Lucia’s Lessons of Love: An Expert Answers the Most Asked Dating & Relationship Questions. This is not your typical relationship book with long, drawn-out or complicated answers. It’s more like a “love manual” for love, dating and relationships. I get to the point immediately and bottom line each answer in a fun, easy-to-read “Q & A” format. It answers questions everyone has asked themselves at one time or another such as: What is love? Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Why do women date jerks?
Tell us something about yourself.
I’m a dating/relationship expert, author, host of “The Art of Love” on L.A. Talk Radio, a syndicated columnist and keynote speaker.
I have over 100 national and international TV and radio credits including Dr. Phil, The Tyra Banks Show, E! Entertainment, 60 Minutes Australia, The CBS Early Show, Good Day L.A. and the KTLA News.
How did you choose the title?
A girlfriend thought of the title and I immediately loved it. It accurately sums up the book with a catchy, alliterative title.
Do you have any writing rituals?
I have a weekly column, so I have to write whether I want to or not! However, since I’m passionate about love, dating and relationships, it’s easy to come up with topics. I have a list of article ideas I still need to write!
If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?
I wouldn’t have hired a publicist when the book first came out. It was very expensive and book sales didn’t cover the amount I spent. There are so many ways to get the word out about your book, that unless you have unlimited funds, it’s better to do it yourself.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Instead of trying to write the book all at once, do it in steps. When you decide what you want to write about, start gathering/making notes that you think you may want to include in the book. Organize the notes into topics/chapters and you’ll be halfway there. Also, if you’re like me, and prefer talking to writing, you might consider recording what you want to say, hire someone to transcribe it, and then edit it for grammar, etc.
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
This book is for both men and women who are single and want to know how to deal with dating and relationships in the 21st century.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?