Interview with Pamela Lynne, author of Surrendering the Past
01 Aug 2017
What can you tell us about your new release, Surrendering the Past?
Surrendering the Past is the first book of The Granville Legacy Series. It is an emotionally rich, gothic, suspenseful romance that sets the stage for the continuing story of the men of the Granville family and the women who love them. This opening book delves into the past of two brothers, Wesley and Richard, and how their tortuous childhood affects their relationship. Their abusive father has set his sights on a new victim and they each have their own way of dealing with the problem. While doing so, Richard falls in love with the woman he vows to protect and Wesley attempts to keep all his secrets hidden.
What’s the last book you read?
What Angels Fear (Sebastian St. Cyr, Book 1) by C.S. Harris.
Who is your favorite couple from literature?
Hands down, without a doubt, forever and ever, Darcy and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I’ve had the bug as long as I can remember and lived in my own imagination throughout my childhood. I wrote some incredibly embarrassing poetry and short prose in college and then put it all aside when I started my family. About five years ago, while in the middle of a difficult pregnancy, I once again opened my computer and surprised myself by having something to say. My two biggest influences are Jane Austen and Flannery O’Connor. It’s hard to compare these two authors, but their influence on my work can clearly be seen in this new series.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love getting to know my characters, especially when they reveal themselves slowly and in surprising ways. Of course, there are few greater satisfactions in life than typing “the end.”
If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?
I know I should say reading or writing, but I’ll be honest and say sleeping. As a busy mom, sleep is the one thing I do not get enough of.
What scene in Surrendering the Past was your favorite to write?
The next to the last scene in the novel is my favorite. One of our heroes has just had an incredible emotional release after long years of keeping it all together. Seeing him vulnerable and raw was so intense for me and we get to see a side of him that we had not before been privy too, as does another character.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
It probably sounds lame, but I truly believe there is nothing you can’t accomplish if you work hard and believe in yourself. It might take a while, but you can reach your vision of success if you just go for it with all you’ve got.
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