Roxanne Rustand here, happy to share an interview with award-winning Christian author Lyn Cote! For those who leave a comment or a question for Lyn, there will be a drawing for a free e-book!
Tell us about yourself. What led you to become a writer? I was born to be a writer. I discovered this in 5th grade!
What is your writing schedule like? I'm beginning to slow down from 5 or 6 a.m. to breakfast to lunch to 2 p.m. After 45 books, I have decided to write less and live more!
What is the hardest thing about writing? Has that changed, over the years? The hardest thing about writing is that so many people don't understand writers. They think coming up with the idea for a book is the hard part. That's easy. I have thousands of ideas. The hard part is putting it down on the page so that when a reader picks it up, she/he gets exactly what's in my mind--sights, sounds, feelings.
Tell us about this book. This is one of my most dear books. It is set in the place I love, the Northwoods, and is about real people facing danger and the demands of loving.
What inspired you to write it?
Watching snowmobiles zoom past me on a frozen lake.
Give us some insight into your main character.
My main character is Wendy who never knew her father and whose mother didn't recover from this loss till Wendy was an adult. Wendy has to be "mother" to a younger sister and raise herself in the bargain and it makes her a strong and compassionate nurse.
What are you working on at the moment, that we can look forward to?
I am polishing up a cozy romance (mix of the two genres) also set in the Northwoods. Again it's a heroine who has overcome personal tragedy and yet can love. It's had elements of coming of age too. (And her hero is dreamy)
The only thing I can think is that I like to include bits of humor in my writing. Laughter is so important to us all.
Also, Winter's Secret is FREE on all online retailers. Here's the link https://booksbylyncote.com/SWBS/book-table
USA Today best-selling author of over 40 romances, Lyn Cote writes award-winning contemporary and historical romance. Her brand is "Strong Women, Brave Stories.” Her books feature a strong heroine, usually a multi-cultural cast of characters and authentic history or contemporary life. She lives with her real life hero in a lakeside cottage in the Northwoods with two fun cats. Visit her website/blog at http://www.LynCote.com and sign up for her newsletter. Also look for her on Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest and Twitter
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