Welcome to our Author Spotlight, where we shine a light on writers, authors, and literary wonders worldwide.
Today our spotlight is shining on Zee Lacson, author of The Woolgathering Series.
1. First, tell us a little about your book/project?
I write Young Adult Magical Realism novels. The Woolgathering Series follows the adventures of London, a 17 year old high school junior, and her strange dreams. Reverie, the first in the series, was published in 2020. It was a finalist for the 2021 Illinois Author Project. Its sequel, Revenant, was published in 2021. I'm currently working on book three, the final installment in the series.
2. What kind of research did you do and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I research as I go along. I've had to make friends with complete strangers on the internet using the very suspicious phrase "I'm working on a novel ...". Fortunately, no one has called the authorities on me. Yet.
3. If you could tell your younger writing self one thing, what would it be?
It's okay to fall in love with your dream.
4. Can you tell us a bit about your writing space? Is there something you need to have when writing a book?
I work on my manuscript using a cheap wireless keyboard and my iPad. Theoretically, I can work anywhere there's an internet connection. I carry it in a canvas bag that I've dubbed my writing bag. It contains two notebooks, copies of both books for reference, a clipboard, loose sheets of paper and a pencil case. I carry the bag around even around the house. And when I sit down to write, the 100 lbs Golden Retriever that rules the house, will set his head on my keyboard to distract me. Every. Single. Time.
5. If you could be a character from any book for 24hours, who would you be?
I think it may be fun to be a bridge officer of any Star Trek novel. Ideally in between a crisis. And as long as I'm not in a red shirt.