Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Release Date: 9th April 2017
Publisher: Death by Choc Lit
Publisher: Death by Choc Lit
Today on the blog I'm thrilled to have Lynda Stacey visiting with a fantastic author interview! Lynda's latest book Tell Me No Secrets is hot off the presses this month! So, lets find out a little bit about the book before we put Lynda through an
Can a secret be worse than a lie?
Every time Kate Duggan looks in a mirror she is confronted by her guilt; a long, red scar reminding her that she was ‘the one to walk away’ from the car accident. Not everyone was so lucky …
On the surface her fiancé Rob is supportive – but the reality is different. He’s controlling, manipulative and, if the phone call Kate overhears is anything to go by, he has a secret. But just how dangerous is that secret?
When Kate begins work at a firm of private investigators, she meets Ben Parker. His strong and silent persona is intriguing but it’s also a cover – because something devastating happened to Ben, something he can’t get over.
As Kate and Ben begin their first assignment, they become close. But, what they don’t realise is how close to home the investigation will bring them, or who will be hurt in the process …
Do you write under your real name or is this a pen name you use?
I write under my own name Lynda Stacey
Where are you from?
Doncaster in South Yorkshire
List 3 interesting facts about yourself.
I've been a Sales Director for the past 26 years, but I've also been a model, a scuba diving instructor and a nurse.
What was the first thing you ever had published?
I had an article published in a newspaper twenty five years ago... It was very short and at a time when the dental charges were changing. I wrote a piece called, 'Even the dentist's have teeth.'
Do you have a writing routine?
Not at all. My writing is very sporadic. I work full time, so some night I just need to relax, but others I'm up till the early hours, just writing one more chapter.
Do you have any writing rituals?
Only that I start at the beginning and perfect as I go along. I couldn't write the whole draft before going back to the beginning. I like everything to flow and when I write 'the end' it means I've really got to the end... well... until my editor gets hold of it.
Where did the idea for your most recent book come from?
TELL ME NO SECRETS began as a very different book. It had a totally different storyline, but one Kate Duggan came into the story, the book took on it's own life. Everyone who beta read it said... 'not sure about the story, but we love her...', so then, it became her story. I tore it up and started again.
Who was the first person you shared your book with? My friend, Kathy Kilner. She gives me an honest opinion in everything I ever do.
Do you have a current work in progress?
Yes, I'm writing a sequel to the last book, to House of Secrets. I'm hoping to release it by Christmas.
Do you have any advice for budding authors?
Just to keep going. I wrote for years without anyone really knowing, which I think was a mistake. I think you have to have faith, join groups like the Romantic Novelist Association and talk to other writers.
About the Author
Lynda grew up in the mining village of Bentley, Doncaster, in South Yorkshire and went to both Bentley New Village School, and Don Valley High School.
She is currently the Sales Director of a stationery, office supplies and office furniture company in Doncaster, where she has worked for the past 25 years. Prior to this she’d also been a nurse, a model, an emergency first response instructor and a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor … and yes, she was crazy enough to dive in the sea with sharks, without a cage.
Following a car accident in 2008, Lynda was left with limited mobility in her right arm. Unable to dive or teach anymore, she turned to her love of writing, a hobby she’d followed avidly since being a teenager.
Her own life story, along with varied career choices helps Lynda to create stories of romantic suspense, with challenging and unpredictable plots, along with (as in all romances) very happy endings.
Lynda joined the Romantic Novelist Association in 2014 under the umbrella of the New Writers Scheme and in 2015, her debut novel House of Secrets won the Choc Lit & Whole Story Audiobooks Search for a Star competition.
She lives in a small rural hamlet near Doncaster, with her ‘hero at home husband’, Haydn, whom she’s been happily married to for over 20 years.
A WORD FROM LYNDA - Come and find me at www.lyndastacey.co.uk to hear my latest news. You could follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lyndastaceyauthor or watch out for my tweets @Lyndastacey
Come say hello. I'd love to hear from you. Oh and if you love the book, I'd be really grateful if you'd take the time to leave me a review.