Interview with Marian Lanouette

How did you get started writing?
Please help me welcome Marian Lanouette to my blog. I know that she’ll love lots of comments and there is a prize for one lucky commenter.

I wrote most my life, but it wasn’t until my open-heart surgery that I took it seriously. I knew now was the time to complete my novel.

What genre(s) do you write in and why?

I’ve always loved mysteries and romantic suspense so it seemed natural that when I did write I wrote in those genres.

Tell us about your current series.

Jake Carrington Mystery series tells the story of Jake and his partner Louie. Jake is single and Louie’s married. We see the world from both of their view points. It’s not only about the cases. For the first time in Jake’s life, he’s falling like a ton of bricks for a woman. A woman who does not want or need a commitment; it’s fun watching Jake chase his tail.

What is your favorite part of writing?

I like the solitude of writing. I grew up in a fun and busy household. I’m one of ten children and used to go into the closet for quiet time to read or write.

What is your least favorite part of writing?

It used to be editing and revising. Lately, I’ve found I’m enjoying it. I find the marketing time consuming. It takes away from my writing time. So I’d say marketing.

What is your next project and when will it be released?

The second book in the series, Burn in Hell, A Jake Carrington Mystery is now in line editing and will be released in January 2013. Besides editing, I’m working on the third book in the series Mated for Life. I’m also heavily revising my romantic suspense, Loss of Power.

What is your typical day like?

I walk three to five miles each day. When I get home, I shower; then head to my desk. I respond to emails, or blogs, edit the previous day’s work then write for four hours or more. I break for lunch and then more writing.

How much time do you spend promoting your books?

This is my first book and I’m spending half of a day promoting it. What works best for you? I’m finding social media, word of mouth and blogging are great tools to promote and get your name out there. My family, with such a large family all over the world they are also helping me to promote my book.


Marian grew up reading. As one of ten children her vacations were spent between the covers of books. The books took her to faraway places and engaged her imagination. She started writing in grade school. Had her first poem published by eighth grade in the local newspaper, thus the writer was born. While recovering from surgery, Jake Carrington popped into her head. He wouldn’t leave her alone until she told his story. What a surprise to her, it turned into a series. Her bachelor’s degree is in accounting though she supplemented it with lots of creative writing course to balance the numbers. Marian lives in New England with her husband.

19 thoughts on “Interview with Marian Lanouette

  1. One of ten children? Yikes. I was the youngest of six and I’m still recovering. LOL. Great interview my friend. No need to include me on a drawing of If I fail, sounds fabulous, love the cover, I just bought it.

  2. Wow, that’s a lot of walking! More power to ya. I wish I could do that. I think I’d die after the first one… plus I’d be draggin a four year old and pushing a baby stroller and maybe trying to balance 3 dogs. LOL. :0) Great interview!

  3. Hi Marian!

    I’m not surprised you like the solitude of writing. 🙂 One of ten? Wow. I’m so jealous–I was an only child for the first ten years of my life and dreamed of one day having an older brother (my sex education was sadly lacking!) Mrs. Walton from The Waltons was my idol. Had to laugh about the closet, though.

    Thanks for sharing with us, and all the very best with your sales! IF I FAIL sounds fantastic.

  4. Loved reading your interview. Really enjoying your book. Wishing you success with the series. Looking forward to book two!! Congrats!!!

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