More information about me, for those of you who have asked for it. ;)
Who is Laken?
I live in Ohio and I write urban fantasy, horror, and paranormal books.
Besides writing--when I have time to do something other than write or read--I play the heck out of my Playstation 4, my Nintendo 3DS XL, and occasionally I find time to play my Xbox 360 or Wii U. Yes. I have a sickness.
I also drink coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. But I have been trying to dilute all that coffee with sparkling water. That makes up for all the caffeinated black coffee, right? Yeah. That's what I thought.
What quirks do I have? Hmmm. The word "quirks" makes it sound so cute. I can't swallow pills without smashing or chewing them first. Tylenol, vitamins, doesn't matter. Even if I crush it and put it in ice cream first, I still chew. I chew ice cream.
One of my favorite authors is Stephen King. That man can tell a story.
I'm obsessed with vanilla bean lotion, journals, electric blankets, and ink pens. And electronics, coffee, and books. And pizza. And any candy that has peanut butter in it.
I'm something of a hermit, but I don't feel that makes me weird. I don't like the sun on my face and I can't stand the scent of garlic. Maybe I'm part vampire. Maybe. Quirky. Just quirky.
Math and bugs are two things I don't like. At all. I always have a calculator handy and I scream when I see bugs. I've been known to set off the security alarm when I spotted a spricket in my house. Shudder.
A little about my past:
I grew up in the country with six siblings. We went to church. A lot. Pentecostal.
We had no TV for much of my childhood. Books were everything to me. I was only allowed certain books, so the others--the good ones--I had to sneak and read. I did a lot of sneaking! I read everything I could get my hands on. Didn't matter what it was, I'd read it. I was not a fan of school.
When I was very small, my main goal was to grow up and eat all the ice cream sandwiches and potato chips I could hold.
Then I grew up and decided they had too many calories. Sigh.
I was lucky enough to be a mother to two truly amazing children, a son and a daughter. My little girl was born with a variety of severe health issues, and on a bleak December day in 2009, I lost her.
I'm a lefty. I'm a pretty terrible driver--possibly because I get lost in daydreams and stories and forget I'm driving. I'm very short.
Here are some places you can find me:
About the books:
How many books are you thinking of doing total about Rune?
Eleven. Which means only one more!
Do you really have no idea how the story will turn out or do you think you know and while writing things change?
I know how I'm going to end them, but I'm sure some of the plans will change as I write and the characters take over. :)
Why do you use a pen name?
For privacy reasons.
Which of your books are your favorites?
Obsidian Wings and Kill Switch
Do you read? If yes tell me some of your favorites!
Definitely. I have Kindles and shelves full of books. I love everything from Stephen King to Jude Deveraux to Robert R. McCammon. Jeffery Deaver, Dean Koontz. Laurell K Hamilton's earlier books. John Sandford, J. K. Rowling, Linda Howard. J.R.R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin, to name a few.
Have more questions? Ask me!
Here are some places you can find me:
Email: laken at lakencane dot com
Facebook and other conversations I've spotted :)
Jerah Johnson: feeling pumped
"So I'm only 6% along reading "Strange Trouble" by Laken Cane, and already my mind is blown!! This is gonna be epic
If you are not reading these, chances are your not doing something right!"
Jennifer S. Mollett: "Text me when you get to the part where you throw your Kindle across the room.. I'll be waiting."
Jerah Johnson: "Around 5 mins after I posted this I started freaking out! But the way you say that leads me to believe that I will be calling you with a more dramatic "he imprinted on the baby" type of call!"
Jennifer S. Mollett: "EXACTLY!!!"
Jerah Johnson: "Ohh I just can't believe it!! I hope they are all ok!! I don't want to post spoilers so ill just say that I have chewed all my nails off, and was more or less hyperventilating by the 10% mark!! Laken Cane tyouabsolutely ROCK!!"