Author Spotlight: Laurie Gardiner
Today's guest is Laurie Gardiner, author of "Tranquility."
Her story, "Thief" appears in the anthology, A Haunting of Words, with my story, "Pepe".
What is your story about?
Luna Fiore promised to be with her twin sister, Cira, when she dies. Instead, Luna’s own death sends her on a journey through memories where she must explore her mother’s darkest secrets. Can Luna find the truth and make her way back to her twin before the thief in Cira’s head releases her?
What inspired you to write this story? The song of the same name by the band Our Lady Peace. It’s always been one of my favourite songs by OLP simply because of the emotion it conveys. When I was brainstorming story ideas for A Haunting of Words, I watched the video for “Thief” and inspiration hit.
How long have you been writing? As long as I can remember.
What genres do you most associate with your writing? I write mainly contemporary drama and women’s fiction. Writing a paranormal story pushed me slightly out of my comfort zone, which, I think, turned out to be a good thing!
What are you working on right now? I’m working on a series of flash fiction stories centered around the theme of elder abuse.
What else have you published? So far, my publications include: debut novel, Tranquility, published in 2015 by Escargot Books; short story “Retribution” in Scout Media’s 2016 “of Words” anthology; “Thief” in Scout Media’s latest anthology, A Haunting of Words.
What advice do you give new writers? Never stop learning.
Where can people find your works?