July 14, 2024




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Loretta R. Walls has been writing since the age of thirteen and was inspired after reading Secrets by Danielle Steel. Throughout her teen years, she completed over a dozen books for personal enjoyment.  Her debut novel, Spices of Life was released in 2005. An innovative thinker, Loretta enjoys taking her audience to places most dream of visiting and all the while, making her readers feel as if they are among it all.  The author enjoys taking risks with her creativity, always striving for a new level of interest with her characters she places in the forefront. Loretta also writes under the pen name, Embue. The author lives in the Richmond, Virginia area. When it comes to writing a story, The Princess of Original Urban Romance is like no other.  

INK MAG: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

LRW: I’ve always been a bookworm. As a child, having a book in my face was a very normal thing, as I was very shy back then (imagine that now lol!) Reading The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Sweet Valley High made me realize I wasn’t seeing myself in these books. The two books that sealed the deal were “Secrets” by Danielle Steel and “Hollywood Wives” by Jackie Collins. It was then I knew I wanted to write drama, my way.

INK MAG: When did you write your first book and how old were you?

LRW: Age thirteen had my life in a tailspin. Relocating from New York to Virginia is when I poured my energy into “A Fantasy of Love” andit allowed me to flex my teenage aggressions in silence. The original draft was 565 pages; let’s just say not all of that made it to publication.

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