Junction: Time’s Ticking by L.A. Evans / #Interview @LAEvansBooks

This is a story about love, loss and betrayal. A first person’s account of what happens when all you have ever known is lost and a stranger threatens to ensure it remains lost forever.

Meet Aisha Brown, a thirty-year-old wife to Luke, born and bred in Taunton (a rural, English town in the heart of Somerset). Aisha grew up in a loving family and is desperate to have children with her husband. However, she receives devastating news affecting her dreams of motherhood.

Emotions running high, a near-fatal car accident occurs with another vehicle and Aisha falls into a coma. When she awakes, the life she knew before the accident no longer exists. Will she believe the doctors and those around her that the life she remembers is purely a fantasy? Or, will she uncover the dark truth behind the accident and fight for what is rightly hers?

A thought-provoking thriller that will leave you questioning your own destiny. Which road would you take if you crossed this fateful junction?

 

 

Q&A

1. Do you always take a book/e-reader wherever you go?

I have several reading apps on my phone, so I always have something to read whilst on the go. I think it’s far too easy in this digital era to just download novels though. I too fall prey to this new way of reading. However, holding a book, feeling the pages within my fingers and smelling the musty scent of a paperback is so much more inviting.

2. Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?

That’s an interesting question! I think if they were to use my name to portray the ‘bad one’ I’d be intrigued to know how ‘bad’ I am. It would be a lot more interesting and there’d be a lot more drama for my name. Of course, they wouldn’t be able to base anything on fact though, they’d need to really use their imagination to turn me into a ‘bad’ character. I’ve not lived a particularly naughty life, maybe a few hidden gems that can remain hidden!

Does the name Lizzie make for a good villain name though? I’m not so sure it does. Maybe it’s about time a there was a baddie called Lizzie!

3. Where can I find you when you are reading?

I am most certainly a night-time reader. Normally when I am curled up in bed, snuggled under the duvet. This way I can get utterly lost in the words and let my imagination flow.

Although, my preferred reading environment is always going to be on a sun lounger, by a pool, most probably in the Canaries with a couple of cocktails within reach. Notice I said ‘a couple of cocktails’, you can never have just the one beside you on an all-inclusive, chill-out holiday, right?

4. Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?

At the gym. Hah! Only joking. For those who know me, that’d probably be the last place you’d find me. I’m actually a full-time people manager. Reading and writing are my passion but at the moment, I have to pay the bills!

So, besides being at work, you’ll probably find me either relaxing with a good zombie film (I have my zombie apocalypse survival plan fully rehearsed in my head) or acting like a complete clown with my other half, family or most probably, my bestie. I have been known to spend a whole evening sending selfies of me dressing up and pretending to be different emojis to the bestie.

5. Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?

Honest answer, yes. I’m not going to lie; bookstores don’t massively excite me. Sorry! I think, like a lot of people these days, I am a sucker for reading review upon

review online and choosing a book that appeals to me. It’s a shame, as bookstores, like many high street shops, are fighting the digital battle. However, once my book is available to buy in all retail book shops, that might change! I can imagine seeing a bookstore, dashing in, grabbing my book and telling everyone in the shop, ‘I wrote this!’

6. What are you most proud of?

There are a lot of things I’m proud of in my life. Progressing through my career up to management level would be one of them.

I don’t have children, yet. But I’m sure when I do, that will be the proudest moment of my life. That’s what all my mum and dad friends tell me.

However, the pride I felt when my debut novel, ‘Junction: Time’s Ticking’ was finally available to buy on Amazon was the greatest pride I’ve ever felt.

7. What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?

A mixture of pride and relief! It’s an amazing feeling to finally hold the book you’ve been writing for so long, in paperback form. It’s the moment when you can honestly say, ‘I wrote this. I did it. Yes, little old me is now an author!’ There will always be relief too, relief that all those hours spent writing have finally paid off. The multiple episodes of writers’ block and periods of self-doubt, now forgotten.

8. What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Go for it. Don’t second guess yourself. If you have a good concept, believe in it and believe in your own ability.

Write from the heart and write for your readers’ hearts too. Always try and stay one step ahead of your audience and smack them in the face with a totally unexpected twist.

Don’t be deflated when the sales don’t roll in, focus on reviews, building your audience and actively promoting your book.

Also, gin helps with the imagination – known fact!

9. Who would you like/have liked to interview?

The ‘king’ of all writers, Stephen King of course. I mean, who wouldn’t want to interview him? He is an inspiration. Now, if the ‘king’ of horror, supernatural thrillers and suspense were to buy and read my novel, ‘Junction: Time’s Ticking’ that would be overwhelming as mine is also a suspense thriller with an air of supernatural mystery. It might make me pee my pants with excitement a little though!

Although, if I could interview absolutely anyone, it would have to be Bradley Cooper, but that’s for other reasons!

10. When and where do you prefer to write?

Normally in the comfort of my own home, with a kettle within reach. However, I have been known to take a notepad and pen to a beer garden and scribble whilst having a couple of tipples!

Thank you, L.A. Evans

 

About the author

I live in Bridgwater, Somerset, UK with my partner Carl and my two furry feline friends, Spot and Strudel. I’m a bit of a geek, definitely odd and have a tendency to act a little bit crazy. 

About six years ago, I had a dream. It was this dream that inspired me to write Junction: Time’s Ticking. Whilst working full time, I wrote my book over three years, with a number of breaks. Over the course of the last year, I was encouraged by Carl to pick it back up again, dust it off and knuckle down with editing. Now it’s available for purchase on Amazon which is fantastic! I’m currently writing a sequel called Junction: Still Ticking which will be the second book in the trilogy and hopefully published early next year.

I’d love to say I’ve studied creative writing and have qualifications to prove it. I don’t. I’ve never studied creative writing or received any training. I’ve always been creative though, my degree is in Fine Art. So, when I had this dream, I thought to myself, ‘I’ll give novel writing a go, why not! What’s the worst thing that could happen?’ And I’m so pleased I did. I’m surprised by the reception I’ve received already for my debut novel and so far, the feedback has been wonderful, for which I’m immensely grateful.

The name Evans is a token to my heritage and my dear, late Grandma. My real surname is Guttridge, but Evans had a much better ring to it, so author name L A Evans was born.

 

Author Link

https://m.facebook.com/laevansbooks

 

 

Book Link

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Junction-Ticking-romantic-suspense-thriller-ebook/dp/B08CBGVXMT/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Junction%3A+Time%E2%80%99s+Ticking&qid=1599633668&s=digital-text&sr=1-1