Monday, 20 May 2019

An Interview with Patricia Lynne + giveaway

Today Patricia Lynne is visiting my blog. She was kind enough to let me interview her. Patricia Lynne is the author of Leaves of Fall, which releases today.

Welcome to Pearls Cast Before a McPig, Patricia.
Could you tell a bit about yourself for those people who don’t know you yet?

I’m Patricia (or Patty. I’ll answer to either) and I have a creativity problem in that I want to CREATE ALL THE THINGS!

In all seriousness, writing wasn’t on my radar for a long time. I went to college for about a year as an art major, but I didn’t see where that degree would get me outside of teaching. I have the maternal instincts of a rock. You don’t want me around kids for more than five minutes. I kind of fell into writing. I was bored one day and decided to write down a story I thought about while trying to fall asleep in bed. It snowballed from there.

When I’m not writing, I paint, knit, and make jewelry and magnets which I sell at local craft shows.

What can you tell us about your books?

Leaves of Fall is a young adult post-apocalypse fantasy story about a young girl who lives in a world where man and nature—specifically trees—are at war. She is kidnapped by outlaws and rescued by a tree nymph named Birch who promises he can get her back to her family.

In any of my books you can find something paranormal, fantasy, or sci-fi. Sometimes, like in my NA Abducted Life, I mash paranormal and sci-fi together and create alien vampires and werewolves. I like my books to give people an escape. Turn off your brain and enjoy the ride. Life will be waiting when you return.

Have you ever used people you know as characters in your books?

The most I have done is used names of family and friends in my books. Sometimes I need a name for a once mentioned character, so I pick a relative or friend’s name.

Where can you be found when you’re not at your desk writing?

I don’t have a desk, so I do my writing on the couch. Which is also the area where I do my painting, crafts, and jewelry making. I had a desk once and barely used it. I’m just not a desk type person.

What did you do to celebrate the release of your first book?

My besties threw me a book release party for Being Human. They got a cake and made posters with my book cover on it. We goofed off a lot. Later, we had a bonfire.

What authors have been an influence to you? And have you read any books lately that you want to share with us or have you been too busy with writing to read?

Two big influences for me are Zac Brewer who wrote an awesome series called The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, and PNR author Kerrelyn Sparks. She can always make me giggle and she creates fun worlds and characters.

I’m never too busy writing to read. ;) Some awesome books I’ve read are by writing friends I’ve made online. Christine Rains writes urban fantasy and I’m eagerly waiting for the last book in her Of Blood and Sorrow Series. In fact, I may have yelled at her to get on it on her blog one day. Another writer I always make a point to pick up is L.G. Keltner. Her Self-Help 101 series is hilarious. I also think she’s trying to make a Guinness World Record on longest book title ever.

I’ll stop there before this answer gets too long.

Are there zombies or pigs in any of your books or will there be any in future books?

There are no pigs…yet. Anything is possible with my muse. I have a New Adult zombie story, but it needs a lot of editing. And a title. I’ve currently titled it Mmmm, Brains. Over on my Patreon, I’m sharing a zombie story that’s set in the town I currently live in, Sault Ste. Marie. The way this area is set up and how remote it is would be perfect for trying to survive zombies.

I must say I like the title Mmmm, Brains. I will keep an eye out. Thanks for stopping by and happy release day!


About Leaves of Fall:

Armory was born into a world torn apart by war between man and nature. Trees are the enemy. But when she’s kidnapped by nomads and taken far from her home, a tree nymph is the one who comes to her rescue.

Birch promises he can get Armory home. He says not all trees wanted a war. Armory has no choice to trust him if she wants to see her family again.

Together, they trek across the ruins of America, meeting both human and trees who want nothing more than the fighting to stop. But the hatred between the two may be too deep to heal. Armory isn’t sure her friendship with Birch will be enough to convince the human race to take a chance on peace. Birch has a plan, though. He’s just not sure he’ll survive.

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About Patricia Lynne:

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Patricia is giving away a handmade bookmark of choice to one lucky winner!

To be entered in this giveaway leave a comment for Patricia on this post with a way to contact you.

a winner will be randomly selected on Saturday May 25th, 2019 and contacted soon after.

1 comment:

miki said...

i like the idea of the book and i would love to see what kind of bookmarks you are creating.