Cate: Yay, Lorrie is here to help us Celebrate Amore. Lorrie, please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Lorrie: I live near Pittsburgh, Pa., a city with many rivers and bridges. I’m an author that delves into many genres, depending on the mood I’m in when I write. Lol, one of these days I may even delve into erotica. You think?
Cate: Follow that muse! What do you love most about Valentine’s Day?
Lorrie: Chocolate Candy in a heart-shaped box. Yum.
Cate: I agree. :) Do you have a favorite Valentine’s Day memory?
Lorrie: I have a lot of memories, Cate, but let’s go back to middle school for my first one. Twelve years old and a heart shaped box of candy appeared in my school locker. No name attached. Well, it drove me crazy until this cute red-headed boy fessed up. I imagine it took a lot of nerve on his part to confess--he was the shy type. He hemmed and hawed and finally asked me to go to the movies with him. Mom and Dad said I couldn’t go unless someone else went with us.
We used buses for transportation at the time. He lived further up the line than I did, and we were to meet on the bus. Well, none of my friends wanted to miss my first date, so they all gathered at the bus stop and teased me no end. Lol. Next thing I knew, they all got on the bus with me and planned on going to the same movie. What a bummer.
At the movie the group sat behind us. The only thing my first date and I managed to do was hold hands in the theater. And he slipped me those little heart shaped candies with the sayings on them. Do you remember them?
Two weeks after my first date, his dad’s company transferred his dad to another state and they moved. Alas, there went my first love and It hurt. As I remember it now, I think it was so cute. My first Valentine and date.
Cate: Such a cute story! Do you have any romantic Valentine’s Day traditions?
Lorre: None really. Hubby and I used to go out for dinner, but his illness the past years and his passing away, of course that tradition is over.
Cate: So sorry. *hugs* Tell us about your latest release, and where readers can find it online.
Lorrie: Since it’s February and with Valentine’s Day so near, I would like to tell the readers about a short story I have out with BooksToGoNow. To me, it fits the first crush theme of high school days. I went way back in time to the 50’s. The story is about the shattering of a young girl’s naïveté.
Cate: Care to share a blurb or excerpt?
Lorrie: Bren' and Rip have been friends since they met. Now that they are in high school, Brenda finds herself in love with Rip. Growing up in the fifties seems idyllic but in this short story about love and loss, relationships can be more than simple crushes and sometimes young love isn't enough.
Cate: Anything else you’d like to share?
Lorrie: The fiction story is based loosely on a true story that sparked my imagination and drove it into overtime.
Cate: Oo, Lorrie has a giveaway! Be sure to leave your email address for her.
Lorrie. To one commenter, I will give this short story of “The Last Dance.” as a pdf download.
Buy link on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Dance-ebook/dp/B004O6MUNG/
More links. All my published material listed at
Also at my page on Amazon, FB and Pintrest. I hope you will all take a peek.
Readers, tell me a little about your very first crush. I’d very much like to hear about it. It’s the one you never forget.
Thank you for reading, and thank you, Cate, for having me today.
Cate: Thanks for being part of the Valentine's party, Lorrie!