Zeecé Lugo was born in Puerto Rico. She grew up in Brooklyn and lived in many places. Her early love was reading. The worlds of Anne McCafrey’s Pern, Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Agatha Christie’s St. Mary Mead, and Ellis Peters’s Shrewsbury Abbey had an incredible influence and hold on her imagination.
She wrote her first novel, Hunter’s Snare, (previously titled Daniel’s Fork) in 2013. She completed it in two months, spending long hours at her task. During that time, she ensconced herself in her bedroom with her computer, barely coming out to grab a cup of coffee or a snack. One day, her nearest neighbor came desperately knocking at her bedroom window, afraid that Zeecé might be dead; no one had seen her for days!
Her first novel was meant to be the first book in a romantic trilogy. Little did Zeecé know that stories have a way of going where they want to go. It turned out to be a journey to the future past! It’s an erotic mystery set in the future, giving birth to a fictional Eden, the Daniel’s Fork village and its people.
Zeecé presently lives surrounded by mountains in a small town in the northwest of Puerto Rico. After living her entire life in the United States, mostly in large cities such as New York City and Miami, returning to such a provincial, old-world setting was like traveling to another time. She loves her surroundings, and they inspire her to write. She also spends part of the year in Florida, where she has family and friends.
She has always loved reading. Her early loves were Agatha Christie, Ellis Peters, Victoria Holt, Dorothy Eden, Issac Asimov, Leon Uris, Jack Vance, Ursula K. Leguin, and other such writers that are now out of fashion. Tolkien is a love that came back into fashion. From the mainstream authors, she enjoys the works of Anne Perry, Kresley Cole, JR Ward, Christine Feehan, Gail Carriger, and G.A. Aiken.
She reads, reviews, and supports the work of fellow indie authors. She first discovered the wonderful world of indie publishing with the novels of Monique Martin, CL Bevill, and Nicky Charles. Recently, she has fallen into the habit of reading almost exclusively, indie authors. There is so much variety and raw talent to be found in their work. Reading an indie novel is like listening to a music artist perform live. There are the occasional stumbles and misplayed notes, but there is also freshness and originality. And once in a while, there is the joy of discovering something truly special.
Zeecé Lugo’s work is targeted to the adult reader. Although it is not erotica, it does have content depicting sexual situations and violence not suitable for younger readers or even some adults who object to such content.
The beach is a half-hour drive from her home. Nine months out of the year, it is relatively uncrowded, beautiful, and warm.