Author Spotlight with Groovy Lee


Thank you for this interview! I’d like to know more about you as a person first. What do you do when you’re not writing?
A. Hi, Ember-Raine. When I’m not writing, I’m watching cooking shows on TV, listening to my music collection, crocheting, working in my flower garden, or hanging out with my best friend–my daughter. And when it’s tennis season, I’m glued in front of my television screen watching it.
When did you start writing?
A. As soon as I learned how to read, my imagination began to grow to vivid proportions and I would write about adventures. I even had a neighborhood newspaper and comic books.
As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?
A. When, on a popular morning talk show here in Nashville, Bookwoman held up my first suspense novel, Cause She’s A Good Girl, and highly recommended it. Wow!
If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?
A. France. That’s exactly where my next book is partly taking place. A couple of my books have a French influence in them. It’s a beautiful country.
If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?
A. Give the house a good cleaning since I’ve been neglecting it. Call some friends to see how they’re doing; and organize my life.
Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
A. My books always seem to end up in California. So, I think I’m headed for Miami Beach, Florida in my next one. Then maybe I’ll venture out to Spain or the Caribbean.
Back to your present book, A Body Resurrected, how did you publish it?
A. I self-published it through Kindle.
In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?
A. Only on the Internet and the local library. I couldn’t afford the trip to Egypt.
Why was writing A Body Resurrected so important to you?
A. It was the first time my daughter suggested I write a certain story. She knows how much I love watching movies with monsters in them. We were watching one such movie one day, and she said, “So, why don’t you write one?” The plot to my book began to grow then, all thanks to her. It was such fun writing, and she loves it, and that makes me happy.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?
A. From something someone says or suggests. It could be the way someone looks. In my suspense novel, ‘Cause She’s A Good Girl’, I created one of the main characters in the image of Prince, because he was one good-looking man. Or I hear a song. ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ inspired one of the scenes in my romantic/suspense, ‘Colors In The Dark’. I think a lot of authors can attest to the fact that just about anything can spark your imagination and before you know it, a story begins to grow. I have to, at times, block things and warn my daughter not to suggest anything, or a story would form in my head with characters constantly talking until I finally write it all down.

What are you currently working on? Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so, tell us about them.
A. I have a romantic/suspense in progress that supposed to be released in the fall, I hope. It’s still in draft stage, and it’s about a family heirloom that gives exact power to a billion-dollar dynasty to anyone who finds it. Family members are killing one another off to get their hands on it. The protagonist has no idea she has it in her possession. But, someone does.
This? or That?
Q: Alpha male or Rockstar? A. Rockstar, they’re so creative and talented.
Q: Winter or Summer? A. Summer, please. I hate winter.
Q: Earthquake or Tornado? A. Tornado, they’re so beautiful and dangerous.
Q: Coffee or Soda? A. I need my coffee.
Q: Your life is a movie would you rather be cast for an Action movie or a Comedy? A. Although my life would seem laughable at times, I would say Action. If you knew what I’ve had to deal with in my lifetime, action would come very close.


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