Monday, November 29, 2010

Interview with Paranormal Romance author: Lynn Rush!


Today I am pleased to welcome paranormal author, Lynn Rush. I met Lynn
when I landed representation with her agent. She's a ton of fun.

Hi Lynn, Tell us a bit about yourself!
For the most part I’m pretty boring. You can ask any of my friends. I love to stay close to home and spend most of my time at my laptop, writing. Shocker, I know. But when I’m not writing, I love to road bike and go running with my hubby of fourteen years. He’s just signed up for his first Ironman Triathlon and I’m doing a half marathon soon, so we spend a lot of time exercising.

How did you find yourself in the paranormal genre?
I grew up lovin’ all those paranormal-type movies and TV shows. You know, like the Hulk, Wonder Woman, Six Million Dollar man. As I got older, it turned into watching Buffy, Heroes, Charmed, and so on. . . . After the family and friends got over the initial shock of finding out I wrote some novels, they weren’t surprised to learn they were paranormal. J

From your web presence I can tell that you are an active Christian. Do your fellow Christians ever give you any guff about your work?
No, they really don’t. They are some of the most supportive people I have reading my stuff.

Can you share a bit about one of your projects?
Soul Saver is close to my heart right now. It’s really dark and edgy. A lot of my stuff is on the dark side, but this one I let myself go a little bit. I had tons of fun writing these characters. Here’s the little blurb we drew up for it:
After falling victim to a vampire bite, God grants strung-out druggie, Morgan Brooks a second chance at life. Only it comes with strings—she must partner with a moody, mysterious guy, Tanner Webbs, and collect souls for heaven. It’s a battle not only between the two polar opposites, but an ancient demon hell-bent on creating an alternate vampire race—starting with Morgan.

What's your special tip for Writer's Block?
Go for a long bike ride. Okay, I know that doesn’t work for everyone, but it sure does work for me. I don’t suffer from writer’s block much, but when the ideas are slowing down or I’m stuck in a weird spot with my characters or storyline, I hop on the bike for a few hours or go for a long run. Usually things clear out, and I come back refreshed, ready to write.

If you don’t bike or run, find something you love, something that takes you out of the situation and go do it. Then when you come back to things, they should have a clearer view.

Name one thing you'll buy/do if you hit the bestseller's list.
I think I would celebrate by taking my sweet hubby out for a big slice of plain cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory! Now, if I’m one of the lucky ones who makes a ton of money by hitting the bestseller list…then I’d pay off my mortgage. **Refer back to question #1: I’m pretty boring**

Thanks, Lynn for stopping by! Be sure to drop by Lynn's website http://www.lynnrush.com

Catch the Rush: http://www.lynnrush.com/

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me here. This was GREAT fun! Love your blog, Brooklyn.

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  2. Thanks, Jillian! She asked some great questions, huh? :)

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  3. Don't let Lynn's answer to the first question fool you. With around 15 completed manuscripts under her belt, this girl is far from boring. She can really crank the words out. A force to be reckoned with. And she's a fantastic, supportive, caring human being to boot.

    Great interview, Lynn!

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  4. Thanks again to you, Lynn for stopping by today! SOUL SAVER has a tantalizing premise!

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  5. Thanks, Brooklyn. Soul Saver holds a dear place in my heart for sure.

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  6. Great interview Lynn!!! :)

    Good luck with the book! Hope you find a great home for it... :)

    Lisa

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  7. Hey Lynn,
    You are not boring at all lady! And I can't wait to read this story...loved the blurb...

    Dawn Chartier
    NOT AN ANGEL, OUT NOW!

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  8. Hi, Lisa. Thanks for stoppin' by. I hope so, too. Fingers are crossed!

    Dawn--Thanks! I'm glad you liked the blurb. Those sure are hard to write. I think I drove my crit partners MAD I redid it so many times! LOL!! I'm excited about this book for sure!

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