Question 1: Who are you and what have you written?
I’m Lyn Horner, author of western historical romance and romantic suspense novels, all with paranormal overtones. My newest book is Beguiling Delilah: Romancing the Guardians, Book Six. This series features psychic characters who guard apocalyptic prophesies handed down through time from ancient Irish seers.
Question 2: If you had to paint a portrait of any author who would it be?
I’d love to paint a portrait of Diana Gabaldon. She is my favorite living author. My favorite of all time is J.R.R. Tolkien. Since I’ve met Ms. Gabaldon and know what she looks like, she would be easier to paint than Tolkien.
I was a fashion illustrator and art instructor until a move took me from my job. Having two young children at that time, I decided to stay home with them while my husband brought home the “bacon.” However, I quickly grew bored. Being a longtime reader of historical romance, I decided to try writing one. And that, as they say, is history. I now have 12 books published plus 2 box sets, all available on Amazon. I’m also a contributor to 3 anthologies, one of which is traditionally published, making me a hybrid author. I’ve won an award here and there and have received some terrific reviews, although not nearly enough.
Kwestion 4: Where do you write?
I write on my laptop, sometimes in a recliner in the living room or on my bed with research books and notes spread around me. I do have an office filled with bookshelves containing hundreds of books, and a nice desk. But since I need to keep my feet up most of the time due to circulation problems, I seldom work at the desk. I also write in my jammies lots of times.
Question 5: What is the most interesting thing you have learned recently?
I often watch (or listen to) the science channel on TV, as I’m doing right now. The most interest tidbit I’ve learned recently is that astronomers think there is a 9th planet (not Pluto) in our solar system – located extremely far away and likely very large. I’m anxious for them to find it!
Question 6: Have you experienced what psychologists call “The ultimate experience” ? Which is the frame of mind when you are writing and everything is flowing perfectly and the creative buzz is so great you lose track of time.
Hmm, sort of. I can get lost in my head when writing a scene, but that doesn’t usually last for hours at a time. I’m a plotter, meaning I pretty much know what my characters are going to do from scene to scene. The trick is to keep them on track so they end up where I want them. They do have minds of their own, but I’ve learned to control the willful creatures and still allow them to surprise me and readers from time to time. It’s a juggling act!
Last question: Are you happy as a writer?
Yes, I am happy writing. I don’t know what I would do without it, and thank God my husband and family are very supportive.
Lyn Horner’s, Beguiling Delilah, is available now on Amazon.
You can follow her on Twitter @LynHornerAuthor
For more about Lyn, and her back catalogue, check out her website here – https://lynhorner.com/