Alana Lorens has been a published writer for more than forty years. Currently a resident of Asheville, North Carolina, she loves her time in the smoky Blue Ridge mountains. One of her novellas,   THAT GIRL’S THE ONE I LOVE,  is set in the city of Asheville during the old Bele Chere festival. She lives with her daughter, who is the youngest of her seven children, two crotchety old cats, and five kittens of various ages.

Character Interview

Beverley: What’s your name? 

Levi: Levi Bradshaw

Beverley: Where did you grow up?

Levi: Northwestern Montana, just outside Whitefish

Beverley: During what time period does your story take place?

Levi: Modern day.

Beverley: What’s your story/back story? Why would someone come up with a story about you?

Levi: Ha! I never thought I would be important enough for a story. I love the forest where I grew up, and it hurts my heart to see commercial logging companies come through and wipe them out in a matter of days. That’s why I became an eco-terrorist.

Beverley: What’s your goal in this story?

Levi: I start out thinking I’ve got my life and monkeywrenching activities under control. But as the supremacist cult infiltrates my organization and I am nearly shot by local Bureau of Land Management agent Caryn Orlane, things quickly spin out of my hands.

Beverley: What conflicts are you facing?

Levi: My “friends’ object to my more peaceful methods and threaten my safety. When Caryn Orlane wants to arrest me, and we really talk, I see what a wonderful woman she is and fall in love with her. Can you really love your enemy?

Beverley: Do you have a plan for resolving them? 

Levi: Honestly, things unfold so fast, I tend to be on the defensive—no time to make a good plan. Maybe that’s why things keep going wrong!

Beverley: Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you? 

Levi: I’m convinced Caryn and I should end up together, and so is she. Hopefully if we stand together against all these obstacles, we’ll come out and find peace on the other side.

Book Blurb for Tender Misdemeanors:

Caryn Orlane has law enforcement in her blood; her father was a cop, and his father, too. She’s a federal agent in northwest Montana, protecting the old forests and keeping the peace.

Levi Bradshaw also believes in protecting the forests, but has a very different MO. He’s the leader of a group of eco-warriors, determined to save the trees of the Bitterroot by legal—and illegal—means.

When they meet in the woods at gunpoint, their encounter ignites a spark of interest, despite operating on opposite sides of the law. When their worlds turn on them, they only grow closer. If they don’t work together, can either survive?

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