Multi-genre, multi-named, Larion aka Larriane Wills writes from the past into the future. With strong characters, no matter the setting, she drags you into intricate plots in genres you didn’t think you liked before with a fast moving style that keeps you reading. Visit her at her website to keep abreast of previously published and those coming.
They thought it would be easy. One was a dude from the East, softened by easy living. The other was no more than white trash. They discovered Lon didn’t kill any easier than Chancy, and they both fought back, aided by two men those of the valley believed to be no more than legends. The Indians called them Lance and Knife. As well as the sons discovering why, so do their enemies when a family once torn apart unite to make war.
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I have no idea. lol. Sorry, I know that's not the kind of answer you're looking for. The problem with it is so many things set off a story in my head, something I see or read trips my 'if it was this way' button and off I go. Many times that thought or kernal of an idea will be shoved to the back of my mind, I'll see or read something else, attach it and expand the two, adding more stored bits and pieces. I do know westerns have been a long time favorite of mine and in Mark of the Sire, I wanted a story centered around the family. The Vanders family ended up giving me plenty to write about, including a romance for one of the sons. I'm working--every chance I get--on the second one with the third and forth in mind, each centered around the main characters.
Q) How long did it take you to write?
I never quit. Just today while going through a excerpt, I found something I would change. I'm awful about that. I have to reach a point when I tell myself, leave it alone. Generally, I work on a piece a couple of months before I consider it done enough for submission. Of course that doesn't mean it's done. When other eyes read it, they see things I haven't, being too close to notice. Editing can be an enlightening experience.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Getting to know the characters, fitting all the pieces together like a giant jigsaw puzzle until the story is there, flowing from beginning to end.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
That would have to be promoting. Yes, I know it's necessary, but it takes time away from writing. I keep looking for some magic formula to get the word out there and make people aware of my books, but so far it hasn't come to me. It just takes time and effort that's part of the publishing regime. Thankfully, there are people like Pembroke giving us venues to do that.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I can't think of anyone I'd like to trade places with for even one day unless it would just be to experience a different live style, see what it's really like. Oh, I know, let's be silly. How about one of those really rich broads' day at a spa. That might be something that would even last a while. A little skin peal anyone, or maybe a mud bath?
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Ummm, I know, there's a bottle of chocolate wine in there with a bit left. Let's see now, that was bought when a friend came to visit Nov. 2010. I'm not much of a drinker, you see, and even though it's chocolate, my absolutely favorite flavor, it still tastes like alcohol.
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
More of the same, although for the remainder of this year, I'm switching off to my alter ego, Larriane Wills, with two science fiction releases, one in Aug, Bonds of Time, and one in Nov. The Bastards of Ran.' Starting 2013, so far, I revert back to Larion with a contemporary suspense, The Wait for Red Roses.
White Savage, Chase, Tarbet, Traps, and Mark of the Sire