Author Of The Week: Chat with M Lynn (Golden Curse), Plus Giveaway!
Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!!
Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!
We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!
Introducing M Lynn, YABC's Author of the Week!!
Lynn has a brain that won’t seem to quiet down, forcing her into many different genres to suit her various sides. Under the name Michelle Lynn, she writes romance and dystopian as well as upcoming fantasies. Running on Diet Coke and toddler hugs, she sleeps little - not due to overworking or important tasks - but only because she refuses to come back from the worlds in the books she reads. Reading, writing, aunting … repeat.
Ten year old Persinette Basile was forced to flee the palace of Gaule for her life.
Now at eighteen, she must find a way to return in order to obey a curse on her family line.
The prince won’t know who she is. Not anymore. But she knows him and what he will do if he discovers her true name.
Made to fight for her life to earn her place, she vows to find a way to break the curse no matter the cost.
To. The. Death.
The words describing the tournament turn Prince Alexandre Durand’s blood to ice.
The last warrior standing will win a spot at his side.
As he's thrust onto the throne, forbidden magic, dangerous betrayals, and a complicated love could tear his reign apart.
When the secrets begin to unravel, will Alex stay true to the laws and traditions of Gaule or will he give it all up for a woman who deceived him?
Inspired by the Rapunzel story, this is the golden-haired princess as you’ve never seen her before.
~ Author Chat ~
YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
My niece is fairytale obsessed and for a while her favorite was Rapunzel. She made me watch Tangled with her - such a cute movie - and it gave me the inspiration. I wanted to write something she'd be proud of and think was cool. But she's four. I dedicated the book to her and her response to a book about her favorite princess was "Why did you write a boring book?" LOL. She meant one without pictures.
YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?
Edmund. He's basically the sidekick throughout the entire series no matter who the main character is. He's funny, but also extremely loyal. Everyone needs a friend like him.
YABC: Which came first, the title or the novel?
Definitely the novel.
YABC: What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
There are some fighting scenes I love. I've always been an author people said was great at emotional scenes and dialogue. I love writing the romance bits. But action was my weaker side and I was very proud of how I stepped up my game for all the one on one sword battles - and there are a lot of them.
YABC: Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?
Learn the business. Writing isn't everything. You obviously have to write the book, but you also have to spend time and money on learning how to sell those books. That's what separates the writers from the authorpreneurs who can make a living at this.
YABC: What do you like most about the cover of the book?
The hair wrapping around the sword is so cool. My designer did an amazing job.
YABC: What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2019?
Emerge: The Betrayal by Melissa Craven. I've been waiting for this one for forever!=
YABC: What was your favorite book in 2018?
Bright Side by Kim Holden
YABC: What’s up next for you?
I have two more books releasing in the Fantasy and Fairytales series and two upcoming contemporary series!
YABC: Which was the most difficult or emotional scene to narrate?
Deaths. I tend to kill characters pretty regularly and end up bawling every time. In my newest book, I have a hanging scene and it completely destroyed me.
YABC: Which character gave you the most trouble when writing your latest book?
Tyson. He's the main man, and he struggles with a lot in the new book.
YABC: Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?
YABC: What would you say is your superpower?
My memory. I can think of a scene in the shower word for word and then write it the next week when I get to that point in the story. I don't write a lot down. All my plotting is in my head.
YABC: Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart?
Not any specific one.
By: M Lynn
Release Date: October 2018
Three winners will receive a e-copy of Golden Curse (M Lynn)
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