I’d like to introduce you today to fellow author Lynne Stringer.
Lynne Stringer has been passionate about writing all her life, beginning with short stories in her primary school days. She began writing professionally as a journalist and was the editor of a small newspaper (later magazine) for seven years, before turning her hand to screenplay writing, novels and professional editing.
Lynne is the author of the Verindon trilogy, a young adult science fiction romance series released in 2013. Her latest novel, released in October 2016, is Once Confronted, a contemporary drama. Visit http://www.lynnestringer.com for more information.
Please Introduce us to your Blog. What is it all about? What sorts of posts do you lean towards?
In my blog I talk about my journey as an author and editor. I talk about the daily trials of an author and sometimes I combine this with advice for new authors from both an author and editor’s perspective.
What Message, if any, do you hope to Share through your blog/posts?
That being an author is a tough business. It’s rewarding but you should only do it if you love it, not because you think you’re going to become the next J.K. Rowling!
Tell us about your book(s):
I am the author of the Verindon trilogy, a young adult science fiction romance series about a girl named Sarah who thinks her life is completely normal until strange things start happening around her. When all is revealed, she’s taken out of this world and goes somewhere else …
What Inspired you to write your book?
My husband and I were going on holidays and on the long drive, he was trying to make me laugh by telling me cheesy pick-up lines. I was trying to think of some myself so I could join in the fun but the only one I could think of was, ‘You are the only reason I was put on this planet.’ I thought that sounded pretty lame and I imagined a guy saying it to a girl and she rolled her eyes, but then he said, ‘No, you are the only reason I was put on this planet.’ And I realized he meant it literally. I spent all our holiday wondering why and that’s when the Verindon trilogy was born.
From what Point of View do you prefer to write? Is there a reason?
I usually write in first person. I’m not sure why. That’s just the way it sounds in my head so that’s what I write.
Do you have a favourite or least favourite character? And Why?
My favorite character would have to be Dan. I admire him for his nobility and strength. I love Sarah, my protagonist, as well, for her compassion and sense of social justice. Another favourite character is Mr. Hatchet but you’ll have to read the books to find out all you need to know about him!
If you could meet one person from the past, who might it be and why?
I would like to meet Charlotte Bronte as I’m a big fan of her writing and the life of the Bronte family is something that fascinates me. She’s definitely an author who knows how to move you and can make you love or hate her characters in equal measure.
When you are NOT writing, what is your favourite pastime?
I like to spend time with my family, read, and watch my favourite TV shows and movies. I’m definitely not a party animal.
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