Lynda is busy touring with her latest release Stormee Waters, but was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us.
What do you think makes good writing?
For fiction, a writer must tell the story that lingers in their mind and heart, from their perspective, with their feelings. Tell the story they would like to read. I want characters that aren't perfect so that through their struggles and change, I come to care about them and want to stay in their story, even wondering how their lives are progressing long after I've finished the book.
Do you have a favorite hobby or pastime?
I have always like to design and have had a love affair with fabric for a long time. So I quilted for many years then wondered into the world of designing fiber art wall-hangings. While a piece can be intricate and time consuming, I find the process quite enjoyable and a definite change from writing.
What's your favorite character archetype of literature?
My favorite is the male lead who has an alpha male persona, is a commander with rough edges that every female wants to smooth. He has a loving heart that he only gives away once and for keeps.
oh yes, I agree with you when it comes to alpha males. Umm :)
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and I wish you the best of luck with Stormee Waters
Lynda is an author of contemporary romance that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve closed the book. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband of fifty years. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and doing community service work together. When she feels the need to take a break from writing, she enjoys creating fabric art. She offers an open invitation to view both her writing and fabric art on her blog.
Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble...
Stormee Waters knows about hard times. Needing to care for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she moves to Houston, Texas and takes a writing job for a popular magazine. Her first assignment is to interview a successful business man for a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized. Her target, Dirk Savage, appears to have the right criteria. He's adventurous with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he's just the type of man that Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle and sell. But can she handle the heat when she catches his attention?
Dirk Savage is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering her in the naive young woman assigned to interview him sets his jaded emotions on high alert. Can he convince her that his pursuit is genuine?
“How old are you?” His tone possessed a clipped edge of exasperation.
What does my age matter? Mortified, she fidgeted with the small purse she held in her lap.
“You blush and fidget like a little girl.”
To her astonishment, and with more force than necessary, he closed her door, circled the car, and
slipped back behind the wheel. A few minutes later, he parked in front of the Stardust Restaurant. This time,
when her door opened, he helped her out and led her toward the restaurant’s entrance, stopping just short to
maneuver her into a secluded niche in the building’s exterior.
With her back against the rock wall, Stormee muttered, “What are you doing?”
“Time to make up for leaving me standing in your doorway.”
Shock kept her immobile, while the sweetest pleasure she’d ever experienced sensitized her mouth
beyond bearing. With unhurried, soft kisses, he explored the corners of her clenched lips.
Mrs. Stanton’s warning echoed in her ears. “Remember to keep it professional, Stormee. He’s not the kind of man you’re used to dealing with.” She pushed away the annoying memory as he wet her bottom lip with his tongue.
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