This week's Intro to Author is on Lynne Marshall and her latest release novel Her Perfect Proposal. And there is a Giveaway!
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Intro- I'm the author of twenty books for Harlequin. I mostly write Medical Romance, but over the last few years I’ve also written for the Special Edition line (5 books). I love contemporary romance and am especially excited about my current Home in Heartlandia series. Book #2 – Her Perfect Proposal – is the March release. Please also watch for the third and final book in the series in June.
My Life- (short bio) Lynne is Harlequin author, a Southern California native, and has been happily married for a looooong time. She is a dog lover, a cat admirer, a meandering walker, a curious traveler, and an avid reader, but most of all, she is a writer, and is very happy about that.
Influences- Movies have been my biggest influences. There is nothing like a dramatic story portrayed flawlessly by talented actors to wring the most emotion out of me.
I guess I really fell in love with fiction when I first read To Kill a Mockingbird one summer when I was a kid. I got completely drawn in to that book. Though I enjoy reading all fiction, I noticed early on that the part in most books that always grabbed my attention was the love story. Then I discovered Barbara Delinsky, Linda Howard, Nora Roberts and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. The other fabulous romance authors out there are too numerous to name. It is truly a gifted genre.
How I write- I lie somewhere in between a plotter and pantser. I like to pin down the conflicts for both main characters with a seven-point conflict grid that I first saw from an online class with Lyn Cote. From there I build my story, and I’ve discovered the more involved I make my synopsis, the easier it is to write through the book. However, this is important to share, my story is NEVER one-hundred percent like the synopsis. My characters always surprise me and that often requires a different direction for the story.
Motivation- (why you write?) I write because if I don’t the stories build up in my head and I think I might explode! I do often need to take breaks and refill the well, though. The process of writing is draining at times.
Her Perfect Proposal – Harlequin Special Edition, March 2015
Journalist Lilly Matsuda just writes headlines; she doesn't make them. That is, until she runs afoul of Gunnar Norling while on assignment in the tiny town of Heartlandia. The handsome policeman intrigues more than Lilly's investigative senses…but she isn't going to let Gunnar's megawatt smile or smoldering good looks melt her heart.
Gunnar isn't a fan of people snooping around Heartlandia. He's been sworn to secrecy about the town's mysterious past, and he refuses to compromise that for anyone…even beautiful Lilly, who's hot on the story's trail. Besides, she's not going to stick around forever, and Gunnar refuses to let his heart get trampled on—unless Lilly decides to put love first!
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