Sylvia Stein (SS): Tell us about yourself?
Lori Fontanez (LF): I live in a rural area of West Virginia, I am married and have four children. Well, three of them are adults and one still lives at home. I call her the teenager. Lol! I have two cats, Sunshine and Moonshine; they live outside. We also have two dogs. My dog, Millie, is a Boston Terrier. She’s my world. She stays with me at all times. I have fibromyalgia and a few chronic illnesses that sometimes causes me grief. I enjoy reading and writing. I have just learned to sew. I love doing crafts, I have to keep busy so, I even play video games on the Ps4 and the Wii. I like the shooting games.
SS: How did you get started in writing?
LF: I’m in the group called ATZ with Jeff Clare, he’s the leader. LOL! Anyways November of 2015 he was going to do an anthology, and I submitted a story. It was accepted, and the book came out around Christmas. Then I met Lisa Vasquez, and she took me under her wing. I met Veronica Smith and she did a lot for me with editing. From there I have continued to write and would love to do this full-time. I need to find a place, I can go to write without interruptions.
SS: What type of books do you write?
LF: I write #Horror, I have always liked scary books, mysteries. Thomas Leeland beta reads and said,”I write like Stephen King.” I love that. My stories can be very twisted and Intense.
SS: How many books or stories have you published?
LF: I have a few anthologies stories: ATZ A Very Zombie Christmas, Fifty Shades of Slay, Grynn anthology, Painted Mayhem and Bite Size Offerings. I recently have my first solo book out called Stalker.
SS: What is your current book?
LF: I am working on the paperback of Stalker, It will include a few short stories that never found a home. I sent a ghost story to Lisa Vasquez called The Closet, I’m waiting on her to read through it. Stalker 2 Obsessed is in the works. Mirrors is a creepy story that I have been working on.
SS: What can you tell us about this book?
LF: Stalker is a short story that is intense and is a good story, I don’t want to brag, but I liked this story. The stalker is in the book some just to as an introduction. The second book is very intense, and he will blow your mind.
SS: What can you tell us about the type of characters you create?
LF: I create the characters, and they rule me. I plan a story on paper, and the characters take it their way. I like horror so, most of my characters are shifty and not to be trusted.
SS: Do you have a current book you are working on?
LF: I am working on a few, Stalker 2: Obsessed is first, though.
SS: What is your writing process, do you have a particular schedule you follow?
LF: My schedule is screwed up, I write when I can. There are two many things going on with the after school activities; I have taken my laptop to track meets.
SS: Do you prefer music when you write? Why or Why Not?
LF: Most of the time I listen to music, It’s calming and love my rock music when I write. I love AC/DC, Ozzy and Everlast. Lately, it’s been Hoozier. There is more It just depends on my mood.
SS: What is something we do not know about you?
LF: Yep, I am sentimental, I get my feelings hurt easily, I love helping people. I gather things all the time in case someone needs it. I collect baby clothes mostly and house hold items. Someone in our area is always in need. I knit hats for the cancer society.
LF: Thank you Sly for the interview, It was fun…..Have a great day.
SS: Thank you for having me, Lori. Lori Fontanez is an author from Stitched Smile Publications I hope you will take the time to check out her work.
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my twitter wouldn’t keep the link, but my name is Lori7566 on there