Thursday, August 1, 2013

20 Questions with author Andrea Lochen: Questions 3 & 4

Local author Andrea Lochen will be doing a reading and Q&A session about her new novel The Repeat Year here at the West Allis Public Library on Tuesday, August 13th at 7 PM in the Constitution Room.  In preparation for her visit, Andrea did a little interview with me in order for you dear patrons to get to know her a bit. I will be posting two of her responses each weekday until her visit on the 13th.

Q. 3: Are there any occupational hazards to being a novelist?  
      There are definitely highs and lows. Some days (when the writing comes easily, when you get good reviews, etc.) you’re on top of the world; other days (when you’d rather do absolutely anything but write or your book gets criticized, etc.), you feel like staying in bed.  So it’s really important to enjoy the good moments!

      Q. 4: Dogs or cats?  
     I love both!  My dog, Maddy, is the best of both worlds, a cat-like dog.  As a Bichon Shih Tzu mix (her breed is called a “teddy bear”), she’s cuddly and the perfect size for your lap, but she also loves to play and be taken for walks.

We have several copies of Andrea's book here at the library if you would like to prep yourself with questions but get one soon!  They are always flying off the shelves!  Signed copies of the novel will be available for purchase at the reading.  Join us tomorrow for more questions for Andrea!