Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Episode 13 Conversations over Milk & Cookies - Lorraine Adair

Welcome to Episode 13 of Conversations over Milk & Cookies hosted by Kindle Ninja.

What is this madness, you ask? 

It's my way of supporting authors and writers from the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

We interact with them everyday, directly through tweets, or indirectly through re-tweets, but we don't really know much about them. Their personalities really don't shine through in 140 characters.

All the EPISODES of Conversations over Milk & Cookies can be found HERE.  Or you can just look to your right and you'll find the Quick Links.

In this episode, we are featuring AUTHOR LORRAINE ADAIR (@BooksByLorraine), the WINNER of RRBC BIG TWEET PROMO.

This means her book, AMBIENT LIGHT, is the "Current Read" of the club, for 8 days.

Let's get to know Lorraine in more than 140 characters, shall we?

+No ninjas were hurt in making this episode.

KINDLE NINJA (KN):  Welcome to Conversations over Milk and Cookies. How do you like your cookies? Chewy? Crunchy? Crumbly? Something else?
I like chocolate chip cookies, without the nuts, just soft enough to be a little chewy.

You have 4 cats and a dog. Have they ever fought about who’ll be first to eat your manuscript?
I need to fix that. We now have 5 cats and a dog. (We've got to stop rescuing the strays!) They don't fight over the manuscript, it's digital after all. But they do fight over who gets to steal my chair… or sit on the keyboard… or look out the window. Not the dog, of course. She's not allowed in my office.

If you were to put a message in a bottle, what would it be?
Need help. Please send chocolate.

If you were singing in the rain, what song would it be?
Raindrops keep falling on my head

And who would you sing it with?
Usher (Assuming I'm allowed to choose anyone I want.)

I’d assume I’m the person you’d want to drink Milk with (since you agreed to this interview), but who’s the person you’d want to have coffee with?
Any or all of the women from "The Talk"

How do you like your coffee?
Black. Except when I go to a specialty coffee house. The one downtown had a Mexican Mocha with chocolate and cinnamon. I usually get it with chocolate whipped cream.

How do you feel about doughnuts without holes?
Yummy. Maple bars are the best. Followed by chocolate frosting filled donuts. (Does Dunkin' Donuts still make those? I must find out…)

What would you rather be doing now? (instead of answering these questions).
Downloading clips to use on my upcoming video book trailer.

What’s the best way to decompress?
Taking a hot shower until the water heater runs out, about 30 minutes.

If your book “Ambient Light” is made into a movie, who do you want to play the main character/s?

That's easy. I cast it long before it was finished.
Jason Dalton: Chris Hemsworth
Angel McKenzie: Zooey Deschanel
David Santoro: Joe Manganiello

KINDLE NINJA: You've really thought about this! 

And who will direct it?
Ron Lagomarsino. (I knew him a long time ago. When he was still in college. What a lovely excuse to say "hi" after all these years.)

The main character in your book, Angel Mckenzie, is a photographer. If you were to take a photo of someone famous, who would it be?
Paul McCartney. (My first crush, at the ripe old age of 9.)

What’s your favourite curse word?
Favorite? Or the one I seem to use the most? I like "bloody" but I seem to use the "f" word a lot… too much stress, I suppose. When I'm not stressed, I don't curse nearly so much.

What’s the book you wished you’d written?
Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson.

Rave Reviews Book Club Member /Author / Board Member you’d want to go on a road trip with?
Su Williams. After reading the first two books in the Dream Weaver series, I am delighted by the way her mind works.

 And what car will you drive?
Probably a big one. I can't imagine Su leaving her husband and kids behind. And I'd have my husband along. Maybe a new Jeep Cherokee… so we could go off road, too.

What’s the book that positively shaped you?
The Bible.

Describe your book “Ambient Light” in three words.
Realistic Romantic Suspense

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you about life right now?

Nicholas Sparks or Dan Brown?
Dan Brown

J.K. Rowling or Stephenie Meyer?
J.K. Rowling

Lastly:  Ninjas or Photographers?
That's a trick question. I'm a photographer. You're a ninja. How do I decide? How about ninja photographers? :)

KINDLE NINJA: Sounds good to me. They're better than paparazzi.

Thanks for your time. Hope you enjoyed the Q&A.

Thank you. Between RRBC and you, I feel like a rock star!


  1. Thank you, J. I am honored to be interviewed by you. Hope I wasn't too much of a smart-aleck... I'm off now... must find me some chocolate!

  2. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview. I appreciate it :)

  3. Great interview Lorraine! I love that you got the movie to your book already cast

  4. Thank you both for a great interview. I love reading about other authors.