2019 DEBUT MONTH – DAY 10 – Laura Taylor Namey

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From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding, and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property manager becomes more active in the upkeep of their apartment complex, the only home Darcy has ever known outside of her books suddenly hangs in the balance.

While Darcy is struggling to survive beneath the weight of her mother’s compulsive shopping, Asher Fleet, a former teen pilot with an unexpectedly shattered future, walks into the bookstore where she works…and straight into her heart. For the first time in her life, Darcy can’t seem to find the right words. Fairy tales are one thing, but real love makes her want to hide inside her carefully constructed ink-and-paper bomb shelter.

Still, after spending her whole life keeping people out, something about Asher makes Darcy want to open up. But securing her own happily ever after will mean she’ll need to stop hiding and start living her own truth, even if it’s messy.

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Authors Confessions Tag

3 facts about you nobody knows

  • I can sing a mean Britney Spears impression
  • I do my best writing when I look like Penny from The Big Bang Theory on too much online gaming (OMG I need help.)
  • My children call me MOTY (mother of the year) but they use it when I have epic fail moments.

What book would you never confess to actually liking?

I see what you did there! Hmm, I did read Twilight about forty-two times.

All your books burned in a fire and you only have enough money to buy one book, what book would it be?

The Book Thief because it is the most brilliant work I have ever read

What could you not live without?

Coffee with a side of coffee and my leather jacket.

Favourite Villain?

I have to go with Voldemort.

Favourite OTP?

Jamie and Claire from Outlander

What was the last book you loved so much that you wanted it to last forever?

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

What do you do to procrastinate from writing?

Twitter, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, read a couple of chapters on my Kindle, Twitter…

What book has been on your TBR the longest?

Memoirs of a Geisha

What is your book about?

THE LIBRARY OF LOST THINGS is about a teen literary genius who escapes the harsh reality of her mom’s hoarding by hiding in books and living vicariously through other heroines instead of living out her own story. Until…

What Mischievous thing did you do as a child or adult?

As a child, I was always going barefoot. As an adult, I probably buy way too many shoes.

Tell us about one embarrassing or funny moments you’ve had recently?

What about the one where your future agent wants to call to discuss your manuscript and you e-mail her the wrong cell phone number. Sorry, Natascha! I think everything turned out okay, though?

Laura is a Cuban-American Californian who can be found haunting her favorite coffee shops, drooling over leather jackets, and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two superstar children, and her beloved miniature schnauzer/muse.


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