Please welcome Lynn Rush to this week's Author Spotlight! Okay Lynn. We'd all like to learn a little something about you, so take it away. :)
The Writing Process: When writing, noise, silence, music, people around?
Music, most definitely. Skillet, Red, P!nk…those are good ones to start with. Throw in a little Lady Antebellum, Decyfer Down, Evanescence and Adele and I’m set for hours!
The Publishing Process: How long from concept to contract?
(Both in terms of months/years and also number of rejections!) December 2009 I wrote the novel. Signed the contract March 11th 2011. One rejection.
Writing Miscellany: What is the oddest thing you've done for research?
Called a locksmith and asked him if I froze the dial on a safe would it break and let me in. He laughed, then I told him I’m a writer and my 17 year old character can stream ice and snow from her fingers and needs to break into a safe. He was so sweet. I think he thought I was a crank call at first.
(Ah. But what's the answer, Lynn? Is it possible? Don't make me experiment with liquid nitro, okay? Because it would be more fun than freezing off warts, let me tell ya.)
Random or Weird questions: What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
Right now it’s Milk Duds. For years it was Malted Milk Balls…but I think I OD’d on them. Now I’m loving me some chew caramel and chocolate. YUM!
Crescent Moon Press, 2011
Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master’s order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his demonic enslavement.
The only obstacle—Jessica’s distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what’s left of his human soul.
You can follow Lynn on Facebook and definitely stop by her blog, Catch the Rush.
One last tidbit to last into the Labor day weekend...Lynn is giving away a copy of her book to one of the lucky people leaving comments! Print book for US residents, or an e-book if the winner is international. Spread the word!