This month I am speaking to Lynn Miller, writer of The Witch’s Pride, the first book in her debut series The Sons of Rebellion.
Hi Lynn. To start, could you tell me how often you write? Do you have a special time during the day to write?
I take some time for the business of writing every day. Whether it’s critiquing or brainstorming with other writers, blog posts or research. I also try to write or edit every day. I am not always successful since I am so easily distracted. Between 8 and 11pm I am at my most productive but if I am blocked, I could also spend those three hours staring at a blank screen singing along to my playlist.
And how would you describe your writing style?
I consider my stories fast-paced. I tend to use minimal descriptions to plant the seed for the reader to use their own imagination. I love using a deep Point of View and getting the reader into my character’s mind. I don’t generally state the obvious and love allowing the reader to see what is being implied.
How much research do you do for your writing?
For this series, it was quite extensive. Everything from angel names to South African police procedures have been researched. I met with the owner of a gun shop and even know how to effectively sever the femoral artery. My browsing history is sure to raise a few flags. The only thing I couldn’t do was get into an actual ER to see what goes on.
That sounds amazing. Can you give us an insight into your main character? What does he/she do that is so special?
Dr Laken Jenner is a single mum and ER doctor. That’s pretty special. She’s just relocated to Cape Town to help her mother look after her grandmother who is showing early signs of dementia. All is not as it seems and Laken has to come to terms with her family’s big secret and accept the new responsibilities placed on her.
That certainly sounds intriguing. Thinking about books, what do you think about the ebook revolution?
I think it’s the best thing ever. I am slowly replacing all my paperbacks with ebooks. I find it convenient and coffee-stain-proof. I cannot imagine ever buying another paperback again.
And what is your favourite motivational phrase?
Do not allow them to make you feel less than – Chantal Stober. 😉
Thank you very much, Lynn. I think that’s all we have time for today.
Lynn Miller lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her love for storytelling started before she was able to read or write but she only found the time to pursue this lifelong passion once she sold her software business. Her magical tales weave the blurred grey between good and evil with love, family and friendship.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a cup of coffee and her kindle. She has always enjoyed both Romance and Urban Fantasy, and she writes in the genre that encompasses both: Paranormal Romance. She’s an outdoorsy city girl – comfortable at a campsite with her family or enjoying cocktails with her girlfriends.
The Sons of Rebellion, her debut series, tells the story of a family of fallen angels and their struggles balancing a personal and professional life with battling demons. Book 1, The Witch’s Pride, tells Jet and Laken’s Story:
Fallen Angel Jet has two weeks to find a witch or lose the most important weapon in the fight against The Devil. The powers that be decided aeons ago that Jet will marry her and start a new generation of magic. Instead falls for a woman from his past: Laken – a fellow ER doctor and single mum with secrets of her own. Falling for her new boss seems masochistic, and that is before she learns about Jet’s part in her family’s secret and troubled history.