Today we welcome Lori Beard-Daily! We’re a stop on her virtual book tour to promote Destination D.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin and I am an only child but I made up for not growing up with siblings by having three children of my own. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Bryon for 22 years. Our children are cleverly named Erin, Erica and Eric J. I have a bachelor’s degree in English from Spelman College (where my oldest daughter is following in my footsteps! I’m very proud) I really enjoy movies with a lot of drama in them as well as comedies. I have a close relationship with my parents and my in-laws. My parents and my husband’s parents (who are from NY) moved to Atlanta when our children were small. They both live around the corner from us, and the neat things is that my parents and my in-laws are friends and do outings together with each other and the kids.
What are your pet peeves?
I really have an issue with people who say one thing and do another, and have poor follow-through skills. The other pet peeve I have is being around people who lie instead of taking ownership of something that they did. It’s cliché, but if people treated people the way they wanted to be treated than it would make the world such a better place, and I would not have any pet peeves to write about!
What type of music do you listen to?
I love jazz, classical, R&B, and some hip-hop.
What are your favorite types of movies to watch?
I love drama, romance and comedy. Two of my favorite movies are The Italian Job and all of the Jason Bourne series because they encompasses both drama and romance! Also, they both have a little humor in them or should I say irony?
Are you a good girlfriend? Explain why or why not.
I am probably the best friend/girlfriend a person could ever have because I truly value the real meaning of friendship. Everyone is not a friend. To me, a friend is someone who holds friendship in high regard. They are trustworthy. They encourage you when you are down, and put you in your place when you need someone to speak truthfully about your faults. They help you see yourself for who you are, and hopefully inspire you to become a better person.
What is your dream car and why?
My dream car for a while has been a Jaguar. It’s sleek and fast. I like the upbeat energy and air of sophistication that it brings.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for as long as I have been able to hold a pen in my hand.
Did you always want to be a writer? If not, what else did you want to do?
Yes, I have always wanted to be a writer. But, not only am I an author, I have also had two plays produced. Additionally, I enjoy speaking in public and am currently working on a platform for women entitled Working On Your Now!
Why should readers consider buying your books?
It’s a constant adventure and a great escape for people who may have at one time or another wondered what it would be like to live someone else’s life. Destination D allows one to vicariously live out their fantasy of leading a double life, having uninhibited sex, and resolving a relentless power struggle.
What inspired you to write your latest release?
When I was a flight attendant, I found it fascinating that you could meet people in one part of the country and run into them again half way across the world. There was something unique about being able to be free and fly without boundaries. You meet so many people and you never “really” know if that person that you are talking to is “really” who they say they are. That reality helped me launch the main character, Dee. She pretends to be other people. In one city she is a doctor and in another city she is a lawyer. However, her real occupation is a flight attendant.
What was the nicest comment or most interesting question you’ve received from a reader?
A reader once told me that they usually read a book to help them fall asleep, but with Destination D they stayed up all night until they finished it!
A broken promise from their school days at Spelman College takes three successful friends in Atlanta to an unexpected destination of discord, duplicity, and denial. Their personal demons drastically alter their friendship and their life’s destiny. The first friend leads a secret life of multiple personas that allows her to escape her own reality and ease into a life of deception long before her true identity is discovered.
At the pinnacle of her career, the second friend is self-driven, sexually suppressed, and highly explosive . . . blowing up at anyone who crosses her path. Her domineering ambition drives her into a collision course with herself and steers her in an unexpected direction that becomes life-altering. The third friend is a single mother seeking refuge from a regretful past that has finally caught up with her present. Just when she thinks her future is solid, it begins to crumble as her fate is altered by a past romance that resurfaces . . . resulting in an unexpected resolution.
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Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: A $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
How to enter: Leave a comment or a question below (you do not have to include your email address). Follow the tour and comment on the other blogs. The more you comment, the better your chance of winning. The rest of the tour dates can be found here.
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s).
Deadline to enter: October 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.
Where can readers connect with you online?
About the author
An accomplished playwright and marketing/public relations executive, Lori Beard-Daily is a graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor of arts degree in English. Lori has written stage plays: Trunk of Fate, Daddy’s Girl, and Civil Unrest, two of which were directed and produced by the late theater thespian, Carol Mitchell-Leon. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lori and her husband Bryon Daily live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their three children: Erin, Erica, and Eric.