Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Interview with YA Author Cindy Lynch

Cindy Lynch
Chesterfield, MO USA

Good morning, Cindy, and welcome to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors. What have you written?
I have written three books so far. They are all apart of the Bye For NoTrilogy. Book one is Bye For Now; Book two is Even Willows Weep 
and book three is The Lightning Tree

What is your favorite genre to write?
General Fiction and
Young Adult Fiction

Favorite food.
Mexican food

Tea or coffee?
Coffee for sure. Everyday.

Pizza or ice cream?
Ice Cream

Wine or beer?

Where would you like to visit?
Fiji is on the top of my Bucket List

Favorite musical artist.  
Right now my favorite musician is Greg Laswell. His music is the soundtrack of my trilogy.

What makes you laugh? 
My kids and our crazy Vizsla puppy, Maggie

Favorite work of art or sculpture.
Fearless Girl

I love her, too. They moved her! Down the street, I hear. How old were you when you started writing?
I started journaling as a little girl which blossomed into writing poetry, then into short stories. I was 14 when I realized I wanted to write novels.

Do you plan out your book with outlines and notecards? Or just write?
I just write. I’ve had this story in my head since I was 14. The first book, Bye For Now, poured out of me in two weeks. The second, Even Willows Weep, two months. This third and final installment, The Lightning Tree took about a year. I think that’s partly because it’s the end of the road for this storyline. I’ve loved this story for a very long time and I’m sad to see it end.

Describe your perfect evening.
Dinner with my husband and friends

Where do you get your inspiration?
From life. You write what you know.

What do you do when you get a writer's block?
Go for a run, swim or bike ride. That’s usually where my ideas start popping.

Who is your favorite author?
Nicholas Sparks. The Notebook about killed me.

Best book you ever read.
There are so many great books out there, but emotionally speaking The Notebook is my favorite.

Last book you read.
The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer?
I would have continued to be a teacher. I was an elementary school teacher for 8 years before my first son was born. When I chose to be a stay-at-home mom, it felt like the right time to become an author.

Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
I’d have to say my mom has been the most influential person in my life. She has been a wonderful role model on everything motherhood.

If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
That’s a tough question. I just watched something on the History Channel this morning about Nikola Tesla. There’s a lot of controversy as to what happened to all of the trunks that contained his notebooks with details about all of his inventions. It was intriguing. So, to answer your question, Nikola Tesla.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Just sit down and start writing. Don’t think about structure, grammar, punctuation, just write. When the writing is done THEN go back and work on the rest.

Do you have some links for us to follow you?
Twitter: @mykidssayswhat
Instagram: cindylynch2530

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