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Name (the one you’re published under): Laura Alden
Speed date Bio (one or two lines): Village clerk by day, mystery writer by night, voracious reader at all times.
Web Link: www.lauraalden.com
Next Book, pub date: Foul Play at the PTA, July 2011
Agent: Jessica Faust
About My Writing
Real Name or Pseudonym: Laura Alden (pseudonym), Janet Koch (what my mom calls me).
Currently Reading: Worth Dying For by Lee Child
Next on Your Reading List: Leap of Faith, Queen Noor’s memoir
Facebook or Twitter (include account name): Facebook as Laura Alden
Three authors living or dead you would want to have dinner with: Laurie R. King, Emily Dickinson, John McPhee.
Jet-setter or armchair traveler: If the checkbook is healthy, jet-setter. If the checkbook is flat, armchairs are just fine.
Glass ½ full or ½ empty: Depends on what’s in the glass!
Tea or Coffee: Tea
Live to write or Write to live: Started out as writing to live, now I live to write.
When (time of day) I write: Whenever I have an open ten minutes.
Writing soundtrack: Windham Hill-type music. Can’t listen to anything vocal; I stop writing and start listening.
Character Inspirations: Every person I meet. (Heh heh heh.)
Plot Inspirations: Almost any news article I read.
Setting Inspirations: Wherever I happen to be, and anywhere I’ve ever wanted to travel. (This includes time travel :)
Plotter (carefully plot books) or Pantser (write from the seat of my pants): A former pantser, I now depend on my outline to help me meet deadlines.