It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for an interview with a romance author. Lynn Miller is a great storyteller, and I’m in love with the paranormal romance she is working on. She is a businesswoman, a wife, and a mother who takes care of her grandmother. A work at home mom, she runs a Software Development company with her husband.
Please allow me to introduce, Lynn Miller.
What was the hardest thing about writing your latest paranormal romance?
Lynn: Trying to justify how two intelligent doctors thought it was okay to not use protection. That is just something that just doesn’t happen anymore. I’ve cut a whole lot from the beginning and it’s not really necessary anymore but… That question has come up a lot!!
Maybe it was the heat of the moment. Are you partial to the all-around Good Guy, or the ultimate Bad Boy?
Lynn: Hmmm. I’m not a fan of either cliche. I quite like my heavily flawed Good Guys or the Bad Boy with the heart of gold. I think all characters need flaws to make them relatable and redeeming qualities to make them likable. I quite enjoy the fact that when the reader meets Lucifer, they have to take a pause, because nearly everything they’ve heard about him is probably true, yet he is still the good guy.
What is your writing process?
Lynn: I work in a four-act structure and work act by act. Write all scenes for a chapter. Put it up for critique. Do this for the entire act. The rewrite and restructure as necessary. Get it critiqued once more. Revise/edit. Send it to a proof-reader and then on to beta. Wash rinse repeat for the next act. Final beta would hopefully be as close to the final product as I can get it.
I also think it is very important to get critiques and beta readers. Staying positive and moving forward is necessary to be a productive author as well, let me ask you. What is your favorite motivational phrase?
Lynn: Do not allow them to make you feel less than – Chantal Stober. According to a psychologist friend, my rebellious nature is fueled, in part, by hating feeling like a victim. It’s the reason I don’t lie and I’m not rude. Because it makes me feel less than.
What is your favorite quote?
Lynn: Put on your big girl panties and grow a pair. – Lynn Miller. I said this in a frustrated moment a few years back and it sort of stuck. I kind of like the ambiguousness of the phrase.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Lynn Miller lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her love for storytelling started before she was able to read or write but she only found the time to pursue this lifelong passion once she sold her software business. Her magical tales weave the blurred grey between good and evil with love, family and friendship.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a cup of coffee and her kindle. She has always enjoyed both Romance and Urban Fantasy, and she writes in the genre that encompasses both: Paranormal Romance. She’s an outdoorsy city girl – comfortable at a campsite with her family or enjoying cocktails with her girlfriends.
The Sons of Rebellion, her debut series, tells the story of a family of fallen angels and their struggles balancing a personal and professional life with battling demons.
Book 1, The Witch’s Pride, tells Jet and Laken’s Story.
Fallen Angel Jet has two weeks to find a witch or lose the most important weapon in the fight against The Devil. The powers that be decided eons ago that Jet will marry her and start a new generation of magic. Instead falls for a woman from his past: Laken – a fellow ER doctor and single mom with secrets of her own. Falling for her new boss seems masochistic, and that is before she learns about Jet’s part in her family’s secret and troubled history.