Exclusive Interview with

Heather Lynn

Let’s start with your Career as a writer!

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When did you start writing?

I hadn’t written a story, other than what we used to have to do in grade school, until about 10 years ago. At that time, several things happened:

i) The kids were a little bigger, I found I had a little more time, and I started to read grown-up books again, using my imagination in a way I hadn’t in some time.

ii) I learned of a family friend who has written several futuristic-fiction books (a series, which I enjoyed very much) but made the choice to print copies to give his loved ones/friends only. His joy comes simply from sharing his story. That got me thinking about the kind of passion one feels, when they have a story to tell.

iii) A story idea about a girl deliberately going back in time, struck me—I’ve always loved the idea of time-travel and its consequences. It quickly grew from an idea to a story, to a series!

As soon as that happened, I found myself asking questions. Why does she want to go? How will she get there? What knowledge will she go with? Then came the research. Now I was reading for knowledge, learning about Wicca, herbs, stones, and moon phases. I’m happy to say that I learned things that have become a part of who I am.

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What makes writing your passion?

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How long have you been writing?

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

I was soo excited! It all seemed so unreal! After all of the time I’d spent dreaming, writing, and rewriting, I actually had a book on the market—finally! I’m delighted to be able to say that and very happy to be able to continue working on the SkyWatcherBook Series.

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

I can’t actually say I’ve had “writer’s block”, but now and then when it’s time for a little break from the actual writing, I like to work on banners, teasers, cover ideas for the current WIP . . . that kind of thing.

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

I keep going because I love the story I have in my head and I want to share it. I enjoy spending time with my characters, molding them, and seeing how they react to what life throws at them.

To a new author, I would say, "Write that story! Do it YOUR WAY. Don't give up and always believe in yourself!

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

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Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

I do read my book reviews. It’s good to know where you stand with readers. Of course, you have to know going in that everyone isn’t going to be as big a fan of your characters and plot as you are, but that’s ok, that’s life. The biggest problem I have with reviews is getting them. So many readers just don’t realize how much it benefits a writer to have their work reviewed and perhaps seen by a reader who might not have otherwise been aware of the author.

Please readers, if you’ve enjoyed a book, especially one written by an independent author, leave a review, help spread the word.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

I’ve used several real-life moments/events in my stories. Not only are they relatable to other people, but I can write with 100% accuracy about how it felt to live through them or watch it happen.

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

I don’t think the book cover is AS important as the story, it is after all about the story. I do, however, think the cover is very important. If it doesn’t grab a reader’s attention in some way, the story may very well be overlooked and never given the chance it deserves.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

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Who is your favorite author? Why?

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What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?

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Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?

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If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?

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What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.

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What would you say to your readers?

Thank you so much for taking a chance on an independent author and reading my story! I appreciate the opportunity.
Now please . . . leave a review.

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Thank you for sharing! Let’s talk about your Personal Life!

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Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?

I was born and grew up in Toronto, Ontario. After marrying and having our first son, my husband and I moved north of the city, looking for a quieter, calmer place to bring up our children. The quiet didn’t last very long though because, within a few years, we had 3 boys and a dog. The boys aren’t kids anymore, they’re all young men now, each growing in his own direction and each a delight in his own way.

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What is your day job if you have one?

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What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, working in the garden, and spending time at my cottage. I’m very good at relaxing.

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Did you have a happy childhood?

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Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?

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Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?

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What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?

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If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?

If I had 3 wishes? Eek, that’s harder to answer than one would think.

1) Health and happiness for my family and friends will always be number one. What would life be without them?

2) A good-sized piece of property on a quiet lake would be awesome. Somewhere my husband and I could enjoy the peace and the kids and their future-families, would like to come and visit.

3) Of course, success in my writing would be excellent. That’s not to say I’m looking for tons of money, I would simply like to know that people enjoy my work.
Although . . . now that I mention it, tons of money would be all right too!!!

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What is your favorite music?

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Share a secret with us 🙂

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Thank you! We wish you the best of luck for you and your art!