Welcome to Craving Erotic Romance Blogspot.
Today we’re presenting Author: Lynn Rae
1) Have you always wanted to be an author? I have always liked storytelling but never contemplated fiction writing until the fall of 2011. I needed a creative outlet after some family medical crises that summer and decided to see if I had what it took to write a book.
2) What genre(s) do you write? Contemporary and Sci Fi
3) Have you ever self published? Not yet!
4) Who or what inspired you to write your first book? My first book is Sci Fi romance with a hero and heroine who have been devoted to their work but find that they want more out of life with each other. I like telling stories about people who take their work seriously but can’t resist the attraction that they find in the right partner. I came up with my male protagonist when I was doing an online archival cataloging project with Civil War militia correspondence (Morgan’s Raid in
Ohio for those who are interested!). The terse dispatches and sense of honor in
those letters really informed how my character looked at his world, even though
his responsibilities are set far in the future.
5) How many hours in a day might you write? In an ideal world I would write three hours a day, but I am lucky if I have an hour and a half.
6) Are you a plotter or a pantster? A combination; I write brief outlines of scenes and lots of backstory and character studies before I write, but then when I sit down to start, I just go.
7) Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others? Yes, in that I can become grumpy with people who need my attention when I’d rather be writing.
8) Are you in any of your books? I’d say there are aspects of me in most of the characters I write but there is no fictional character that really reflects the ‘true’ me.
9) What do your friends and family have to say about you writing? Not much, I don’t really share it with anyone!
10) Please share an excerpt from one of your books that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper. This is from my upcoming March release. The set up is that
Lydia and Carter are
working together to try and track down ’s missing friend Mike. It speaks to my interest in small town life,
how unfair the world can be, and gives Lydia a chance to be frustrated by
“Hey Chief, why are you mad at me? I just got here.” And he sat down next to her and nodded agreeably when the waiter rushed up with the coffee carafe.
“Oh, was I glaring at you? I should save it for the police, because there is nothing in this crappy paper about Mike being missing. Instead, we have reports of wandering opossums and booty calls gone bad.”
Carter blinked at her. “What is a booty call gone bad?”
“This woman had her purse stolen out of her car between three and five am, obviously she was somewhere for a quick…’ and then
trailed off, unwilling to
complete that sentence with this man looking at her. Lydia
“A quick what?” Sending a bland and innocent look her way, Carter then turned to the menu.
“Nothing. My original point is that shouldn’t something be in the paper by now?” The hovering waiter accepted their orders and slipped away.
was irritated enough that she wasn’t sure what she had requested. She did remember Harris asking for extra
syrup for some reason. Lydia
“Perhaps, but this sort of thing doesn’t generally go in the paper, unless the missing person is a child or a pretty young woman.”
“That’s not right.”
grumbled, frustrated by the
Carter sipped his coffee and looked at her. “No, it isn’t right. What do you want to do today?”
“I want to find Mike.”
11) Which actor/character(s) would play the starring role? The book that SCP will be publishing in March 2013 has a feisty academic female character that Barbara Stanwyk could have played, and Randolph Scott would have been perfect to play the main male character; a handsome and charming private investigator. You can probably guess that I watch a lot of classic movies on TCM!
12. If you were a cheese, what kind would you be and why? I would be a Stilton because it is complicated, mature, goes well with Port, and I am a fan of molds, spores, and fungi (bonus points to anyone who gets the movie reference!)
13. What five things would you take on a desert island? I am going to assume this is a tropical climate; sunscreen, Neosporin, machete, sewing kit, and a good pair of sandals.
at http://lynnraewrites.com Lynn