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Monday, 25 March 2013

My World Guest Author: Lindsey Edwards



EM: Welcome to My World. It is lovely to have you here today :- )

LE: Thank you!! I'm so happy to be here. Thank you for inviting me.

1. How long have you been writing for?

It's yet to be confirmed that I came out of the womb with paper and pen. Seriously though, It's been a long time. I remember penning picture books and short stories early on in grade school and selling them to family and friends for a nickel apiece. Then, when I was thirteen, I wrote and self published a YA romance. It was a great experience with two successful B&N book signings as well as TV and newspaper appearances. I've since changed genres from YA to adult romances, but I never quite writing. Recently though I did gain the courage to submit to a traditional publisher, and I have to say, I'm smitten! Secret Cravings Publishing is a great home for my stories.

2. Did you always know that you wanted to be a writer?

Yes. Although I had a brief stint where I thought I might work as a veterinarian or nun (yes, you read that right).

3. What is your favourite genre to read? To write? And why?

Definitely historical and fantasy romance, although I do have one contemporary under my belt. I think the reason I like to read and write in said genres is due to the escape. Contemporaries can often seem too close to home for me. When I read, I want to escape from it all for a brief time and learn something new, travel to different worlds and do things the real world would never allow me to, like wield magic or wear one of those grand gowns (Robe à la Française anyone?) to a Georgian masquerade ball.

4. Who is your favourite author? Fave book? And why?

My favourite author is a tie between Jane Austen and Shana Abe. I admire Jane Austen for the more obvious reasons, and Shana Abe because of the almost magical way she weaves her words and the overall experience you get when you open one of her books. Of course, many other authors grace my faves, but you didn't ask for a running list. ;)

5. How do you get your ideas?

Anywhere and everywhere! A few have come from dreams, while others just come to me. Anything from music, to a long drive, to a line in a movie can spark ideas. 

6. In your opinion what is the hardest part of the writing process?

The middle of a first draft. It's killer. I love opening a book as well as closing it, and edits have always been a blast no matter what anyone says as that's when everything truly starts coming together. It's a love/hate relationship with the middle for me. Sometimes it goes well, other times I'm tearing at my hair.

7. In your opinion what is the best part of the writing process?

Hmmm, I guess I would have to say that would be editing. As I said, that's when everything comes together.

8. Are you a planner or a panster?

A little of both. I do a quick outline before writing those first words, but it's not set in stone. It often changes throughout the whole process as I revise the outline and add to it.

9. Do you prefer to concentrate on one story, or juggle a few?

I LIKE to concentrate on one story at a time, but sometimes that isn't an option. When the dreaded writer's block rears its ugly head, sometimes switching projects for a time is the only thing to make the muse happy. Not to mention, sometimes the stories just demand attention even though another one was in line first.

10. Tell us about one of the most favourable scene you have written.

 I love powerful scenes, those ones where I can really get into my characters head. I want strong emotions such as fear and love. It's in those moments when I see how my character reacts that I learn most about them. I love that.

11. Out of all the characters you have created, who is your favourite and why?

I will stick with characters that have been published and say my favorite
characters are Gareth and Katherine from my upcoming release, Heart's Desire.

12. If you could meet any fictional character, who would you meet and why?

 That's a no brainer. Mr. Darcy. *rawr*


Are you working on anything at the moment?

Yes, I'm working on several things right now. A fantasy/historical series, a steamy Georgian-set, and an adventurous time travel romance.

Do you have any current release?

I do! Heart's Desire will be out in just a few short weeks. I don't have a definite release date just yet, but I know it grows close. Oh, the anticipation...

Blurb:

During the three years Gareth Havelock was away in France fighting the crusade, his only thought was of the bride he left behind. When the turrets of Waverly appear from the mists, heralding his homecoming, he no longer has to live with only the memories of her. But when her warm welcome suddenly turns cold, Gareth can't help but jump to conclusions.

Katherine Havelock can hardly believe her eyes when her husband returns home after all this time away at war, but love and loss threaten the happiness she feels. Can she find a way to tell him the truth of what happened in his absence? And is their love strong enough to endure it?

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Past releases?

Twice Tempted, my contemporary romance.

Blurb:

In the six years since the man she intended to spend her life alongside left town with her heart, Suri Dalton has managed to make a fulfilling life for herself. That is, until her future collides with her past in the form of Ryan Calverton, the one man she’s unable to resist.

Although Suri has no intention of falling for his charms a second time, Ryan is determined to make her remember all that was good between them before he left, making the biggest mistake of his life. Now he’s back and intends to stake his claim, and while seduction isn’t part of his plan, it’s not far from either of their minds.

As a white knight at the renaissance fair, Ryan makes a believable man of honor on the field, yet can Suri trust that her knight errant won’t break her heart again when that armor comes off?





Where can readers find you on the internet?


Any advice you would like to give aspiring writers?

Never give up. Writer's write. Everyone else gives up. After all, as Gerald Brenan says, “It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.”

EM: Thank you so much for joining me!

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Competition time!

Lindsey has kindly offered to give away a bookmark and magnet to one lucky commenter.

To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment - don't forget to add your email address - and on Sunday 31st March at Midnight - 6pm est time - a winner will be picked with the help of Random.org.

Good luck!

2 comments:

  1. Lindsay, Heart's Desire sounds wonderful!! And so does Twice Tempted:)

    storimom2@aol.com

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say! I'm very excited about these stories. They just poured out of me. I always say when a story does that, it is a story meant to be told. Thank you so much for stopping in to read my interview. (((hugs)))

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