Friday, August 12, 2011

Q & A with author W. Lynn Chantale


Thanks for being here today, Lynn.


Thanks so much for having me here today! Your blog has helped me so much, and I must confess I am a fan.

You're so sweet. I knew I liked you for reasons other than LOVING your cover!!! Would you please share a short bio?

I dread this question because I never know what to say or tell anyone. I enjoy talking about what I do, but not about who I am. So just a few things about me. Last year I became a member of Romance Writers of America as well as my local chapter, and a couple of special interest chapters of RWA. I married my high school sweetheart and we have three children together. One big thing I rarely share is my visual impairment. I’m legally blind and have been since I was 18. Other than that I play bass guitar, or video games on my PS3 when the Muse is fretful. I enjoy knitting and love to bake. Chocolate chip cookies anyone?


Q Do you consider yourself a shy and/or introverted person?
Yes, I would consider myself a shy person. I’d rather hide behind a computer screen than talk on the phone or meet someone new.


Q In what ways has being shy or introverted hindered your writing career?
When I actually need to speak with a human being, I will procrastinate until the last possible moment.


Q In what ways has being shy or introverted helped your writing career?
One of the biggest assets has been the ability to watch people, listen to conversations, and study how they interact with one another. Being able to conduct Internet searches is a pretty good plus, too. :-)


Q What’s the hardest part of this business for you?
The hardest part of this business for me is meeting people, or even initiating a phone call.


Q Tell me about a time that you had to step outside your comfort zone either in your writing career or in your personal life?
Any time I have to face the public is stepping outside my comfort zone. Being in large crowds, or dim, dark crowded spaces is a bit daunting.


Q What’s one tip you could share with shy and introverted people that’s helped you?
Start with hello, and allow the conversation to go from there. At least that’s what my sister tells me. I’ve tried it once or twice and found it really works. :-)


Q Would you please share a short blurb of your book and where my readers can buy it?
A Sure, here it is:

Haunted by nightmares, Sheridan Sinclair just wants to get through one night without reliving the terrible accident that led to her miscarriage. And she longs for the arms of the man who betrayed her. Matthew Sinclair has always loved his wife, but when she refuses to speak to him after her accident, he's left to wonder what went wrong. When a stolen kiss ignites their forgotten passion, he'll use their love as a means to get her home and in his bed again. Will a husband’s plan of seduction be enough to heal a wife’s broken heart?


Seducing His Wife can be found at these online retailers:


Whispers Publishing
Amazon
Mobipocket
All Romance e-books

Q Where can my readers find you on the web?
Readers can find me at my Blog, on Twitter (@wlynnchantale), on Facebook or via email: wlynnchantale@gmail.com

Thanks so much for coming on today, Lynn. Have I told you how much I LOVE that cover????

Lynn will be giving away a copy of her book to one lucky commenter today.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Becky!. I'm glad you like the cover. Anistasia did a wonderful job. I brought an e-copy of Seducing His Wife to giveaway to a lucky commenter.

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  2. Sounds like this book honors marriage -- as a wife I like that!

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  3. Hi Charmaine, I'm a little old-fashioned and still believe marriage is honorable.

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  4. Hi Lynn! I would have never guessed you were an introvert. I think you do very well on social media...you initiated our friendship (for which I am very grateful!!). I've enjoyed following you and can't wait to read your book! :) Best wishes ~ Misty Dietz

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  5. Hey Lynn,
    Thanks so much for coming on today. I'll edit your post right now to mention you're giving away a free book.

    :)

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  6. Hi Lynn!

    No one would ever know you are an introvert from your interview. Congratulations on your successful marriage to your high school sweetheart. Your book sounds like I'll need tissues at the ready.

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  7. Hi Misty,
    Yes, I am. I much prefer being online than being out and about, or on the phone. Likewise about following, I've garnered some great tips from your blog.

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  8. Hi Kathy. I like my guy, he treats me pretty good. :-) Hopefully you won't need too many tissues.

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  9. Isn't it great that social media can turn introverts into extroverts? Good luck with sales!!

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  10. I just love the fact that your book promotes marriage--making it work through thick or thin. Marriage is hard work, even when you love each other. I've been married almost 24 years to my college sweetie.

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  11. Hey Becky. Someone else made a similar comment. What I find interesting is that quite a few of publishers do NOT want married couples. At least starting out. So much goes into keeping the romance alive in a marriage I could probably write a couple of short stories.

    Congrats on you and your college sweetie. I can't wait until I can say I've been married 24 years or 50 for that matter. :-)

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  12. In my book that's coming out next spring, my couple USED to be married, but I know that currently married couples are a no-no. I don't know why.

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  13. Next Q & A I have with an editor of one of those house I'll ask. They must have a reason.

    Thank you so much for hosting me Becky. I've had a great time meeting everyone. And for the winner of Seducing His Wife...Charmaine! I'll contact you soon.

    I appreciate all the comments that were left and again, thank you Becky for allowing me to be here. Thanks.

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