Please welcome Miranda Lynn (@MirandaLynnBks)!
What name(s) do you write under? If you write under a pseudonym, what helped you choose that name?
I write under the name Miranda Lynn as my actual last name is long and doesn’t flow well off the tongue. I had an author friend help me pick the name which is actually just my first and middle name.
What is the name of your most recent or upcoming release?
Destiny Finds Her is the latest release, the next in the series has yet to be titled.
Can you give us an idea of what the story is about?
It’s about a girl who finds out she’s not who she thought she was. She has to travel back in time, accept herself and decide to either use her powers to save the clan of the man she loves or to turn her back on it all.
What genre is it?
Time Travel Romance
What is your writing process? Do you use an outline, fly by the "seat of your pants" or some other method?
I am a pantser for sure. I write when inspired or when my characters are most active.
Did you use a graphic artist to create your cover art? If so, what helped you decide on the cover(s) of your books?
I did use an artist, Brandy with Sister Sparrow Graphics created my cover and I found her through a recommendation of a friend. I have to say she created exactly what I wanted with very little input from me. I knew that I needed to keep it simple yet eye catching so I focused on a few key points and let her do her creative genius.
What have you learned on your journey from writing to publishing that you think should be passed along to those interested?
Having a professional editor is extremely important and a group of people you trust as beta readers to catch what you and your editor missed.
I know some authors set writing goals, such as so many words per day. Do you set any goals for your stories?
I try to set goals, but it usually doesn’t work out well for me. I don’t write well under pressure. I have to let the creativity flow when it wants. I do try to write every day but I don’t require a certain amount of words each day. It helps having multiple projects to work on so that something moves forward each day.
Do you have a favorite character of your own and what makes him/her your favorite?
That changes with what I am writing, right now I have a character that I am in love with in a new series I am working on. His name is Sebastian and is inspired by Shemar Moore. He’s cocky, broody, and will soon get the chip knocked of his shoulder and his world turned upside down. You will find out more about him soon.
Do your characters "talk" to you?
Yes they do, and sometimes I am just an observer to their conversations with each other. Each story is a movie in my head, though there are days that my characters direct my writing. Those days are usually my most productive. I am lucky that my husband understand the “voices” in my head are real to me, and not a reason to commit me to the asylum.
Who controls a story when you write; you, your characters or a combination?
It’s a combination.
How can we connect with you?
You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, I also have a website that you can keep up me at. I will admit the best place to find and connect with me is on Facebook.
Thank you for joining us today!
Thank you so much for having me today and I hope everyone enjoy’s Jami and Devlin’s story. I look forward to connecting with you all!