Thursday, April 01, 2010

meet Lynette Eason

Patterings


Tell us about your epiphany moment when you decided you were going to seriously pursue writing and eventually publication.
When I first started writing, I did so as a way to combat loneliness. As a teenager and then young adult, I didn’t really have any aspirations to become published other than the occasional thought, “Wow, that would be kind of cool.” However, the came when I was a relative newlywed with a husband who traveled for a living. That meant I was often at home at night all by myself with nothing but the television for company. That got old pretty fast. Finally, two years later, when my daughter was only a few months old, I started working on a story I had running around in my head. It was only at this point that I convinced myself that I could actually sit down and write the thing.


Which of your books (published or upcoming) has been the most fun for you to write and which character is your favorite?
I would have to say the second book in the Women of Justice series. That book just flowed. I wrote it straight through and hardly had to do any revisions before sending it off to my editor. She didn’t make any changes either. That was really cool. I just loved doing the research on that book. I learned a ton about serial killers and what forensic anthropologists do.


What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Probably finding time to write. I just have to plant my tail in the chair some days and not worry about laundry, dust bunnies or cooking a healthy supper.

Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote?
I liked the villain. Isn’t that terrible? He is such a horrible person and yet he’s fascinating, too. I had to do a lot of research into the mind of a psychopath. Seriously disturbing, yet fascinating, too.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
LOL. I’m having trouble with this one. I’m not really a very quirky person and I don’t know that I have any strange habits. Ha. Maybe I should ask my husband this one and get back to you.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Cleaning house and cooking.

What would a perfect day for you look like?
To have my family around me as we play on the beach ending with supper at The Boundary House then back to the condo to put my feet up and write 5,000 words before crashing into bed.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I like everything except Sci-Fi. I really don’t like anything to do with the supernatural or paranormal. I guess I’m the one person who can’t stand vampire stuff.

Are there certain foods or snacks keeps the words flowing for you?
Unfortunately. Krispy Kreme donuts. Ahhhhh……………yeah, definitely. You can see them all sitting on my hips and waist now.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
Forgiveness, unconditional love, grace, mercy.

What lesson is the Lord teaching you right now or recently taught you?
That I’m writing for Him. That the words He gives me to put in a book are for His glory. That I only have to please Him in my writing and that’s all that matters.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
The next book in the Women of Justice Series is due out in September of this year. It’s called Don’t Look Back and is about a forensic anthropologist who was once the hostage of a serial killer. She managed to get out alive, but is dealing with the memories and such. When she starts putting some bones back together, she realizes that the person on her autopsy table has some of the same distinguished wounds that she herself had. It’s then that she realizes her would be killer is back to finish the job.

I also have a Steeple Hill book coming out in August of this year. It’s about a US Marshal protecting a judge. And falling in love with him at the same time.

Lynette is giving away a copy of Too Close to Home. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment and check back on Wednesday, April 7th to see if you've won. You can enter twice--once on each post in this spotlight. If you want to guarantee that you're notified if you win, then leave your email address in the comment, otherwise, you can just check back and email me through the button in my sidebar.
**Annoying little disclaimer: This giveaway is open only to U.S. addresses. By clicking on the Amazon link above or in the sidebar, and purchasing, I will receive a very small percentage of the sale.

9 comments:

  1. The second book is this series sounds exciting also, I will be looking for Don't Look Back. Please include me a second time, thanks!

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  2. Anonymous5:25 AM

    This book sounds good!
    Sunny

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  3. Sounds like a great book. I'm interested in the research done on the mind of a psychopath. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  4. Great interview. Would love to read your book.
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  5. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  6. Enjoyed this interview, I would love to be able to put in a full day, go home put my feet up and write 5,000 word before bedtime! Great interview! Hugs, Rita

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  7. Anonymous1:56 PM

    this book sounds wonderful...please count me in your drawing...thanks

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. I'd like to read this book. Thanks.
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  9. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Just what I would love to read....please enter me! Thanks!!!
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