It has been an absolute pleasure having Lane Hayes as our Author of the Month for March and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you for being so awesome, Lane, and we hope you know our virtual doors are always open for you! ❤
And to all of you, Junkies, thank you for your participation, it was awesome reading all your answers to our questions! Hope you join us on Monday to find out who our Author of the Month will be. 😉
Today we are thrilled to welcome one of our favorite authors to Bayou Book Junkie and our Author of the Month, Lane Hayes. I discovered Lane's books not long after I started reading MM. She quickly became one of my favorites, as well as a definite auto-buy author. A former interior designer, Lane is now retired and is a full-time writer, in between caring for her hubby and almost grown children. Lane has published 13 books, her latest Leaning Into The Fall, released on March 15, 2017. After I discovered Lane's books, I also quickly discovered Lane herself on twitter. Lane is very active, open and friendly on social media. She's always willing to take the time to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. Lane and I share a love of New York City, sports and Starbucks, although she prefers tea, while my addiction is iced coffee. ;) Lane lives in beautiful Southern California with her husband and daughter, while her two sons have left home, one for college near home, while the other has graduated college and lives in San Francisco, the setting of her latest series. On a side note, I'm attending GRL, GayRomLit retreat, in October and Lane is one of the top authors I can't wait to meet in person!
Tracy: Hi Lane and welcome! Tell us a bit about yourself and your current project(s).
Lane: Hi there! Thank you so much for having me. I’m so honored to be Author of the Month at Bayou Book Junkie! A little bit about me…hmm. You covered the basics above, lol. I’m a Midwest girl who wound up in California thirty something years ago and never left. I’m also a lifelong lover of romance novels. In the back of my head, I think I’ve always wanted to write them. But it seemed so daunting and more complicated than simply putting words on paper. Once I discovered MM, something clicked and I was driven to really give it a try. I’ve never looked back.
Tracy: Each of your series are set in different part of the country, Washington D.C., Southern California, New York City and now San Francisco. So, tell us, are all these settings just an ruse to get your husband to take you on vacations? Just joking! Tell us what's special about each of these locations and what inspired you to set your stories there.