MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RAECHEL LYNN!
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
My name is Raechel Lynn. My books are contemporary western romance, and paranormal erotica.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
My newest release, A Steele Horse, came about as kind of a personal challenge. I wanted to see if I could write a full-length romance novel, and westerns are some of my favorite, and since I have two horses of my own, it’s a comfortable topic for me to write about. It is a contemporary western romance, because I love the freedom of diverse character personalities that I can write about in today’s world.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I have always been a romantic, and I’ve always loved the image of the standoffish cowboy, who has a core of steel and a heart of gold.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
Growing up in the horse world, the rodeo scenes are second nature to me. I did spend time competing with my own horse in Montana, and to be honest, nothing can capture the beauty of Montana is written form.
Can you tell me about your Series?
Each of the Steele family kids will get their own stories told. They all intertwine because family is as important to the Steeles as their horses are. They have a home town, deep roots family feel, and each character has a personality as big as the Montana sky.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
I absolutely love A Steele Heart. Stella’s story reaches me on a level deeper than anything I’ve ever written. It will be releasing in September.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
I love a number of authors who write similar style family-based series, most notably Kat Martin. Her work inspired me to try and write outside of my comfort zone.
Was it always meant to become a series?
Yes. As a reader I like the connected storylines, so I wanted to do that as a writer too.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I usually write on my days off from my full-time job. I’ll find myself at the kitchen table for hours at a time lost in a new world. I try to write for as much as my brain can go for. Sometimes I’ll aim for a word count, or end of a chapter.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
The third book in the series, A Lucky Steele, is currently being written. It is Silas Steele’s story.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
Names are important to me, because I’m fascinated by what people name their kids. The Steele family kids are obviously all S names, and another family that becomes a part of the series are all named after wild west outlaw names or something related.
Where do your ideas come from?
Everywhere. My brain is constantly intaking ideas and thoughts.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
I want to write a fantasy novel.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
It’s not something I’ve tried yet.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Being accepted into the Seattle Erotic Art Festival anthology this past year.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
Exploring new worlds.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Writing! Now that I’m eyeballs deep, I’m not giving it up.
Have you always liked to write?
I started as a voracious reader actually.
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Just keep writing and don’t give up.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
I’d love to train horses for a living.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
Yes. I don’t respond because you can’t change people’s opinions. I take the bad as an opportunity to get better.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
What are you working on now?
Editing A Steele Heart and writing A Lucky Steele.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
All you need to know is that a very handsome cowboy turns Stella’s world upside down.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I write whatever is flowing in my brain at the time. So I often jump from one project to another.
Where did your love of books come from?
I was a loner as a kid, and I spend all of my time reading.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Ken Follett is my absolute favorite author.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
Cash Lawson is easily my favorite.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Both, depending on the day.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
The tv. I try really hard not to get distracted by it.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I am a strange bird anyways, so original is all I’ve got. Though as an avid reader, I know what pisses people off so I avoid that.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I wouldn’t be here without TL Travis, and the rest of my publishing family at CHBB Publishing.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
How not to fall down.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
What’s your favorite dinosaur?
My answer is Megalodon, though that bends the rules a bit.
Where can your fans find you and follow??
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/RaechelLynnAuth
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raechellynnauthor/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raechellynnerotica
- Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/raechel-lynn
- Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17524149.Raechel_Lynn
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️