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Author Spotlight: Lauri Starling

Good Morning Readers and welcome to the end of the week. February flew by in a blink, as it tends to, and as we round out the month, with our first release of the year out in the world, it is time to continue our Author Spotlight series. Today the spotlight shines on Poison Forest, a gorgeous lgbtq swan lake retelling from author Lauri Starling.

Author Spotlight with Lauri Starling and Poison Forest

If your book was adapted to the screen, would you want to see it as a movie, a limited short series, or something else?

I think it would work really well as a 3 part limited series.

If you could write a spin off novel for one character in your book, who would it be and why?

A backstory novel about Neev’s childhood would be interesting but Agate would also be a good character for a spin-off, especially because he and Plover are usually reader faves.

Your characters are dropped into an alternate universe! What AU would you love to see your characters run amok in?

When I was querying, I comp’d it to other quest stories like The Wizard of Oz and Star Wars: A New Hope, so either of those!

What are the themes songs for your main characters?

Thedra: King and Lionheart -Of Monsters & Men

Neev: On Board -Alana Henderson and Joshua Burnside

Dette: Castle -Halsey

Agate: All Eyes on Me -Bo Burnham

What is your next project? What other works would you like to share?

My WIP is a m/m historical romance entitled Passion and Safe Harbor, featuring a bi single father who falls for the gardener at his sister’s estate. It has a cottagecore feel and is a spin-off from my Montana Lovers series.

When I think about future fantasy projects, I want to write a cozy, whimsical book with Owl House and TJ Klune vibes.

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