It is with great pleasure I introduce Victoria Lynn. Full disclosure, Victoria has been a huge blessing to me, and I'm so happy to be a part of her anniversary tour.
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Victoria graciously agreed to an interview, even though I was late in getting the questions to her, and even though she had been poorly. Here she is, the woman herself sharing her thoughts on my rather scattered questions.....
What made you want to write a book set in London?”
I’m an obsessed anglophile and love anything English. I guess I was probably inundated in english fiction and movies at the time and it just came out in my writing.
What is the first book that made you cry?
THE FIRST ONE??!?!?!? Girl. . . I have too many books that I can think of. . . The first one that comes to mind is Jessica’s Prayer and Jessica’s Mother by Hesba Stretton. They were two small stories that were published together and were very popular in the 1800’s. The story really touched something in me and I remember as a young girl, probably 12 or so crying over the story.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I am best friends with Julia Erickson, another Indie author who has published two novels in the ICE Agency series. She was the first one to really push me to finish a story and she has always encouraged me to pursue my writing. I also have some very good and dear friends who I have gotten to know in the last few years who are writers and authors as well. It is so fun to have a group of people who understand and are great encouragers.
What’s your favourite under-appreciated novel?
I have actually met a lot of people who haven’t read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott which is like the end-all be-all classic for me and I was shocked. But actually, the one that most people don’t know about that was a staple of my teen and adult reading (like, I literally read it 10 or more times) is Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter. I love all of her books though, so check them out!
What did you edit out of this book?
That’s a really tough question because I honestly can’t think of anything I cut. I actually had to rewrite and add the entire villain plot line, because that was very underdeveloped in the first draft.
What was your hardest scene to write?
Hmmm. . . the hardest scene to write in London was probably either the parts about Bancroft (no spoilers) or the ending confrontation scene. I wanted them to be cohesive and with action scenes, sometimes that can be difficult.
Do you Google yourself?
Um. . . I didn’t, but I just did when you asked that question. LOL! I found all the right things, so I guess its good if someone googles Victoria Lynn Author, all the right links will show up.
If you were a kind of chocolate what would you be and why?
Mmm. . . Probably Dark chocolate with caramel on the inside. I can be confident on the outside, but inside I can be melting and quivering. I also am super empathetic as well. I think of caramel when I think of comforting. LOL! There’s the answer to your silly question.
Thanks so much for having me Sarah! It has been a pleasure! You are such an inspiration yourself. <3 And I feel honored to call you friend.
Isn't she gorgeous? Here's a little about Victoria in case you didn't know how lovely she is...
Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she's not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at www.rufflesandgrace.com about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings.
About London in the Dark
Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by the largest run of thefts in recent history. His hunch that it is all tied together may put him and those he loves in more danger than he could have reckoned.
Olivia Larken Hartwell is just home from boarding school for the summer anticipating time with her adoring parents.She misses her absent brother, Cyril, hoping for the day he will finally come home. But tragedy strikes, causing upheaval for all concerned and changes her life in a way she never could have imagined.
Olivia, Cyril, and their friends must bring the hidden to light, seek to execute justice, and dispel the darkness that hovers over London… and their hearts.
First Place winner must be in the United States only. Winner receives, one paperback autographed copy of London in the Dark, a London themed t-shirt of their choice from my Zazzle shop, and one Book Themed mug designed by me from my Zazzle shop.
2 Second place winners. Open internationally. Receives one ebook copy of London in the Dark.