Wednesday, October 28, 2015

In The Spotlight with Lori Power

Tell us a little about yourself.
In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories. With a rich background of experiences, it is often something pecular about these experiences that sparks an idea for a story. What makes her say ‘ummm, that was interesting…I wonder…” Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character, and writing the story she would love to read.

Please share an enticing tag line of your current work with us.
Novella: Sea Breeze:
“Hands on his hips, nostrils flared, his temper reminded Elleah of when they were kids. Her brother’s deep green eyes burned with passionate indignation. The golden iris—like a sun shining through the branches in the forest—bore into her, willing her to bend to his command. But she would not bend. Not this time.”

If your book were made into a movie, who would you want to play your main characters? 
If “Hit ’n Run” were ever made into a movie, though he would be significantly too old for the part, someone like Tom Seleck. Someone able to exhibit, without words passion and intensity. His body language would have to say “you can depend on me to get the job done.” Equally strong and resorceful on the female side would be someone like Reese Witherspoon. She is an actress able to convey strength and vunerabilty without making the audience feel sorry for her—sympathy, yes, sorrow, no.

How do you come up with the titles of your books?
Typically, the title is the first thing I come up with … conceptually when I have an idea about a story, I think of where I want it to go. I think of what the story is about, what is the spark, the flame, the ignition to set this rocket in motion and that becomes my title. With “Hit ’n Run”, the collision is what put the two characters together again. It was what started the cogs to turn for the remainder of the story.

What does your writing space look like? 
My office is an open space in the upper landing of the house … no walls, no doors, completely open and apart of all of the activity in my house. Sometimes this makes it hard to concentrate, and during those times, I will find a quieter space; however, more times than not, it is what helps to put reality back into a scene. Seeing people in motion, real life combined with the imaginary world I have created on my screen.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
I crave being busy and I am so super lucky that I love my job. I work with people all day long, so when I’m not writing, I’m usually working in my profession. I love to travel, to meet people, hear their stories—the story they think no one would be interested in—these are the gems. I run and pretend to be crafty.

What books might we find on your bedside table? 
Right now there is a David Baldacci, intrigue, action—I am a fiend for the spy.

Fast Five 
What is your favourite color? Blue
What is your favourite season? Summer
What is your favourite movie? Pride & Prejudice
What is your favourite song? Bob Segar, Night Moves
What is your favourite comfort clothing attire? My painting shorts, tee-shirt and that old golden fleece from 25-years ago. (My mom and husband constantly comment on it, but hey it’s still keeps me warm and is not even ripped!)

Describe yourself in three words. A Lightening Rod

Lori Power

Hit 'N Run
Caught between desire suspicions, each must decide who to trust and how far to go to follow their instincts.


  1. Great interview, Lori and I love your three word description!

  2. Wonderful interview Lori, And I hope I'm not giving too much away when I say that I loved what I read of Sea Breeze.

  3. Interesting intereview. Don't think I could keep up with Lori!