Dreamer *pats the already neat soil around another colorful flower*: Good, keeping me busy. *Rises to her feet and leans against her pale blue picket fence* So, what has you out during daylight hours? I didn’t hear anything about the Prankster Duo letting Eerie’s Zombie herd out for a run.
Wicked: Actually, I’m expecting company. As a matter of fact, she should be here.
Dreamer *gazing down the beaten Swamp path*: Does she happen to fly?
Wicked *puzzled*: Um, not that I’m aware of, why?
Dreamer *slightly alarmed look on her face*: Because unless your guest has grown a pair of wings, something or someone is heading in at a very unsafe speed.
Snarky *dashing out of her cabin, curling her “formal” whip*: So, is she here yet?
Wicked *turning to watch a racing blur on two wheels skid to a stop and spray up some dirt*: I’d say, yes.
*Ooohhss and Awwwss commence and the Swamp inhabitants shuffle, slither and limp their way over to meet our latest guest*
Wicked *huge grin* May I present the wonderfully awesome, up and coming Young Adult Paranormal author and all around great person…Lynn Rush!
As children we tend to have an idea of what we want to be by the time we’re ten. Before you decided to pursue the artistic dream of being a writer, what did you want to be and why?
I wanted to be a psychiatrist and eventually an FBI profiler. Remember Jodie Foster’s character in Silence of the Lambs? I sooo wanted to be her!!!
Mine was a judge, so think of this…your cases could have sat before my bench. Oh, think of the fun that would be!
If you turned your laptop/computer/pen/typewriter (yes, some of still use these!) over to your character(s), how would they describe you?
Some of them would call me a crazy-insane speed junky (I used to be a speed skater and mountain biker). Some might called me a space cadet because when I start writing, I kind of lose track of what’s going on around me. But all of them would describe me as driven. I’m pretty persistent when I have my eyes set on a goal.
Hey Lynn, maybe we should check out the Bondurant Driving School Track sometime? I hear they let you break the rules on speed!
Many writers have that first novel which will never see the light of day. Out of curiosity, do you have one stashed somewhere? Inquiring minds want to know: what was your first attempt at writing and how old were you?
Oh yes. I sure do! It’s called Light of Truth. It was my very first novel ever written. So, it was back in 2008—I won’t say my age (LOL)—and I didn’t even know what point of view meant! My sweet mother-in-law, Lynn, was the first to read that. Despite how horribly it was written, she found some things to encourage me with and that sparked everything! She’s the reason I give a portion of my proceeds to cancer research and treatment. She died of cancer October 2011, one month after the release of my very first novel (Wasteland).
What’s some of the funniest/sweetest/strangest things you’ve heard from your readers?
Getting emails from readers just makes my day. I try to answer every email, tweet, or message I receive because the readers are what it’s all about for me. I love interacting with them. I’ve gotten little messages from how they have book boyfriend crushes on David, my 400-year-old half-demon, to emails about how thankful they were for the New Adult category. That made me really smile because starting in a new category is always difficult. You’re just not sure how people are going to react, but so far, it’s really going well. New Adult isn’t as sweet as YA but it’s not so steamy as Adult. And when a mother wrote a note stating that when she saw New Adult, she felt safe letting her kids read it (16+).
Now it’s time for the best part–our bullet questions. Ready? Set. GO!
Blades, guns, fists or feet?
Favorite Fairy Tale of all time?
Three titles and their authors sitting on your nightstand/bookcase/table/floor waiting to be read?
Jeaniene Frost: At Grave’s End, Destined for an Early Grave and This Side of the Grave. I’m digging that Night Huntress series!!
Greatest one liner of all time?
No soup for you!
Sarcastic witticism, Southern sweetness or Geeky disdain?
Strangest item currently taking up space in your writing cave?
Wad of gum on a coaster. I tend to chomp a bunch of gum while typing…was too lazy to get up and throw it away.
Favorite supernatural creature?
Now for the most exciting part of all. Lynn’s latest title, VIOLET DAWN is here!
Violet Dawn (Violet Night Trilogy, #2)—Release Date April 1st, 2013
In the darkest place, the Light shines brightest.
Emma’s love saved Jake from life as a vampire. But their happily ever after is threatened by a savage Vamp seeking retribution for destroying the Avenos Trinity of Evil.
A mysterious stranger enters the mix, coinciding with the first Vamp attack in months. Emma’s new friendship, and the suspicion and deceit surrounding it, further drives a wedge between her and Jake.
To complicate things, Emma is bitten by a Vamp with abilities no one has ever seen before, and that bite has left its mark.
A mark that might tear Jake and Emma apart forever…
“Fast-paced, action-packed, Violet Dawn is basically everything you’d want from a vampire hunter novel and then some. Emma has kick-ass written all over her.” ~Kate Evangelista, author of Taste
“Rush knocked this sequel out of the park.” ~Carrie Butler, author of Strength
If that’s not enough, check out Lynn’s other titles as well:
Violet Midnight (Violet Night, #1) Released October 2012
Tainted (Wasteland, #3) Released January, 2013
Awaited (Wasteland, #2) –Released May 2012
Wasteland (Wasteland, #1) Released September 2011
Salvation comes with a price…
Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master’s order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his demonic enslavement.
The only obstacle—Jessica’s distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what’s left of his human soul.
“A pulse-pounding adrenaline surge brimming with poetic pyrotechnics, Rush’s story caresses your heart. Wasteland is a game-changer in the ho-hum angel/demon world. Beautifully written prose, strong characters and a compelling plot will keep readers hooked until the last page.” –Romantic Times
***A portion of all proceeds benefits cancer research and awareness***
Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake, and a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research and awareness.
Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 16 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs.
Connect with Lynn online
Catch the Rush™: www.LynnRush.com