Interview with L.J. Shen, author of Bane

21 May 2018

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

Bane is a new, sexy standalone with a lot of angst and plot twists. It is currently an Amazon bestseller and a top ten Amazon book! I’m really proud of the journey both of my characters, Jesse and Roman, have gone through.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve been writing short stories ever since I was twelve and reading full-length books even before that. I think I always knew I was going to become an author. There’s nothing I love more than books. I live and breathe them, so this was a career transition that I knew I was going to take from a very early age.

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

This is a toughie! Let’s try: 1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, 2. The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simmons, 3, Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan, 4, The Notebook by Nicholas Spanks, 5. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.

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

I would love to talk to so many authors that I admire. I think my first guests would probably be Kristin Hannah and Paulina Simmons. I love historical romances/Women’s Fiction so for me it would be a no-brainer. I would also love to hear about their process.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love getting lost in a different world that is new to me and getting to know my characters.

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day for me starts with coffee and the gym. Then I get back home and write, write, write my butt off! I usually spend the afternoons with my family, reading, taking my son to the park or making dinner. I try to get as much writing as I can during the weekdays so I can spend the weekends with my family.

What scene in Bane was your favorite to write?

The pantry scene! People will know exactly what I’m talking about. It was HOT!

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

Treat others as you want to be treated.

L.J. Shen is the author of the new book Bane

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