Petersen lives in Denver with her husband.
Tell us about your writing – What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you’ve written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?
I love writing contemporary romance stories. While my reading choices are much more varied I like telling a story that I can easily put someone in. I will always have a fondness for my Mile High Romance Series. The women in those stories hold many characteristics of some of my closest friends. But I am falling in love with the MacBride family. I am currently working on continuing the series with the third book which is Brand’s story.
What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?
My “go to” is always reading. Always has been and I suspect always will be. While I enjoy walking, golfing and hanging with my family and friends I crave days where I can just read undisturbed.
I love, love love old movies. By that I mean those made in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. And as an odd counterpoint to that I am hooked on many of the Real Housewives shows. But the Hallmark channels, both the regular channel and the Murder and Mysteries channel are on a lot during the weekends, to my husband’s dismay.
What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?
I always have ideas for my stories but the getting down to writing is usually based on having the personal space to do it. When my life is crazy busy, writing tends to get pushed to the back but in those nice quiet days I can usually get my mojo going.
“All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction.” Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?
Sorry cat lovers, but I am not one. As a kid we always had dogs but my husband and I neverhad any. He wasn’t much into having pets. However, I have a beautiful golden doodle granddog who was featured in my first book, Love in a Moment.
If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? What food would you serve?
I would dine with any of the male leads in my books. The women in them I already relate to but those men I’d like to get a bit closer to that testosterone.
If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?
I am starting to do this. This year I’ve done a fabulous Alaskan cruise and at the time of writing this I am preparing for a trip to Ireland and Scotland.
Describe your dream writing spot.
Anywhere. I’ve written at a pool in Mexico, on a plane, at a coffee shop and in my kitchen. It’s not about the place but more about a frame of mind and time.
Laurie (L.C.) Lewis will always be a Marylander at heart—a weather-whining lover of crabs, American history, and the sea. She admits to being craft-challenged, particularly lethal with a glue gun, and a devotee of sappy movies. Her ninth published novel, her first romance novella, Sweet Water, was inspired by a visit to Oregon’s magnificent coastline, and time spent with Mother Eugenie, upon whom the character Mother Thomasine is based.