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Monday, August 1, 2016

Reading in the Sun - Interview with Lo-arna Green & Giveaway

About Lo-arna Green

Lo-arna is an Australian author who believes in happily ever after (most of the time) and some of the time participates in reality.

Besides writing romance, Lo-arna enjoys writing darker fiction and science fiction. Lo-arna lives in Perth and can usually be found at the beach when she isn't writing or reading.

Lo-arna is Deputy Editor of Books at The Australia Times.

Lo-arna understands her name is a bit tricky and would like you to know it is pronounced Lou-ah-na.


All The Colours
All The Darkness
All The Games


Highly Commended for short story, The Rising Sun
Published in Standing By, the 2015 short story award anthology from Stringybark Stories.

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1. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m Australian, so I wrestle with all sorts of wildlife on a regular basis. I’m only kidding, it’s not as bad as people think. I developed a love for writing early on in life. I enjoy reading just as much. I’m also a mum to two extremely hyper boys that entertain me, make me laugh and want to tear my hair out.

2. What kind of books do you bring with you when you go on holiday?

I am a sucker for romance. I also love reading horror.

 3. If you could spend a sunny day anywhere how would your perfect day look like?

The beach, a towel, a book or two, a notebook and pen and lots of coffee…maybe fresh juice (*cough* cocktail) too and definitely some chocolate.

 4. Could you tell us about your hobbies (when you are not writing or reading)?

Spending time at the beach or in the bush. I love hanging with my loved ones, baking, staying active. I’m pretty passionate about Endometriosis awareness as well.

 5. Where do you find the inspiration for your stories?

Inspiration can literally spark from anywhere or anything. Vague conversation between people I don’t know, news bulletins, casual observations.

 6. If you could be any leading character from a bestselling book, who would you be and why?

I think this was a bestseller at some point, I really like Josie from Looking for Alibrandi. It is an Australian novel that was part of the curriculum in the final year of high school. She was also in her final year of high school and finding out who she was. Her self-discovery was a fun journey and even though she didn’t feel it, she was strong.

 7. What's your favorite reading spot?

My couch or the chair in my courtyard when it’s warm enough.

 8. What is your favorite holiday destination and what do you like so much about it?

When I travel it’s usually just over to Melbourne. I then drive to my hometown after seeing family in Melbourne and country Victoria. It’s such pretty scenery. Most of my ‘travel’ has been moving rather than holidaying. I’ve lived in most states in Australia. Besides Perth where I live now, the tropics has been my favourite. The reason for this is simple, cold weather and me do not mix and you don’t get winter at all up there.

 9. Do you have any advice for authors who would like to write a sunny story?

Aim for humour. Never underestimate wit. The best stories are ones that have made me laugh and cry.

 10. What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m still working on my zombie novel, also a historical romance featuring some very sentimental poetry and I have just started a little side project I intend to make a mini-series. Nothing like a mixed bag! I will also be releasing one more novel in the All The Colours series.


One very lucky reader will win a signed paperback of All The Games.
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  1. Loving your cover, Lo-Arna. I'm from the UK, so I can hardly remember what sun's like. :-)

  2. I'm glad to hear that your working on a historical novel with poetry. It sounds amazing. I would enjoy reading this book. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Good reviews and continuation a good job.

  4. marian rojero garzaAugust 1, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    Hello from Escondido,Ca. Love the cover!

  5. marian rojero garzaAugust 1, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Hello from Escondido,Ca. Love the cover!

  6. Great cover :)
    Thanks for the intereview :)

  7. Hi. Nice work Lo-Arna. I hope you keep writing new stories and have many successes.


  8. Hello fellow Aussie Author! I'm also in Perth. Your books are gorgeous :) Well done

    1. Hi Michelle! That is amazing! Small world :-) please let me know where I can find your work

  9. This looks like an interesting book! You're the opposite of me, Lo-Arna. I can't get enough of the cold, but I live in the southern part of the USA.

    1. I'd like to experience a white Christmas...just once! :)

  10. i love the fact that you write different genres .. a bit of something for everyone :) and you are very pretty x

  11. Great answers to the questions. The book looks mysterious

  12. Sounds like a great book and one of my two sisters enjoys romance books. I think the zombie book you're working on sounds interesting as well. Best of luck with all your books!

  13. Thank you so much for this opportunity 😊😊 your book looks and sounds amazing 😊

  14. Sounds interesting and from reviews I do see that the writing is also fantastic!

  15. It would be great to win a signed paperback
    of All The Games by Lo-arna Green.
    I enjoyed reading your interview and this sounds like an interesting book.
    I liked the Book Cover.It makes me think of New Orleans or Paris France.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  16. Zombie novel? Historical romance? I love eclectic writers!! :-)