Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Author Interview: Patricia Lynne

Today I am excited to have Patricia Lynne, author of "Being Human" stop by the blog to tell us a bit about what you can expect from her next, where her inspiration comes from and what types of monsters she prefers. 
Describe BEING HUMAN in five words or less.

Vampire boy needs to survive.

You have a lot of finished first drafts finished, are you currently in the process of sprucing any of them up for publishing?

I'm trying! I have a short story series called Path of Angels I want to get published. It's New Adult and is about four archangels born on earth. Their job is to find fallen angels and send them back to Hell. When they find a journal detailing a plot to release Lucifer from Hell, their focus shifts. Sent the first short out to a few betas.

Do you work on multiple books simultaneously? If so, what is your process?

I try to focus on one project at a time. Right now I'm working on finishing a first draft of a story. It has no title so I've been calling it Squidboy due to the mercharacter that is half human half squid. Once I get that done then I'm going to work on Path of Angels.

Fans of ___________ will enjoy my books.

Uh, yeah... I have no idea. I can't even figure out other books to compare any of my stories too. There are few similarities in my opinion.

What are you currently reading right now?

I just finished reading The Afterlife. Not a bad story about a boy who is killed and becomes a ghost. I'm thinking I might finally crack open Witchblood by Emma Mills. It has vampires and witches.

How did you come to the decision to go indie?

At first I considered traditional, but as I got closer to having Being Human ready for publication, indie publishing was gaining ground. I looked into both and decided indie publishing fit better with me. Plus, I knew the market was saturated with vampire tales so agents and publishers weren't looking for those stories.

Being an indie author what impact (if any) have book bloggers had on your career?

There wasn't really any impact in the beginning. Now I hope to find book bloggers to review my books. It's tricky. A lot don't accept indie books.

Where did your inspiration for BEING HUMAN?

Thirsty by MT Anderson. The ending of the book was dark and a bit depressing, but it left me wondering what happens next? Then Tommy popped up in my head and told me an interesting story about two brothers - from the POV of the vampire brother who couldn't remember being a human.

How do you respond to maybe negative (or not-so-nice) reivews?

I don't. The most I do is whine to my hubby and some friends that someone didn't love my book. Then I get over it. There isn't one book in the world that everyone loves. Why should my book be different? Not everyone is going to like the story and I'm okay with that.

Any advice for aspiring authors?

Work hard but make sure you have a good time. The story will turn out a million times better if you enjoy every second of the journey.

This or that?

Monsters under bed or monsters in closet? When I was little I was more afraid of monsters under the bed. I could imagine them reaching up and grabbing me so I made sure to never dangle my arms over the side.

Hot chocolate or chocolate milk? Really? I have to choose? That's evil of you.

Kindle or Nook? I've only read with a Kindle so far so I have to say Kindle.

E-Book or physical book? I like both. Ebook means I can carry one device and a thousand books, but physical books are easier to flip back and double check something.

Wal-Mart or Target? Jo-Ann Fabrics! What can I say? I'm crafty. =P

From Goodreads: "For Tommy, there is only one thing he needs to do: survive. 

Only surviving isn't that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans think he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included.

The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A bond connects them, and with Danny's help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He'll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.

Tommy just wants to survive and he knows what he needs to do. But with the number of humans that mean more to him than a meal growing, he'll learn there's more to life than simple survival. He'll discover being human doesn't mean being a human."

About the Author: 

Patricia Lynne never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. But some stories are meant to be told and this one chose her. Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.


  1. Haha! The monster's under the bed question was great! I was afraid of monsters under the bed when I was little too. Being Human sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

    Jesse @ Pretty in Fiction

  2. I definitely like that attitude toward reviews... I think it can be difficult when you have something so personal and people don't like it, but I think that's really the best attitude to have -- that not everyone can like everything. We all have books that we don't enjoy (even if they're generally popular novels!), so it's good to recognize that when it comes to your own work as well.

    Great questions & responses. =)

  3. Thanks for having me, Avery. It was a fun interview. =)


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