Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Interview & Giveaway with Lynn Winchester, author of The Rake's Bride

Now available from Charizomai Press, LLC is the historical western romance The Rake's Bride, book five in the Dry Bayou Brides series, by Lynn Winchester.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her newest novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

When I was a little girl and I realized I can make up my own worlds and my own people.

What was your first book/story published?

My very first was a book of poetry and short stories I published through my real name. The first book I published under a pen name was THE DIVA AND THE DUKE, published as Jackson D’Lynne. It’s a sexy time-travel paranormal book. My first book as Lynn Winchester was THE SHEPHERD’S DAUGHTER.

What inspired you to write THE RAKE’S BRIDE?

It is the 5th book in my Dry Bayou Brides Series. I kind of HAD to write it because it is a continuation of the story of this town. Also, I felt that there needed to be a story about a summer romance gone wrong, and second chances at making it right.

What character in THE RAKE’S BRIDE is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

None of the characters are me. That’s the beauty of making people up, I can make them better people than I am.

What is your favorite part in THE RAKE’S BRIDE?

I love it when the ladies of the town get together to have a chat. I love writing all the different personalities. When Tilly, Aimee, Becky, and Ray get together, the dialogue gets so fun to write.

What was the hardest part to write?

I wrote and rewrote the scene where Isabeau and Jean-Luc “meet” in the hotel restaurant. It never seemed to feel right. I finally just gave up and thought, “this has to be it.” Apparently, it’s just fine.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

A paid book reviewer. To get paid to read books and give my honest opinion would be incredible.

Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

Absolutely! The good reviews feed me when I am feeling down, and the bad ones drive me to be better. Feedback is a great tool for improving my craft as a writer. I am always learning, growing, and pushing myself to be a better writer.

What well-known writers do you admire most?

Admire? I don’t really admire any writers, although I am a fan of a few. Admiring a writer would mean I put them on a pedestal. In my life, the only person on a pedestal is my Lord and Savior.

Do you have any other books/stories in the works?

I am currently working on book six of my Dry Bayou Brides Series (Dora’s story) and am plotting out books in two other series.

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About the Author

Lynn Winchester is the pseudonym of a hardworking California-born conservative, now living in the wilds of Northeast Pennsylvania. Lynn has been writing fiction since the 5th grade, and enjoys creating worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.

When Lynn isn't writing she is running a successful editing business, reading whatever she can get her hands on, raising her four children, making sure her husband is happy, and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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