Interview with Giulia Lagomarsino, Author of TNT

26 May 2020

What can you tell us about your new release, TNT?

TNT is the 23rd book in my Reed Security series. It’s best if they’re read in order, because all the previous characters continue to reappear in later books. No book is ever truly just about one couple. They all mingle and keep the reader invested in all the people at Reed Security. So, this book is a continuation of Coop’s book. Something happens in Coop that greatly affects Tony(TNT), and changes the way he lives his life. Enter Molly, the woman that’s going to change it all. She’s unlike any woman Reed Security has ever seen before. She inserts herself into Tony’s life in such a way that he just can’t shake her, and after a while, he doesn’t want to. It’s filled with comical situations that leave you dying to know how Tony will ever get himself out of the mess he’s created.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’m a mom of three, a seven year old and twin four year olds. Three years ago, I was trying to figure out what I was going to do once the kids were all in school. I came up with all kinds of crazy ideas because I had no desire to go back to school. My biggest plan was to donate plasma. I thought it was brilliant, but my husband did not. He told me to start a blog, but I couldn’t see how anything I would have to say would be different than anything that was out there already. So, he told me to write a book. I took it as a challenge and started immediately. It was so much harder than I expected, but also really fun. Before I knew it, I was pressing that self-publish button on KDP and I never looked back. Thanks to my husband, I have a career that I love. This is something that I never thought I would have, so I’m extremely grateful for his influence.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Whew! That’s a loaded question, because it depends on the genre. Okay, first of all, I absolutely love Harry Potter. It’s by far my most favorite read. I also loved The Lord Of The Rings and devoured that in no time at all. Angels and Demon by Dan Brown is another favorite. And of course, Pride And Prejudice. What romance author wouldn’t love that? There’s also an author in the contemporary romance genre that I absolutely love. Her books are constantly on my reread list. Her series The Kathleen Turner Series is one that I read at least once a year. It’s by Tiffany Snow, and she has many others that I love as well.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I think I would bring on EL James. I would want to know if she regrets allowing her books to become movies. Here, she created this book series that was all for her. Most authors write for their own pleasure. After it became a success, the criticism came, and it was strong. Her writing style is unique, and not everyone’s favorite, but it’s all hers. It must be hard to be torn apart like that. I would like to know how she’s doing with that now.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love coming up with the plot lines, and then getting so excited when I get a good idea. I love how the story unfolds, and then knowing that I wrote that. I sometimes go back and read a story I’ve written and just chuckle to myself, thinking Damn, I wrote that!

What is a typical day like for you?

I get up and start working right away. I pretty much work all day long, taking breaks throughout. All of my kids are currently at home with me, which really makes creativity flow unevenly. I’m actually writing a new book, editing one I just finished, and taking a marketing course at the same time. To say it’s crazy is an understatement! Some days, I just want to do nothing, but that never really lasts. I’m always doing something. Most days, I work until I go to sleep.

What scene in TNT was your favorite to write?

There was this one scene where Tony was trying to break up with the heroine and she absolutely refused. It was so much fun to write. I love writing about men being totally baffled over women, when I think that in general, women are more stumped by men.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Nope! I never really think about that stuff. I just go day to day and live the best I can.

Giulia Lagomarsino is the author of the new book TNT.

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