Monday, March 4, 2013

Author Interview: Lyn Croft...

1. Please tell us a little known fact about you:

I am scared to death of Hannibal Lector. I literally get goose bumps and freak out when
people imitate his voice. Don’t ask me why I can handle all the horror I watch, but not
Anthony Hopkins. It baffles even me…


2. What was your favorite genre to read growing up? Is this the genre you currently write in?

My favorite genre growing up was horror, and still is. When all the other little girls were
reading “The Babysitters Club”, I was reading Stephen King. My current book, “Blood and
Lilies ~ Bloodlines is Sci-Fi Fantasy, but I do write some horror here and there.


3. What inspires you to write?

My muse smacking me upside the back of my head. Honestly, authors and their books
inspire me. I love reading the journeys they take us on. There is just something magical
about being able to create a whole other world, and then share it with others so that they can
experience it as well.


4. What sort of atmosphere do you need to write?

It depends on my mood, and the weather. During spring and summer, you’ll find me on the
patio, hacking away on my laptop. When it’s cold, I’m hiding in my home office with the
space heater and a cup of hot tea.


5. What is your all time favorite book?

I have to say this one goes to “Book of the Damned”, by D.A. Fowler. That book had me
scared to read it and I loved it! It’s about these people that are cursed to die horrible deaths
when they read the book – Book of the Damned. It gets you feeling like you’ll be cursed
and damned just for reading about reading it. And what happens to the characters in the
book…Great stuff!


6. Who is your all time favorite character that is not your own.

Buffy Summers, AKA, the Vampire Slayer. I know, I’m queen nerd in my town, and I’m
proud of it. Yes, I have the DVD collection, the comic’s, video games, and have around 30
books based off the TV series. Joss Whedon created a brilliant character with her, as well as
many others. She is my all time fave though.


7. Who is your favorite character of your own creation?

Oh goodness. If I tell you, the rest of my characters might start yelling at me. They’re
already giving me dirty looks; waiting for me to choose which one. Maybe I shouldn’t make
the twin Vamps jealous right now. Celeste and Estelle aren’t very happy with me after what
I did to them in the book.


8. When did you decide to become a writer?

In high school. I always had friends and teachers reading my work. They all said I had a
gift, and that I needed to keep writing. I stuck with poetry mostly, and a few short stories
here and there. It was only about five years ago that I decided to try my hand at novels.


9. Where are you from?

Born and raised in Southern California.

10. Why do you write?

I can’t really explain it, I just need to. I get a rush when I create a story and my characters
come to life. The need to sit and fill pages with stories is overwhelming at times. I couldn’t
function otherwise.


11. What’s the best piece of writing advice you have ever been given?

To just write. No rules, no guidelines, and no fears. Just let the words and creativity flow. It
gives me freedom to worry about the fine tuning of everything later, and lets my characters
tell me where they want to go.


12. Has your writing ever been compared to another, famous author? If so, who?

Actually, yes! I had a friend just tell me I’m the next Christine Feehan. I was so flattered. I
can only hope to be as well recognized as well as her someday.


13. And last, but not least, something really random:
~ Real books or eReader?

It will always be real books. I own a kindle, and enjoy it, but there is something about holding a
book in my hand, or walking into a book store to browse the isles for hours. Those can never be
replaced with an eReader. I’m just old school that way.


Links:
http://www.hellfirepublishing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/lyn.croft.3
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-and-Lilies-Bloodlines/147848071955494?ref=hl
Twitter: @lyncroft27

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hopefully you are the next Feehan! Or better yet, a very successful Lyn Croft.

Lyn Croft said...

Thank you Alex! That is quite the compliment. :D
email me at lyncroft75@yahoo.com for your free eBook.

Hydra M. Star said...

Cool interview. I use to have a Hannibal Lector sound bite that would go off whenever I got an email. It is a very creepy voice.

Lyn Croft said...

Hydra, I could see you laughing while you torture me, playing that sound. lol Thanks for coming by! Email me at the email (above) for your free copy. Thanks!!!
Hugs
Lyn

Hydra M. Star said...

Will do, Lyn...and yes I would torture you with it, hahahaha!

Aria Glazki said...

Nice interview - I agree with you whole-heartedly about real books.

Lyn Croft said...

Thank you Aria :) Real books are the best! Email me at the above address with your preferred eBook preference, and I'll send you a copy. Thank you!
Lyn

Aria Glazki said...

Somewhat ironic of us :) Will do - thanks!

Jeff Morin said...

@Lyn and Aria - I think most of us who are writing primarily for eBook formats still prefer paper of some sort.

Damyanti said...

Cool interview-- all the best for the book! And I love ebooks ;)


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Lyn Croft said...

@ Jeff and Damyanti - Please email me (lyncroft75@yahoo.com) for your copy of B&L. Let me know your preferred format. For my paperback lovers (myself included, lol) print edition will be available near summertime.
Thank you so much you guys. Hope you enjoy!
<3 Lyn