I was lucky enough to get to know Lynda in Orlando this summer at the 2010 RWA conference. It was great fun meeting another "western" girl (as I dubbed Lynda, fellow GHer Jacqui Nelson, and myself), but an even greater pleasure to meet another western, erotic author.
Anyway, as I stated above, Lynda is one of those talented writers who can produce in several genre. She also writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and YA.
So take a few minutes and get to know this lovely, FUN lady. And wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Sat. 20th) !!!
Thanks so much for being my guest Lynda;)
Now, on with the show...........
What type of romance stories do you write?
Though Wild Flower was a 2010 finalist in the Golden Heart® historical category, I tend to write mostly contemporary, erotic romances. Check out my website www.LyndaBailey.net to read some excerpts. My next two stories, however, are a romantic suspense and YA urban fantasy respectfully.
What inspires you to write in the different sub-genres?
Gosh, that’s a good question. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good answer. LOL. Wild Flower was born from my love of all things western and the fact I grew up on the great plains of this country. Most of my contemporary stories have their roots in the real-live-people I’ve met through the years. I got the idea for my romantic suspense after hearing a local TV news reporter speak at a writers’ meeting. My YA urban fantasy hit me while listening to The Golden Network’s agent/editor panel in Orlando. Guess you could say my inspiration is as diverse as the varying colors of a rainbow.
Who inspired you to begin writing? And why?
Lorraine Heath. I guess she inspired me b/c I wanted to do for others what she did for me - She gave me wonderful entertainment. She allowed me into the lives and hearts of people from another place and time. She made me laugh and she made me cry. She made me want to give that kind of entertainment to others. I'm not there yet, but I am working on it.
Do you think writing in all these different sub-genres will make getting published any easier or faster?
In a word, no. First and foremost, you have to write a good story with compelling characters readers can relate with. Having a unique voice is also imperative if you’re going to grab the attention of an agent or editor. If having a variety of stories is any advantage at all it’s that you’re not pigeon-holed into any one sub-genre. Not that that’s a bad thing. I admire those writers who can immerse themselves time and again into Regency historicals or dark paranormals. But for me, variety is the spice of writing. What about for you?
Thanks again for being my guest, Lynda! And have a very Happy Birthday! Visit Lynda's site for more info: