Today’s Illuminating Authors focus is on Author Laurie Gardiner and her short story, “Retribution”, included in Scout Media’s A Journey of Words, alongside my story, “Loose Ends.” Retribution is a story was about just desserts, and it was a beautiful thing, the way it came about. I love Laurie’s writing style and having just started her novel, Tranquility, I can’t wait to get back to it and read some more! Below is Laurie Gardiner’s interview for Retribution. Enjoy this story, I know I did!
Author name: Laurie Gardiner
Title of AJOW story: Retribution
Post a brief synopsis of your AJOW story: They say life can change in the blink of an eye. Ray Tremblay is living proof. In one horrific moment his world shatters. Now, the man who destroyed his family has nowhere to hide, and Ray has nothing to lose.
What inspired you to write this story: Retribution was inspired by a news story I read about a family on a road trip.
How long have you been writing? As long as I can remember.
What genre do you usually write in? My first novel, Tranquility, is women’s fiction. The novel I’m working on now is contemporary young adult. I enjoy reading and writing in a wide variety of genres.
What else are you working on at the moment? I am currently working on a second novel and a short story.
What advice do you have to give to new writers? Never stop learning. The more you know about writing, and about yourself as a writer, the better you will become.
How can people discover more about you and your work?