Name Lynn Cahoon
Where are you from – Boise, Idaho now Greater St Louis area.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I’m a graduate from Boise State University in Political Science. I’ve been close to having my MPA but stepped away to raise my son. I’m married with two fur babies.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I’m right between two releases. Dressed to Kill came out June 23rd and Killer Run will release August 18th.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always written. Mostly just to entertain myself.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I sold The Bull Rider’s Brother in 2012. Since then, it’s been a whirlwind of fun.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I think all books need to be realistic, but it’s a work of fiction. I get people telling me I have the towns mixed up but really, it’s my own private California that I made up for my imaginary friends.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Writers are like magpies. They pick up bits and pieces from everywhere and everyone. So yes, the experiences are about someone I know or my own events and no, it’s not about anyone I know and my own life.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
I do have a mentor turned best friend. Laura Bradford writes the Southern Sewing Circle mysteries under Elizabeth Lynn Casey and an Amish mystery under her own name. She’s been very generous with her time and knowledge.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Let the Dead Sleep by Heather Graham.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I’m always finding New to Me authors that I love.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Working on the first book in The Cat Latimer mysteries. Once that’s done, I’ll return to South Cove for book #7.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
It’s sure not fun and games. A hobby is something you do for the love of it. I write to sell my stories, so yes, at this point, it’s a part time job. Not that I don’t love writing, but if I was to write for myself, I wouldn’t submit for publication.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I believe I write the best book I can at the time. Today’s book is better than yesterday’s always.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Nope, sorry, this is all undercover work. I don’t even have a critique partner.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The middle. It’s where I realize I don’t know what I’m talking about. Then I mope around a while and just get back to work.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Love Robyn Carr’s Thunder point series right now because of the small town. Love Heather Graham because of the paranormal elements.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Have to? No. But I’m attending 5 conferences this year and will do as many if not more next. J
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t worry about anything until you finish the book. You can’t sell an idea.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
No, but the first ones that stayed with me were A Wrinkle in Time and The Phantom Toll Booth.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I tell people I like to quilt. But honestly, I have no time right now.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Favorite foods? Yes. Except beans, I don’t like beans. I am fickle on my favorite color, right now it’s purple. Country music but I love all types.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Amazon Authors page http://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Cahoon/e/B0082PWOAO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1