I always enjoy Helen's stories - and this sounds like another winner! :)

  2. This was a great interview! I liked how we also got to know the author pretty personally through it as well, even to the detail of knowing the things on her desk! Mine is pretty cluttered as well, but a tidy mess in my opinion. ;D

    1. Hi Olivia - A messy desk is a busy desk....thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Congrats, Helen! Great interview! All writers must have a cat on the desk. :D

    1. Hi Cherie - I can't keep the cats off....thanks for dropping by.

  4. I like Helen already!!! A mess and characters speaking to her? Too cute

  5. Writing Is never a chore for me either. I admire people who work all day and write on nights and weekends. I did it for a while and it's tough. I'm happier now as a full-time writer and editor.

    1. Hi Kelly - I've done both and I'm usually more productive with my writing when I have a day job. Must be a deadline thing....or less time for me to squander maybe as I'm easily distracted :) Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I didn't know there's a word for fear of clowns. I imagine there are scores of coulrophobias throughout the earth...and beyond.

    Congratulations to all the authors. Were my stack of books-to-read not piling so high, I'd enter.

    1. Hi Robyn - yes, it is a phobia....those horrid smiling painted faces, red nose and big feet are altogether too creepy :)

  7. The car really is a great place to have a chat with characters, isn't it? :) I love arguing with them there, lol!

    1. Hi Meredeth - yes, I often get stuck into my poor unsuspecting heroes when driving in the car. :)

  8. So fun to learn more about Helen. I can totally understand her phobia! Thanks for sharing. :)

  9. I would love to drive by when Helen is in deep conversation with one of her characters! Now I feel much better about having a messy desk. Great interview, ladies!


  10. Good interview! I'm not a big fan of clowns, either, so I can understand the phobia.

  11. Never give up, talk to your characters, keep your cat close by, and much more. Great advice, Helen.

  12. Hello again, Helen! I hope sales are going well.

  13. I also have a full-time day job. I write on nights and weekends. Clowns are scary.

    Great interview.

  14. That cover is adorable!

    I have a cat too, but I keep the office door shut, otherwise she jumps on the desk and blocks my view of the computer screen. And then she's paws me in the face for not paying attention to her.

  15. I should try talking to my characters while in the car. Never done that before.

  16. What a great inspiring story. Thanks for sharing.


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