Wednesday, November 6, 2013

THE FIVE W’S Of Laura Spinella + Giveaway

Laura Spinella is the author of the award-winning BEAUTIFUL DISASTER and just released PERFECT TIMING. She writes women’s fiction with a delicious thread of romance. For more information visit her website,

WHO? Who are you besides a writer? 
I have stumbled out of the gate! Admittedly, between PERFECT TIMING and my newest project, tentatively titled COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES, my immediate response to the question is… IDK?? Oh, I suppose the usual, wife, mother of three, busy part-time member of the AuthorBytes team, a web development company. Actually, it’s a great question that demands some deep introspection—like maybe an EAT, LOVE, PRAY kind of sabbatical.

WHAT? What do you enjoy doing other than writing in your spare time?
Please define spare time; I’m not sure I’m familiar with the term. Even so, let me take a stab at it. I do carve out sports time if “my teams” are playing: Patriots, Red Sox, and, of course, my beloved Georgia Bulldogs. I make a point to have lunch with a friend at least once a month, just to come up for air. Other than the sports, I’m not much of a TV watcher, so I generally read at night. Truth be told, my guilty pleasure is an evening Dancing With the Stars!

WHEN? When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I don’t know that I’ve ever had another serious aspiration. More interesting, might be the realization of how influenced I was by books, a certain series in particular. As a kid, I was a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan. I read and reread those books until the spines cracked and pages inadvertently memorized. I never thought twice about what compelled me to do that, not until a BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (my previous novel) interview. While I loved the LIW books, it was the chronicled telling of a story, the way narrative and chapters flowed that truly fascinated me. Maybe, all along, my interest was a subconscious “how to” study.

WHERE? Where do you write? 
We live in a 113 year-old house with a huge sunroom. The dogs lie on the back of the sofa and watch people come and go. I sit at my desk and try to make the same thing happen. That being said, I can write just about anywhere—I’m great with white noise. But there is something about the sunroom (and front porch when not winter in New England) that provides just the right setting. It’s funny, I change rooms and computers for my afternoon gig, which I’m lucky enough to do from home. While I can edit a manuscript at the study computer, I can’t write a book there.  Whatever ghosts inspire me in that sunroom, just don’t live in other parts of the house.

WHY? Why do you write?
*See “when” question.  I’ve heard other writers say that writing is a compulsion, and I’d have to agree with that. Not writing doesn’t seem to be an option for me. I say this with a fair amount of assuredness, because as much as I love writing, I often think: “This is nuts. There’s got to be an easier way…”

Thanks so much for inviting me to visit with A Novel Review!  I look forward to sharing PERFECT TIMING with readers!

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now lets get to know more about Laura's new novel:

by Laura Spinella

What’s a Jersey Girl to do when she moves to Catswallow, Alabama? Isabel Lang finds the answer in an unlikely bond with the musically gifted Aidan Roycroft. The two share everything from a first kiss to startling family secrets. But when Aidan is accused of a violent crime, the two flee to Las Vegas where Isabel’s future comes tumbling down.

Seven years later, the past is buried, including any relationship with Aidan. Isabel is busy running a radio station and closing in on commitment with Nate Potter, a guy who defines ideal. Life seems cozy until new station management demands a sudden-death ratings grabber, putting everyone’s future on the line. What should be a simple solution leads to a stunning revelation as Isabel is forced to call on the past and the only rock star she knows.

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Sounds amazing! I happen to have two copies of PERFECT TIMING to giveaway to US residents!


  1. Let's see it's been a long time since Laura's debut novel Beautiful Disaster was released. I fell in love with the book and its characters and have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book.

    My e-mail address is kaur_chanpreet(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Because Alabama is a great setting (I love the south) and the contrast with Las Vegas is interesting!

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  3. I want to read Perfect Timing because I read her previous novel, Beautiful Disaster and I absolutely loved it!

    My email address is

    Thanks so much!

  4. Sounds great!!

  5. Perfect Timing sounds like the perfect mix of drama, mystery & love.
    I've not read any books by Laura this sounds like a great one to start with!


  6. I haven't had the pleasure of reading any books by this author, but the reviews I've read have made me welcome this opportunity.