At Home with Mystery Suspense Author Gale Laure

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International selling author, Gale Laure, is a native Texan.  She was born along the coast of Texas in an area referred to as the “Golden Triangle”.  She spent her young adult years in Tyler in East Texas, and Houston, Texas.   She has resided in a small suburban town in the Houston area for more than 20 years with her husband and family.

As mysterious as her mystery-suspense thriller book and novel, Laure writes under a pseudonym.  She is very adamant about maintaining her privacy and the privacy of her family as a mystery!

With an attitude that “you can do anything you set your mind to”, Laure travels forward in life fulfilling all of her dreams.  She credits her huge imagination and true love for research for taking her to this career decision to be an author.  She also credits some special people in her life which offered encouragement to become a mystery writer.

She has gained her experience for writing from her careers including owner of a business service, marketing and consulting company, owner of her own travel agency, employment in the medical field including office manager, a short stint as a legal assistant, a paralegal, and employment in an insurance office and CPA’s office.

Gale Laure enjoys her career and life as an author.  She finds inspiration from her readers, friends and family.

Laure’s hobbies include genealogical research, movies, creating stories for the children around her, involvement in her church and people watching.  By watching people she obtains ideas for the characters in her books.  So watch out!  You may see some of your own traits in a character in her mystery, romance, and suspense-thriller books.  She loves the “human being” and everything about them, both good and bad.

Gale Laure is known for her informal Southern style of writing.  Books written by Gale Laure include her current debut, mystery-suspense thriller, Evolution of a Sad Woman.  It is selling internationally as an ebook download, Kindle and as a trade softcover paperback.

You can visit Gale on the web at www.galelaure.com or www.evolutionofasadwoman.com.

Where were you born?

I was born in the Golden Triangle along the coast of Texas in the refinery belt.

What was it like growing up as a teen? What did you do for fun?

I had wonderful teenage years.  Lots of romance filled my moonlit nights.  There was a recreation hall where all the teens gathered for dancing and socializing.  We danced the night away to actual band music.  We always went on the drag at night cruising like they did in American Graffiti. Football games filled our Friday nights.  It was a wonderful era and a wonderful time in my life.

Evolution of a Sad Woman by Gale Laure

My bedroom is my favorite room.  I love to sleep in my comfy bed or read a good book.  The sunlight pours through a large window.  It is warm and alive.

Do you have an outside job?

No.  My only job is being an author.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

I love to either go to a movie or curl up in my wing back lounge chair and watch old movies on Turner Classic Movies.  The old movies have such great drama and such great stories.

What’s your most favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

I love a smoothie.  I make my own.  It is quite a concoction of blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries and cherries mixed with whey protein powder, soy milk, two tablespoons of steel cut oatmeal, two tablespoons of ground flax seed, a little ground sesame seed and some apple juice.  It really is good.  But it looks really awful!

Pepsi or Coke?

Well, I no longer drink soda.  However, when I did I was definitely a coke girl.  I even took the challenge once and could tell the difference.  I met my husband at a coke machine.

Favorite time of year?

Summer.  I love the sunshine.  As a teen I loved days in the sun at the beach.

Favorite color?

Blue.  Although, I do look the best in the color red.  My bedroom is painted blue.

Favorite book?

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

How many times do you let the phone ring before you answer it?

Usually I only let it ring twice.  However if I am writing, I screen my calls.  So I may not answer at all.  It breaks my concentration.

What’s the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?

What day is it?

Chocolate or vanilla?

I do like chocolate.  But I love vanilla.

Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

If you count my husband the answer is yes.  Sometimes he is pretty stuffed and is definitely an animal.

If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be?

I would love to meet Agatha Christie, my favorite author.

If you could have any job that you wanted, what would it be?

For the first time in my life, I can say I have the job I want.  I am an author.  However, I do not think of it as a job.  I think of it as a career.

What’s under your bed?

Under my bed are two sweater boxes loaded with sweaters.

Is the glass half empty or half full?

My glass is always half full, but I want to fill it all the way up!

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6 responses »

  1. I am looking for a good mystery-suspense book. Listened to you reading chapter one of your novel. I also watched a great book trailer. Thinking about adding to my read list.

    I was wondering. How you managed to meet your husband at a coke machine. I bet he had a good pickup line I might like to use.

    Mystery Suspense Dude

  2. Oh, I am so sorry, Mystery Suspense Dude. I just now saw your comment.

    Yes. My husband had a wonderful pickup line. When I said “excuse me”. He said, “anytime, baby, anytime at all.” We were very close when he said this. My husband has a deep, sexy voice. I literally melted. I have been melting ever since.

    I am glad you are adding my book to your reading list. I hope you enjoy it. It is most definitely full of mystery and suspense.
    Contact me via my website http://www.galelaure.com on the contact form page. I would love to know if you guessed the ending beforehand and if you liked it.

    Thanks for blogging in.

    GL

  3. Hey Gale,

    Sorry I am late to the party. Busy day.

    I’ll forgive you for being a Coke girl if you answer this question: how do you manage to make a living off being an author? I know some people who do it, but I’m just in awe of it.

    Thanks.

    Cheryl

  4. Hello, Cheryl,

    I hope you come back for this comment. I took the weekend off for some much needed rest.

    I get free advertisement everywhere I can on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. I try to bend my advertising dollar as much as possible. I have an advertising agency, Mystery Advertising Agency, that uses his secret search engine optimization to get me as much worldwide advertising as possible.

    I am blessed. My husband works. His job affords me the time to work at being an author. Believe me, it is a lot of work. Right now, I do not believe we could quite live on what I alone make. But perhaps in the future. We are thinking positive.

    Thanks for blogging in. Sorry I was so late in answering.

    GL

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