Lan Mai has been a member of WLT since 2012 and is attending the 2014 Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine next month. She lives in Killeen, Texas.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Lan Mai: I am currently writing a YA manuscript, but have written scripts and LGBT material.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
LM: If I could go back in time, I would sit down and have some ale with Shakespeare. I’d have an ice cold Teds with Markus Zusak, sit down with John Green and ask him 20 questions over coffee and share a bottle of wine with Lauren Kate.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
LM: I am currently reading Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Legacy, so if I happened to be stranded on a deserted island before I finished the series, I would take Naamah’s Blessing with me. I have to know how it ends.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
LM: I entered the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest and although I didn’t win (maybe next year), the information I received from the contest score sheet was invaluable.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
LM: If I am letting my imagination run with this question, I see finishing my manuscript, having it published world-wide, made into a blockbuster movie and become a major attraction at a theme park. As I walk through a bookstore and peruse the shelves, I would eventually love to see my novel sitting among the bestsellers.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
LM: I am probably one of the least likely people to self promote, but as I find out more about the publishing world, that will have to end. Learning more about the Author Platform everyday, I am aware of how much you have to put yourself out there. With a professional blog in the works and diving into the world of tweeting, it’s all sort of new to me. I am a new member of a writing group and we would love for you to visit our blog at novelideasgroup.blogspot.com.
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