Past, Present and Future with Lynette Eason

I’m so honored to get to one—participate in this special suspense author blog hop with such amazing writers and two—get to interview Lynette Eason who is a mentor and friend. I wish we lived in the same town and could sit down and have tea together (though I would buy her whatever drink she wanted!) so we could chat about the writing life.
In lieu of that—this interview will have to suffice but I’m so excited to pick her brain!
Lynette has graciously offered to give away one signed copy of When a Secret Kills. Simply leave a comment on this post that includes your e-mail address. US residents only. Drawing closes Saturday, May 18th and midnight and winner announced here at Redwood’s on Sunday, May 17th!

PLUS: There is going to be one MEGA prize give away of several authors participating in this blog hop. I know both Proof and Poison will be given away. Simply formulate a tweet using the hashtag #ILoveSuspense to be entered. The more you tweet– the more often you’re entered. I’ve made it easy for you to do below:
Inspirational Suspense Author Blog Hop. Tons of prizes. Lots of GREAT interviews #ILoveSuspense. RT to enter! Click to Tweet.

My interview is over at Connie Man’s blog so I hope you’ll check it out and enter over there, too. 

If this is your first time visiting Redwood’s Medical Edge—it’s a medical blog for writers to aid them in writing medically accurate fiction. And I love helping authors injure, maim, and kill fictional characters the proper way. I field medical questions and blog on medical topics with a writing focus.
Welcome, Lynette! I’m so honored to have you here at Redwood’s!
Lynette: Thank you, Jordyn! I’m so happy to be here. Thanks for having me. And I would LOVE to live near each other. Think of all the trouble we would get into!! LOL.

Jordyn: It’s probably good we don’t live close for just that reason– all the trouble we would get into. I thought we’d focus on the past, present and future for our questions.

What’s been your favorite novel that you’ve published? What are you working on now? What’s something you dream to write about that might be outside your genre?

Lynette: My favorite novel would have to be Don’t Look Back simply because it was an easy write. I literally wrote the thing in about eight weeks and it only need a few edits. Right now, I’m working on book #2 in the Hidden Identity series. Book #1 is No One to Trust and set to release in January 2014. Book #2 doesn’t have a title yet.
Jordyn: I have to say Don’t Look Back was a favorite of mine as well– plus we have the whole best-friends-may-not-fare-so-well thing in common, too. 
I’m a big Castle fan and I love his card games where he invites fellow authors to play along. If you could have such a poker night, what three authors would you invite and why? One must be deceased. One alive. And the other perhaps a new author you’re liking but may off the radar.
Lynette: Well, you KNOW I’d invite you for my new author! LOL. Deceased? Hm…Mark Twain because he would provide the comic relief we all need. And Terri Blackstock simply because I love her books and bet she’s an awesome brainstormer.
Jordyn: Those are great picks and not just because I’m on the list but I am so glad I’d get an invite. It would be like being a rookie at the Super Bowl. 
Publishing is going through lots of rapid changes. What’s one thing about traditional publishing you’d like to stay the same, one thing you’d like to change presently and one prediction you have about the course of publishing in the future?
Lynette: Oh goodness, yes, changes all around us, aren’t there? I like traditional publishing because all I have to do is write the story and do some marketing. I would like that to stay the same. One thing I’d like to change is  the amount of marketing the publisher expects the author to do.  But that will never change, lol. And one thing I predict is that e-books and self publishing will continue to rise.
Jordyn: Now, this is a little off topic but I’m curious to know if you’d ever consider self publishing?
Lynette: I have considered it. I may even do it one day. But I like traditional publishing too much to mess with a good thing while I’ve got it. Besides, I think self-publishing might be way more work than I want to do right now. That is if I want to do it right—and I do. There is a lot of BAD self-pubbed stuff out there. I don’t want to be part of that.
Jordyn: I agree wholeheartedly. Now for some quirky—One thing you had to give up. One thing you’re currently loving. One dream you have that’s not yet fulfilled. 
I had to give up scrapbooking – simply no time.
Currently loving – life.
One dream that’s not yet fulfilled – hitting the NYT’s bestseller list.

Jordyn: Lynette—thanks so much for joining me today and I have no doubt I’ll see your name on the NYT’s bestseller list someday soon. Truly, my joy to have you. Many continued blessing on your writing journey!
Lynette: Thanks so much!
Next on your blog hop SUSPENSE tour is Lynette! Head on over to her site. She’s interviewing author Karen Barnett. Happy Hopping!

Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. Her home church, Northgate Baptist, had a tremendous influence on her during her early years. She credits dedicated Sunday School teachers and Christian parents for her acceptance of Christ at the tender age of eight. Even as a young girl, she knew she wanted her life to reflect the love of Jesus Christ.

Some of Lynette’s favorite authors who influenced her writing include, Brandilyn Collins, Dee Henderson, Shirlee McCoy, Karen Kingsbury, Robert Liparulo, Terri Blackstock and Deborah Raney. Lynette loves to ice skate, go bowling, walk on the beach, visit the mountains of Asheville, NC, watch American Idol, Law and Order, A & E channel, and surf the web. She is often found online and loves to talk writing with anyone who will listen. She gives God the glory for her giving her the talent and desire to spin stories that bring readers to the edge of their seat, but most importantly, to the throne of Christ.

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