Mason Cooley said, “Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.”
A Center Stage Moment shines a spotlight on writers who give us great places to visit with the characters we love and want to call friends.
Today, I have the pleasure of introducing to you—L.A. Remenicky!
L.A. Remenicky is a wife and mother of two fur kids. An avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the background, she can usually be found spending time with her family and friends.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I thought about it off and on over the years, never really doing anything about it until a friend introduced me to NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2012. I wish I would have done it sooner.
Why did you choose to write your genre?
I’m a sucker for a happy ending so romance is a no-brainer.
Currently, what are you working on?
I’m working on the second book in a duet: Beyond Duty, Love On The Double Book 2.
Let’s talk about your latest book for a moment. What motivated the plot?
There’s no one thing, the idea for the duet about twin brothers just popped into my head one day.
What is the strangest subject or topic you’ve ever written?
Ghosts and demons.
What was the hardest story for you to write?
The hardest so far was Where There’s Faith, Fairfield Corners Book 3. Robbie was so devastated by the death of his wife, it was hard to get him to a place where he would/could open himself up to a new love.
Do any of your characters reflect facets of your personality?
In a way all of them do.
Who has been your favorite character? Why?
That would have to be Logan Miller from Saving Cassie. He is a good guy, and he was stubborn enough to hold out for his forever no matter what.
What process do you use to plan your novels?
I’m a pantser. I’ve tried planning out a story line, but the characters don’t want to stick to it.
Have you ever experienced writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
Oh yes, the dreaded writer’s block, been there, done that. I watch movies, for a walk, listen to music. If I think about something else for a while I can usually go back to writing.
If you were to choose another genre to write in, what would it be?
I would love to write horror, I’m a huge Stephen King fan.
Which authors inspire you?
Stephen King, he knows how to tell a story. To be honest, all authors inspire me to some extent – just putting yourself out there in a book is huge.
What novel would you read multiple times?
I’ve re-read a few. The one I’ve read the multiple times is The Stand by Stephen King. It’s got action, adventure, romance, what else could you ask for?
What is your favorite quote?
What is your favorite animal, real or imaginary?
I love dogs. If I had the money I’d buy a bunch of land and save them all.
What is your favorite color?
When you’re not writing… I’m working a part-time retail job to pay for marketing.
You can find L.A. online at…
Thank you for hanging out with me today. It was a pleasure getting to know you.
Join me next week when author VL McBeath will be stopping by!