Tell me, what do you like to write, and why?
I like to write romance because I enjoy exploring relationships and appreciate a happy ending. I also enjoy spinning romantic suspense because for me, the intrigue of a romantic suspense energizes the story.
When offered your first publishing contract did you
B) Jump out of your seat and run around flailing your arms chanting OMG OMG OMG
C) Pee your pants
D) B & C
E) None of the Above You’re lying if your answer isn’t B you’re lying :P If not A-D , what was your reaction?
My first acceptance from a publisher came a number of years ago when Kensington published my first book , Silver Wings. The second book, Dancing with Detective Danger, was accepted by Crimson Romance. Both times it was definitely a "B" response. I still do "B" sometimes when I think about the reality of getting both books published. (Time out here for running, flailing, and chanting. I'll be right back.)
HJ: Dancing with Detective Danger was in the back of Finding Jordie FYI
· After how many published titles do you think it’s appropriate to write your own autobiography?
LOL! It would never be appropriate to write my autobiography. I'm pretty ordinary. I've had more than my share of dramas throughout my life but nothing anyone would be interested enough to read about.
· How important to you are the names of your characters?
The names of my characters are top-of-the list important. I love names. And the name has to fit the characters, according to me.
· Have you ever taken the writing to the bathroom with you? Sometimes for me it’s the only place I can find that elusive peace and quiet. Until my 5 year old sniffs me out.
In a sense, because my writing stays in my head, even when I've put part of it into the computer. Which is why I frequently run into doors and forget why I went into the kitchen. It wasn't until I finished the first draft of my WIP that I could sleep nights. Stories are demanding!
· Pantser or Plotter? I’ll have you know how proud I am that I just used these terms. Since I’ve just recently learned what they meant. Go me. Always keepin’ up with the author slang.
Go you, for sure! I am a pantser, and I felt very "Go me," when I recently learned that brains of pantsers are different from brains of plotters. Before that, I tended to question myself because I should be outlining and creating story boards. Not true.
· How do you react to a bad review?
When I get a review that is less than stellar it doesn't feel good. But I've talked to myself, saying, "Listen. You wrote a book. You had fun writing it. You never expected it would be an out-of-this-world piece of fiction (though I would love that), but you like it and Crimson Romance published it. 'Nuff said."
· Vacation or staycation?
Both! And several times a year. Beach me AND give me time in the backyard with a book.
· Favorite season? Mine’s football :P
I'm originally from Michigan and love winter for the snow and cold. No sports association, though I now live in Fighting Illini country – University of Illinois sports.
· Did you enjoy this interview?
This was a fun interview. Thank you having me on your blog and asking out-of-the-box questions. Fun to think about and respond to, though I was tempted to lie so I would sound more interesting. Just kidding.
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Thanks so much for being a guest today Lynn!! Please don't forget to share the love and comment!