Lois Battle comes to us from Beaufort, S.C., a beautiful coastal town. She shared the importance of learning from your prior writing, reading others work and integrating the five senses into the story. See also notes that you should write every day even if it’s for fifteen minutes. The book that influenced her the most is Gone with the Wind, which she read as a child. Her books include War Brides, Storyville and many more.