About the book:

Allison O'Malley  just graduated from college. Her life's plan is to get a job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She doesn't have room for friends or even Ethan, who clearly wants more. 

When Allison's long-lost father shows up, he claims he can bring her mother back from the dark place her mind has sent her. He reveals legends of a race of people long forgotten, the Tuatha de Danaan, along with the truth about why he abandoned her mother.

Release date: April 29,2013

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

official site: laurahoward78.blogspot.com


1. Where do you get book ideas?

Finding ideas to write about has never been a problem for me. My brain is constantly cooking up “what if’s”. Some things come from songs or other books. A lot of my stories have roots in my own life -- not necessarily my own experiences, but the experiences of those close to me.

2. Who designed the cover of your book?

I found the photo by a college student on Deviantart. I sent it to Stephanie Mooney, and she worked her magic.

3. What is your favorite hobby besides writing?

Reading, of course!

4.What is your number one pet peeve?

Constant complaining. What a downer!

5. What are your two favorite movies?

Titanic and The Holiday

6.Where is one place in the world you would really love to visit and why?

Ireland. It’s beautiful and my novels are all based in Irish lore.

7. What is your favorite restaurant?

I don’t have one. I like several, but nothing stands out.

8.What is your favorite song right now?

Anything by Pink.

9.If your book was made into a movie who would play the lead roles?

Melissa Benoist would play Allison. Her character was based on Michelle Trachtenberg, but I think Michelle is too old now.

Steven R. McQueen would play Ethan.

Jeremy Sumpter would play Liam.

10. What is one tip you would give to new authors?

Stop reading about writing. I got caught up in reading about it and not actually doing it. The best thing I did was just get through draft one and then have someone critique it for me. That’s how I learned to write, not from reading about it.

Thank you so much  Laura for answering all of my silly questions  and I wish you loads of success for the future.

My Review: 5 0f 5 stars***** For the beautiful story of 'The Forgotten Ones'
I loved this story about Allison O'Malley who is trying to take the burden off of her grandparents who they live with and take care of her mother who has schizophrenia. She works at her grandpas hardware store.She is trying to save money for school.  She usually keeps to herself and doesn't let people in except her one true friend Nicol.  Ethan who she has secretly been in love tries to break through to her.  Her father who has been absent, comes to her telling her, he can help her mother Beth come out of the darkness of her mind. She doesn't trust him. She learns things about her history that take her to a world she didn't know existed.

They have great adventures. I love the Irish Folk Lore in this book and swoon worthy Ethan.
I love the starting romance and I love Allison O'Malley and her strength. Great Read!


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The Giveaway!

4/29/2013 09:38:37 pm

I like the cover & the blurb sounds interesting!

4/29/2013 11:11:05 pm

Thanks Allison, I know you will enjoy it. Thanks for stopping in.
Love and Laughter,

4/29/2013 10:58:49 pm

Awesome interview! Thanks for participating :)

4/29/2013 11:09:28 pm

Thanks Shane for letting me take part in the tour!
Love and Laughter,

4/29/2013 11:14:21 pm

Thanks for all you've done for me Jenna!

4/29/2013 11:34:09 pm

You're so welcome Laura! I wish you loads of success with your fabulous book.
Love and Laughter,

Dawn Bush
4/30/2013 08:59:20 am

Really looking forward to reading this! Thank you for sharing this post!

4/30/2013 12:11:16 pm

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this great book.
Love and Laughter,

Tina Donnelly
5/2/2013 01:12:45 am

I am almost finished with this book and I love it! Great interview Laura and Jenna!!

Lea-Ellen {night owl in IL}
5/9/2013 06:13:35 pm

Sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for the contest/giveaway!

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}


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    Mother of two who loves to read, write and travel. When I'm not writing I'm dreaming up characters for my next book. I love cotton nighties and comfortable shoes. My dream is to one day have an island of my very own where I can hold up there and write until my hearts content. 

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