Interview with L. A. Cotton, Author of On The Rebound
22 Dec 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, On The Rebound?
On the Rebound is an angsty enemies-to-lovers sports romance, where old friends Zach and Calli realize they are at the same college together… and let’s just say Zach isn’t happy about it. He wants Calli gone… and she wants to know why. But love doesn’t play by the rules and soon the lines between love and hate start to blur.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I’ve always been an avid reader. A few years ago, during a particularly difficult time, I was reading more than ever (1-2 books a day!) and realized I had to find a different way to channel my energy. I’d just finished reading a book by Kelly Elliot and in her author’s note she talked about her journey to self-publishing. It got me thinking about whether I could write a book or not… the rest, as they say, is history.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Dan Browns’ The Da Vinci Code, Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series, J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and Amy Bartol’s The Premonition Series (I cheated, I know. But it’s impossible to narrow it down to five books).
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
Probably one of my favorite self-published authors, Tijan. I’m a huge fan of her raw and real stories and authentic teen voice. I’d love to grill her about her process and inspiration.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love it when the characters take over and the words just pour out. There’s nothing better than looking up and realizing you’ve written 2,000 words without so much as thinking about it.
What is a typical day like for you?
I have two children (7yrs and 8yrs) so I try to wake an hour before they do to get in some words. Then it’s mom-duties. Once they’re at school, I usually come home, make myself a coffee and try to write some more words. My daily word count is anywhere between 2,000 – 6,000 words. I always try to do a bit of social media and respond to messages. The kids come home at three and then I have to do the mom-thing again. Once they’re settled for bed, I usually do another couple (or three) hours of work. I’m a bit of a workaholic.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible’. ~ Audrey Hepburn
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