Saturday, April 15, 2023

Joanna Mclaurin

 Joanna Mclaurin

When Love Hates

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Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

I am from Jackson, MS by the way of Atlanta GA. I grew up here in Georgia and reside here now. I am married to a wonderful husband, and I have a nine-year-old son. I first found my love for writing fiction stories back in middle school. One of my friends was writing a love story and it intrigued me. I started writing that same day. I have over 15 novels that I know can be a bestseller. I just need help marketing them and getting them out there.

What inspired you to author this book?

Well, I always read the novels or see in the movies where the man is obsessed, or the woman is obsessed with the man just because. I wanted to switch it up and show my audience that sometimes we put ourselves in these crazy situations. And I think when you play with someone's heart, you are going to get your karma.


Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

I just wanted something that showed vulnerability and also a woman since she is the main character.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?

My mother, she is such a strong woman. She is God-fearing, she was a faithful wife and mother. She deserves the world. I want to give it to her. She has been the best mother to me and my seven siblings. As a writer, I would say God. He influenced me because he gave this gift to me. Sometimes I find myself in tears because I am so humbled that he chose me to give such an imagination to. I just want to share my thoughts with the world.


What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

Being a wife and a mother. Sometimes you have to put your wants and desires on the backburner in order to take care of home. Also, I have done the whole self-publishing thing where I spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars to publish my work. I took my time with this book to find the right publisher.

Tell your readers about your book.

When Love Hates is a story about love, deceit, rage, and triumph. Zackary is a very handsome young man who has his life in order. However, one day while helping a friend, his world is turned upside down. Scared for his freedom, Zack flees his hometown. He ends up in Tennessee to lay low. While there he meets a gorgeous and sexy lady named Sicily. She and Zack soon hit it off and she becomes head over heels for him. However back home Zack has someone working to help free his name. When he returns home, Sicily has a hard time letting go. She will go through the fire trying to get her man back. Will she be able to?

Who is your target audience, and why?

Anyone who loves a great story. I want this book to be read by young women of all races and men to show them what can happen when they play with women hearts.


What do you consider your greatest success in life?

Being able to share my stories from imagination to the world. I love hearing when people tell me what their favorite parts of my novels were. And how they learned a lesson from reading it.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

I try to write books where you don't really know the outcome, I love leaving cliff hangers so that my audience wants more.