Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Interview with Lori Foster

The Impalers sat down with New York Times Bestselling author Lori Foster to get her thoughts on vampires, long hair, and the favorite character she's written. Hint: Look at the cover to the right.
Thanks to Lori for answering all our random questions, and here's what she had to say...

If you could go on a date with a vampire, what would you do?
[Lori Foster] I love movies, and it’s dark in theaters, so I guess that’d work. But to keep from offending anyone, I’d make it an action flick and not a horror. ;-)

Do you prefer long hair or short hair on your men (vampires, heroes, etc)?
[Lori Foster] That very much depends on the guy, but overall, I think MOST men look much, much better with shorter hair, at least on their heads. Chest hair is good. No waxing, please. It’s for sissy boys.

What is your favorite vampire movie?
[Lori Foster] Underworld, the second one, with the romance. LOVED it. But I do like the scary vampire movies too, where the vamps are bad guys, not romantic figures.

What is your favorite of all the books you’ve written?
[Lori Foster] Right now, it’s SERVANT: The Acceptance, written under my initials L. L. Foster. It won’t be out until September, but I just finished it, so it’s freshest in my mind. I love weaving a thread of romance through horror-type plotting.

Would you like to stay up all night and sleep all day? What would you miss about day-walking?
[Lori Foster] LOL. I’m a very early to bed, very early to rise kind of person. NOT a nightowl at all. But I come from a long line of nightowls, so maybe I’d be able to adjust if I had to.

What celebrity do you suspect is a vampire?
[Lori Foster] LOTS of them! Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Dep... they all seem very vampish to me.

If you were an Impaler, what instrument would you play?
[Lori Foster] Drums! My grandson is currently very into the drums. He’ll drum on anything –and somehow I always end up drumming with him. I have zip for rhythm, but as a two year old, he doesn’t mind.

How did you start writing?
[Lori Foster] I read several really wonderful books, pondered how things would have gone if the plot were different, and ending up creating my own plots. That got me going, and pretty soon I started writing them out, then typing them out. After I sold my first book, I bought a computer.

What's your favorite song?
[Lori Foster] Hmmm. Right now, it’s “Coming Undone,” by KORN. Very intense, but with a wonderful beat.

Who is your idol?
[Lori Foster] I don’t really have idols, but I very much admire our military.

Vampires or werewolves? Why?
[Lori Foster] Vampires. I like chest hair, but not back, neck, stomach, shoulder hair. The whole dog-like thing sort of creeps me out.

Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
[Lori Foster] Anywhere near water, but preferably a big lake with a cabin in the woods, a hot tub on the back deck, and lots of nice nature trails to walk.

If you were a vampire, where would you sleep? Coffin? Darkened bedroom? Crypt? Or other? If other, explain.
[Lori Foster] Since I already sleep in a very darkened bedroom with a sound machine and a fan, I guess that’d work. I’m something of an insomniac, so I need the right setting!

If you weren't a writer, what would you be?
[Lori Foster] Either a painter, or a teacher. I love to paint, but never have enough time now, and I’ve always thought teaching was one of the most important jobs in our country.

What's the best part of being a writer?
[Lori Foster] I get to create entire worlds. I get to think about what a character should say, instead of getting caught off guard, as is the case in real life. I get to create a lot of happy endings – because I believe in happy endings.

Of all the characters you've created, who's your favorite?
[Lori Foster] My female character in my Servant series. She’s ballsy, upfront, honest, and a hero. She doesn’t have to play political games or worry about what society will think. She does the right thing, the best way she knows how. I admire her – even when she’s slashing someone to death.

What is your favorite color?
[Lori Foster] Black or bluejean. ;-) That’s what dominates my closet.

Who was a better vampire? Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?
[Lori Foster] Brad Pitt, hands down! No matter what, he’s sexy!

Congrats to Lori for hitting #2 on the NYT with her February release, HARD TO HANDLE!

The Impalers
Ren, Drake, Johnny, Dave, Wyatt, and Vittorio (sometimes)


Rhonda Stapleton said...

CONGRATS on the NYT, Lori! That is fantastic.

And GREAT interview!!! I bet your grandson is awesome on those drums. :D

Lori Foster said...

Hi Rhonda!
Thank you. I'm still stunned about the Times list. I don't know HOW that happened - but I'll take it.
My grandson is awesome at everything he does. LOL. At 2, he's so smart and funny and just adorable. We're all blessed to have him in our lives.


Kathy Love said...

Hi Lori!

Thank you so much for joining us and the boys today! Great interview. I love the new cover!

My daughter would probably love drums, but I'm not sure I could handle it. LOL!

:) Kathy

Lori Foster said...

Hey Kathy,
I LOVE my new cover! I think Berkley does an incredible job with the artwork. And since this is very new for me, I'm doubly pleased to have a cover that really depicts the tone of the book.

Drums are great - but we keep the grandson's in the 4-season room off the back of the house. When my son goes in there with him, and closes the door, we can't hear a thing. LOL


kim said...

U r my absolute favorite author I've read almost all of ur books. I still need to read the Servant but I'm sure I'll love it!!! Hard to Handle was awesome!!!

Lori Foster said...

Hi Kim!
Thank you so much. I'm mega flattered. :-) I hope you do enjoy the Servant book - let me know, okay?


sjwilling said...

Hi Lori, Only just discovered your books last year and now on a huge backrush to catch up on them.

Thank you for being such a great writer.

Congratulations on your latest successes, Servant is a fantastic book.


tara said...

Wow!! Great interview!! I am blown away that you did not get a computer until after you sold your first book!! Thanks for sharing **very fun!!
Big Hugs

Lori Foster said...

Hi S.J.! It'll be good to see you at the June event this year. Thanks for picking up my books, and thanks for the congrats.

Hey Tara, you know, I think I should dub you my most dedicated reader. You show up everywhere! I can't tell you how much I appreciate that. Thank you oodles!

Sorry I didn't get back here again last night. Since Hard to Handle has been out, I've been dodging the house around the time the news of the bestseller's list comes out. I detest waiting for the phone to ring. It's much nicer to just get home and have a phone call. Which I did. And yup, the book is still in the top 15 on the NYTimes! Yay!

Hope everyone has a terrific weekend (almost here!) and stay warm.