This week I’m continuing the series of interviews with author Lynn Hubbard, whose specialty is historical romance. She has several works available, including a young adult romance titled Return to Love. Her latest release is 5-star rated Chase the Moon. Today she sits down for my ten questions:
Could you tell us about yourself and your writing?
I am a single mom and love it! I love animals and traveling. I write Romance, I believe fantasy is way better than the real thing! At least in my experience!
I see on your Amazon page that you’ve written several historical / western romances as well as a young adult romance. What prompted you to write the YA novel?
Return to Love is one of my favorite books. I thought up Joanie when I was in middle school it just took a long time to write her down. She was everything I was not, tough, brave, confident.
How did you become interested in the western / late 1800s time frame?
Who doesn’t like Cowboys? Again characters pop into my head and I write about them in whatever setting. I’m currently working on a piece from 1776 a great year!
What interactions have you had with your readers?
I don’t do many book signings, but my best experience is when a fan walked up to my table and said “I read your book and I loved it.” Reviews are wonderful but hearing it in person is phenomenal!
Is there any theme in your writing you keep coming back to?
Lol! I have a lot of cross dressing in my books. My characters are free spirits and they do what they wanna do.
Is there a message you want the world to hear through your writing?
YES! Believe in yourself and don’t take any crap off of anyone!
Are you a pantser or a plotter?
Pantser ( i had to look it up!) I start with a character (a voice or scene in my head) and I build a world around it. When I start a book I have no idea what will happen or how it will end I just write. I cried for three days when I wrote “Chase the Moon” at an unexpected turn of events. It made my readers cry as well. I’m sorry!
If you could make a movie based on your writing, would you, or do you prefer to tell your stories through the written word?
Ahh the movie question! I have had several fans tell me they would like to see Run into the Wind as a movie. Well my book cover models are very much alive and well; they would do nicely in the movie roles! (Jeandre Lindque and Julian Fantechi). Peter Jackson for the director, I’m sure he could capture my vision.
Peter, Call me!
What lessons have you learned from self-publishing?
Sooooooooo much! I am still learning more and more everyday. I love having free reign over my very small kingdom. I once read the requirements for a Romance publisher & they spelled out when the characters had to have sex. (Chapter four) and so on. I mean if Sabrina wasn’t in the mood someone could get shot!
Who / what are your creative influences?
My books aren’t typical romances. I think I wrote them because of that. I try to instill reality and humor. I used to read romances all the time growing up and I would hate when the guy would fool around or the heroine would do something stupid. I’m a sucker for happy endings.
Thanks, Lynn, for such a great interview!
And if you really want to see one of her bodice-ripper covers, here ya go (click to buy the book):