Lori Freeland, a freelance author from the Dallas area, holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a full time home school mom, and loves to add pages to her novel in the wee hours of the night. She likes to hang out with the North Texas Christian Writers, where she leads a weekly critique group, attend SCBWI meetings, edit for the Women of Faith Team at The Christian Pulse, and blog for Crosswalk.You can visit her website at LAFREELAND.COM and her Crosswalk site at LoriFreeland.
Blog Interview Questions:
1.Tell us about your current work in progress.
I have two works in progress.
The first, Kyle’s Story, provides a fictionalized account of our family’s journey with pediatric cancer. I wrote the first draft as an adult novel, but have recently found my true voice writing for the younger crowd! I am reworking this book through Kyle’s twelve-year-old eyes. More kids than you can imagine suffer from life altering diseases. My goal with this book is to open up that world in a way that helps kids understand.
My second project is a young adult science fiction novel called Awakening. Imagine if the genetic experiments begun in the concentration camps of Holocaust Germany never stopped. Only now, instead of creating a master race, the goal becomes infusing people with the ability to send their minds into other people’s bodies. Awakening explores how far the human mind can be pushed and poses the question—Should humans even be manipulating things better left to God?
2. What ignites your passion?
Fiction! I love my imaginary world and all of the characters in it. I can’t wait to go there every day and see what’s happening.
3. What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? READ MORE
Henry and Lori, what a privilege to know the two of you. Henry your blog “Change Your Vocabulary” spoke to my heart this morning. I finished my first book a few days ago and find myself in that place of transition with a not-so-good attitude. Thank you.
And Lori, each week at critique group I can’t wait to visit your imaginary world either. What a trip it’s been. God has given you a wonderful gift and we get to enjoy the benefits. Anticipating the final chapter!
Thank you for your kind comment. It blesses me. I’m continuously reminded by the Father how the words of my mouth impact my life and the lives of others.
Working with Lori as a fellow NTCW Writers Coach is a blessing. She has so mnay unique gifts and I really appreciate her drive to help us all be better writers.
Henry and DiAne–let me just say, “I love you guys!”