Me: The heroine is a travel writer. I'm so jealous. But, tell me, what's the most exotic place you have ever traveled to?
Me: The most...po dunk? LOL Feel free to share an experience/impression.
Me: The Alabamans in Dancing Naked in Dixie love their college football so much, they even name their children after coaches. Are you into College football? Have a favorite team?
Lauren: I have to say that this way a brand-new experience for me when I moved from New York to Alabama. Everyone is in two "camps" ... The University of Alabama (Roll Tide) or Auburn University (War Eagle). My husband attended Alabama and played football there--we are season ticket holders and attend quite a few of the home games. It's a lot of fun and it's hard not to get caught up in all of the excitement, especially since the team has done so well the last few years. I do admire UA's brilliant coach, Nick Saban, for running a tight program, demanding excellence on the field and off, and disciplining players who get out of line.
Me: Ella Rae is a little demon; throwing rocks, spilling tea on people. But it's revealed: "I was the same way, a little out of control, on the edge of everyone's nerves..." And it's possible Ella Rae has ADHD. Do you have experience with this yourself? Did you behave like Ella Rae at some point in your life?
Lauren: You'll have to ask my mom for all of the details, but I was pretty headstrong. I once ran away from my mother in a department store and rode the elevator until one of the employees found me. Another time, my mom found me eating a moth (I think I was two) and when she tried to take it away from me, I tried to bite her!!
Me: Historical landmarks/buildings are a theme in Dancing Naked in Dixie. What's the most fascinating historical site you have been to? Feel free to share a picture. What was so great about it?
Me: What does Shug look like? Who did you visualize?
Thanks so very much for having me on your site, Tara! I LOVE hearing from readers and welcome questions and comments about Dancing Naked in Dixie, writing, and publishing. xx, Lauren
Lauren Clark is the author of Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie. She writes contemporary novels set in the Deep South; stories sprinkled with sunshine, suspense, and secrets.
A former TV news anchor, Lauren adores flavored coffee, local book stores, and anywhere she can stick her toes in the sand. Her big loves are her family, paying it forward, and true-blue friends. Check out her website at www.laurenclarkbooks.com.
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