Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Interview with Lynn Kellan, RUN TO HER

What is something you’ve lied about?
I didn’t realize how much I was lying to a friend until I found myself growing more and more uncomfortable whenever I was with her. We just weren’t a good fit. She liked to complain about the school our kids attended, and then she’d apologize for being so focused on the negatives. I told her I didn’t mind. I was willing to listen to her, but her negativity began to weigh me down. It was darned difficult to come up with a way to tell her that I didn’t want to hear bad stuff all the time. I tried to steer the conversation to happier topics, but she always seemed to drift back to the stuff that bothered her.
Eventually, I gently stepped away from that relationship. It was difficult to do, because close friends are tough to come by, but it was the right thing to do. Since then, I’ve felt a lot happier.

Who is the last person you hugged?
I hugged my daughter this afternoon when she came home from school. She’s a teen, so hugs are a rare and wonderful thing.
Whenever I hug someone I love, I take a big whiff of them. Their shampoo, the scent of their skin, the scent of wind and school that clings to their clothes. 
My dog is much easier to catch for a hug, but I usually end up covered in hair after those encounters. (My dog is a Sheltie. In other words, my dog is 10% bone and 90% fur.) Whenever I hug my dog, she smells like corn chips and tennis balls.

What are you reading now?
I am reading MISTRESS OF THE VATICAN by Eleanor Herman. It’s an entertaining history book about the Vatican in the 16th century. I tend to gravitate to historical non-fiction when I’m looking for things to read at night. If I’m reading a compelling fiction novel, it’s difficult to put the book down. So in the interest of getting a good night’s sleep, I often read non-fiction right before bed.
I’ll read romance during the day. If I know I’m going to need to entertain myself for a chunk of time, I know a romance will keep me happy. My favorite romances contain a lot of drama, emotion, and action. The most recent romance that I read was: THE HATING GAME, by Sally Thorne. It. Was. Fantastic! Unfortunately, it was her very first novel. So, I have to wait until her 2nd book is released. I can’t wait!!

I also love anything by Kristen Callihan. She is amazing. I’ve read my copy of Shadowdance five times over the past six months. She writes paranormal and contemporary, and I’m amazed at how well she does both.

Historical romance is one of my favorite genres, and I’m looking for suggestions. Got any good ones?

How do you come up with the titles to your books?
I try to pick phrases that my characters say or think. For instance, in ANYTHING YOU ASK, the hero would often say, “Anything you ask” when the heroine asked him for something. In RUN TO HER, the hero admits that he’s been running to her every since they’ve met, but she’s always been too fast to catch…until one lie changes everything.

Share your dream cast for your book.
Wladimir Klitschko (real-life heavyweight professional boxer) would play my hero. Wlad is a huge guy with a rugged, Slavic face. Whenever I think of my hero, I think of Wlad. A real tough-looking guy. Hayden Panettiere (the pretty blonde American actress) would play the heroine, who is an accountant. She doesn’t appear to have much in common with the hero until she realizes she might be the only one who truly understands the hero’s ugly past.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Lynn Kellan writes contemporary romance about strong men who have a weakness for smart women. She believes men and women aren't that different, because everyone wants to be with someone who will empty the dishwasher. To prepare for her career as a romance author, she fell in love with bad boys, burly athletes, battle-hardened Marines…and married a chemist. Lynn has won numerous writing contests and served two terms as President of her local Romance Writers of America chapter, but she feels a true sense of accomplishment whenever she doesn't embarrass her teenaged kids.

For love. For funny. For ever.

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