Hello, Magical Musings readers! I hope your week is going well so far. I had the pleasure of interviewing author JB Lynn today! I got to know JB by after I first started reading her Hitwoman books and enjoyed getting to know her through social media. She has such a fun personality and displays that in her writing. So, let me introduce you all to JB Lynn!
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To start off, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a Jersey girl who’s blooming in the Sunshine State. I’m owned by dog named Smudge. I think coffee and cheese should be considered major food groups. I love purple pens, microfiber sheets, and the music of Sara Bareilles, David Garrett, and Straight No Chaser. I collect house plants, Life Is Good t-shirts, and fabulous friends. Oh, and I’m addicted to writing!
Have you been writing “forever” and if not, when/how did you decide to write?
Yes, I’ve been writing forever, or at least since I was about five. When my teachers would assign us to draw pictures, I would write stories instead. As a result, I can’t draw a lick, lol.
What genres do you typically write?
I write a lot of humorous suspense/mysteries with a touch of romance. For a change of pace, I write romantic suspense.
Do you read in the same genres you write?
I do! In general, I read widely (but rarely anything historical) and I read a lot of non-fiction…including the backs of cereal boxes.
Where do you find your inspiration and ideas for your stories?
In the shower. Seriously, I get so many of my ideas while I’m showering. I keep dry erase markers in there so that I can write on the walls/mirror. To an outsider, it probably looks like the room was occupied by a crazy person.
Are you on social media? If so, which platforms do you like to use to interact with your readers most?
I love interacting with readers on Facebook and Twitter, but it’s even better to watch readers talking among themselves about my books. 🙂
What is the strangest thing a reader has ever said to you?
I was asked if I was redhead, since Maggie, the heroine of my Neurotic Hitwoman books, is such a firecracker. (I’m not. But my face does turn very red at the drop of a hat….quite embarrassing!)
What do you love most about the romance writing world?
How diverse it is. There’s something for everyone (and every mood) out there. It’s like having a million different travel channels where I can escape into someone else’s life for a a book…or a series.
What do you have coming up?
THE HITWOMAN & THE HOMECOMING (book 11 in the Neurotic Hitwoman series) – I can’t believe that I’m writing Maggie’s 11th story. I’m so lucky to have found a readership that loves her as much as I do.
UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT — a romantic suspense novel – This one isn’t humorous, but I’m very proud of it.
They’re very different from one another and I’m excited about them both!
Anything else you want to say to the Magical Musings readers?
I’m always so honored when people take the time to write to let me know that my books have helped them through hard times and/or entertained them. Readers are what makes all the hard work worthwhile. Thank you!!
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Here is the blurb:
Imagine a high-strung, comfort loving hitwoman at a rustic spiritual retreat.
Things are finally looking up for Maggie Lee.
Her almost-lover Patrick is taking steps (albeit deadly ones) to insure they’ll have a future together, her niece Katie is about to be released from the hospital, her sister Marlene has stopped turning tricks and started tossing pizzas, and Maggie has a chance to land a new (legal) job.
If only God would stop hounding her to apologize to her mother, Maggie would be pretty close to content with her life.
When Maggie agrees to take out a new target, using a spiritual retreat as her cover story, she ends up with a spoon (long story), an odd, selectively mute roommate, and a chance to save a life.
As Maggie struggles to balance all the important people in her life and deliver on the deadly contract, she begins to believe that God may be right about the act of contrition he’s demanded…but will she live long enough to do it?
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Readers, do you have a favorite book or author that writes humorous suspense/mystery?