Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday Brunch 8/11/13


First and foremost, it is a pleasure to have you here.  Welcome to Harper’s Sunday Brunch Interview!

So, can you tell us what makes Lynn Davis tick?  What got you started on the path to becoming an author?

It’s so funny that you asked. Although I have been writing in journals, diaries and just about anything I could scribble my thoughts in…I had not dreamed of being an author. It was not until I read Fifty Shades of Grey that I was inspired to tell my own stories. Stories that stem from my dreams and just everyday inspiration, I hear a story about a man who was lost in the wilderness and then I begin to think about his family…then a story forms from the “What ifs,” and “just maybes.”

What are you currently working on?  Would you care to share a snippet?

Actually I am currently working on a story about heartbreak and what happens after the breakup. How does one heal and can love be renewed. Here’s a bit of the story :) I hope you like what you read and will look for it when it is released on Amazon. The working title is Mending Lydia’s Heartbreak.

Lydia sat on her couch with tears streaming down her face. It had been three years since she and Gary broke up. It was mutual in that she didn’t want to be where she wasn’t wanted but damn she loved that man, even now. The silent tears became soft sobs. She couldn’t understand why she craved him so and why she still couldn’t let him go. He had made his choice and it had been three years since the last time they’d talked. He had moved to another state and they lost touch.

She heard yelling that seemed far away yet close. It took her a few minutes to recognize that the yells were coming from her. They were yells of such pain and anguish.  She thought about the conversation that night over three years ago.
Her phone rang...

“Hey beautiful” responded a familiar voice. It was his normal greeting but something was missing. She dismissed it.

“Hey you, I miss you babe.”
“How much do you miss me?”
“Umm I miss you like the sun misses the moon.” She said thoughtfully.
She could hear the smile on his face as he said, “Babe, the sun can't miss the moon. Technically they are out at the same time.”
“Well you know what I mean butthead.”  She said teasing.
“I do, did you get my message earlier today? He answered changing the topic and his mood.
“Yes, you said we needed to talk?”
“Yes baby, you have time now?”
“I always have time for you baby. What's wrong? Did something happen on the job?”
“Is your family ok?”
“Yes Lyd, but I need you to listen to me.”
“Ok, whatever it is we can work through it ok.”
“I’m not sure this time”

Do you include some of your own personal experiences in your books or do you prefer to use your imagination?

Yes, always. You will find a hint of my personality in the main female characters. I also use my personal experiences in some scenes in the stories. I may switch them up and change minor things, but people that know me will be able to tell. lol

Why Erotic Romance?  What made you choose this genre over others?

To be honest, I ask myself that all the time. I think that I am just a romantic at heart, and I am amazed at different “How we met” stories, and for the most part, you can’t have a romance without the sex element. Sex is the most primal way we express love, and there’s nothing more romantic than a wonderful love story.

I don’t think that erotica is porn. I think a good love story can’t help but have two people expressing themselves in this way. So naturally, if I am going to write romance, it has to include the essence of what moves us. I also like that fact that other genres can be incorporated into a erotic romance novel. You can have suspense thrillers, mysteries, historical, paranormal, etc…

Do you have a specific process or a ritual you go through when sitting down to write?

Not really. Normally I will sit at my computer, open a word document, and start typing. I will continue to type until I start to see a story develop and a character steps up to “speak” to me. Then I will go back and delete everything before that point because it doesn’t fit.

Where do you find your inspiration for your plots?  Do you have any tricks of the trade you would care to share?

Well the best advice I heard is looking for the story in everything that you experience in life. So I can become inspired by a child’s playtime, a story, watching a couple interact, driving in my car, grocery shopping. Just about anywhere, as Mary Higgins Clark once said in her book, “Kitchen Privileges” just ask yourself “What If.” If you can do that then you will never run out of stories to tell.

What is the oddest place/situation where an idea for a book/plot has come to you?

In the shower… they always come when I am either soaking in the bathtub or washing my hair in the shower. Then I have to jump out grab my recorder and start spouting the ideas off before I lose them.

What makes a book stand out and perk your interest?

I like to be able to identify with the characters. I like the story to have twists and turns in it. When a story can get me to start talking to the book or e-reader while I am reading, then they have a loyal reader.

We all have our favorite authors.  Can you share some of yours and tell us why you like them?

My favorite authors at the moment are: Mary Higgins Clark. She has been my all-time favorite. I love her writing style, and all her stories never cease to amaze me that she can crank them out each year and you never get bored with her storytelling. I love how she says she will hear about something in real life and say “what if.”

I like Stephenie Meyer, especially The Host. I think the book was much better than the movie though.

New to the list is Susannah Sandlin, Shoshanna Evers, and Eleanor Webb. For their simple and sincere storytelling that pulls me in and keeps me coming back for more.

We all have a pet peeve, care to share yours?

Lol… the infamous pet peeve. It’s pretty simple for me; I have a hard time dealing with judgmental people. I’m not talking about critics or even criticism, but those that just have to say nasty things to people to feel good about themselves. They just irk me to all get out, and I try to avoid them at all cost.

When you’re not writing, what are the things you enjoy doing to relax?

I mostly I read. However, I love horseback riding on the beach, watching a good movie or just hanging with family and friends. Lately, I have started doing wine tasting and going to museums more to add culture.

Thank you so much for joining me here today, Lynn.  I know my followers will enjoy this spotlight as much as I have conducting it.  Good luck on all your future endeavors.

Thank you for allowing me to share with your followers. It’s been a pure joy!


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the interview. I really appreciate it.