Monday, June 5, 2017

Interview with Sondra Luger, author of Enter Venus

In ENTER VENUS the Goddess of Love comes to earth to save a marriage that’s falling apart. In the course of her magical ministrations, the art masterpieces at the magnificent Frick mansion spring to life and into action and a torrential downpour sweeps characters from a New York City street to Venice, Italy.

How did you come up with the title?

It suits this fairy tale and indicates that the goddess Venus  plays a controlling part in the story.

What is your writing environment like?
A comfy living room chair where I put pen to paper  and write.

What are some of the best tools available to writers? 
Imagination, a knowledge of human nature and a  Harvard outline (or similar).

What inspires you to write?
A desire to see love rule the world in general and  our lives in particular.

Did you learn anything while writing this book?
It reinforced my belief that love can overcome obstacles.

What is your favorite quality about yourself?
Compassion. I'm interested in people, why they behave as  they do.

Sondra Luger taught English in a New York City high school. Her first romantic novel, RICH, NEVER MARRIED, RICH was inspired by Jane Austen’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and her second, BACK FROM BORA BORA, was inspired by the business world of the young and the resilience and energy of the so-called aged. Her mysteries, DROP ME OFF IN HARLEM and MURDER ON BROADWAY, both of which feature the same female fashion model detective, are a tribute to the Roaring Twenties and to the author’s mother, who was a high fashion model. Sondra comes from an arts-oriented family with musical talent, and she has recorded a music CD with her sister, singer and songwriter Carolyn Luger. The songs were written by music icons of the twentieth century. The album is TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE.

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