Hi all, it’s good to be back and blogging for
Suite T today. I’ve been asked several
questions that had me thinking hard in how I
wanted to answer them, so I decided to simply
bullet point them and answer them in interview
Suite T: What will be different about your writing after going through a pandemic?
Lynette: Honestly, I can’t say anything will be different about my writing. While I hated the pandemic like everyone else, it probably didn’t affect this introvert too much in terms of my writing. Pre-pandemic, my days were usually spent at my desk in front of my laptop. During the pandemic, it was pretty much the same. All that to say, my writing has stayed and will stay the same in terms of story type, character type, suspense, and romance content, etc. because I believe that’s what the readers want.
Suite T: Will You be able to schedule your writing and family and other responsibilities and keep them balanced?
Lynette: Yes. I hope. Ha. I’ve been doing this for over twenty years and unless something drastic happens, I’ll continue on doing what I’ve been doing. Because if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? I do have two children at home for the next couple of months and then I'll have an empty nest! I've had one before fora short time, but this time it's probably a little more long-term as both of my kids have purchased their own homes. All that to say, I'll probably find myself writing even more than usual once the dust settles and the house is quiet.
Suite T: With your new book, Hostile Intent, do you feel you spent more time developing the story, characters, plots, or dialogue?
Lynette: I always spend loads of time on character development. I don't feel like I can write a story if I don’t know my characters inside out. Therefore, I have a character sketch that I fill out with each book so i have a really good grasp on their personalities. That’s not to say they don’t tell me something new about themselves as the story progresses, but that’s the fun part. :)I love it when that happens. It’s exciting. The plot comes as I write. I’m mostly a pantser. Meaning, I don’t know all the details -the plot-when I start writing. As for dialogue, I simply write what I “hear”. I kind of see everything playing out in my head like I’m watching a movie on a screen. Then I transcribe what I see and hear onto the page. I know it sounds weird, but it seems to work for me.
Suite T: With this new book, Hostile Intent, what, if anything, do you want the reader to know about you as an author?
Lynette: I supposed I want readers to know that I appreciate them and their support of my stories so very much. Writing is a difficult career and it’s not always kind to those who are in the profession. Just knowing the readers love the books is a blessing. And if the readers want to sign up for my newsletter, that would be amazing. They just need to click on my website and go to the contact tab and sign up. They can also follow me on social media, they can find me here:
Thanks so much for having me back on the Suite T blog. I’ll end with two questions. What’s your favorite type of fiction story? And what kind of occupations do you like to read about the most?Suite T: We want to thank Lynette Eason for her interview today and for sharing with us. She has asked two great questions. We are all anxsious to find out the answers.
Lynette Eason Bio: Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Collateral Damage,
Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and
Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the
Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others.
She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s
degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with