Meet Faith S. Lynn!
I am a New Adult author. From Lies to Promises is my debut novel! I am wife to the best husband of the freaking universe and mother to 3 majorly awesome kids! Reading, Xbox, cooking and WINE just barely scrape the surface of who I am. Everyone who knows me will say I am a nerd… and I would agree. Want to know a secret? I am a super hero. True story!
I have an obsession with anything people consider odd and I think learning is the bees knees. I have an Associates degree in Business Management and was an accountant for 7 years. I know, boooring! But I like having a problem and seeing a solution.
Maybe, just maybe, this is why I enjoy writing so much!
When did you start writing and why?
I have been writing stories since I was little. It was the most creative way to get my overactive imagination out in the open.
How long have you been writing?
A couple years ago I started to write a book and never finished it, because my kids were still so young and I have a full time job. Around this time my mother was diagnosed with cancer. So between hospital visits, working, taking care of the kids, cooking, and keeping the house (somewhat) clean I lost interest. I quit my job in March to spend some much needed time with my kids during the summer. I started writing From Lies to Promises at the beginning of August, when the kids started back to school. Also, my mother is now a survivor of cancer and is doing Great!
What was your inspiration for From Lies To Promises?
To be honest the story line was something that came to me one day out of the blue. The characters on the other hand are inspired by the closest people in my life. Katrina’s story is on the rough side and for her to overcome everything she needed a team of people strong enough to help her through it. So I used the best personalities for the job. Each one adds their own type of love for Katrina.
How do you find time to write with three small children?
They’re amazing is how. My son who is 9 is still in shock mode that I am writing a book, and most of the time is more than willing to help me get something done faster in order for me to get back at getting my words in. My twin daughters are just 5, but I promise they are just as awesome. They are at school until the afternoon and that helps, a lot.
What are your publication goals? Do you plan to trad publish or self publish?
I plan on self publishing most of my books. I like being in control of everything. So to be able to write my book at my pace, and how I want it to be written is one of the main reasons I started writing again. Self Publication has giving authors a way to get out from under the wing of publishers. It is hard work seeing as you have to be the one to get it all done. Book covers, marketing, and in between actually writing the book.
When would you like to see your book published?
I plan to hit that publish button on January 4th!! I still have a lot to do between now and then, but it will happen. My son is using reverse psychology on me, betting me it won’t happen. Or at least I hope that is what he’s doing. o_O
What is your support system?
Too be honest my support team is fantastic. I have my husband and children cheering me on, but I also have some really great friends that listen to me talk about ideas all the time. I am surprised that they haven’t gotten tired of it yet. They are also my beta team/editors. Too be honest these friends and the love of my life are what keeps me going when I think I can’t. I also have other family members and friends that are supporting me along the way, rooting me through this. I would have to say though without my mother being such an avid reader I would have never found myself where I am. Reading I got from her, and from that my love of writing has expanded far beyond from what I did when I was younger into some really great stories in the future (I hope).
Talk about some the highs and lows you have encountered during your writing journey…have you ever wanted to quit? If so, how did you overcome that?
I have decided to give up on several occasions. I get discouraged when I hit a wall and don’t know where the story should go. But with the fantastic people that I talked about earlier I push through it and keep going. It is going to be a hard path with self-publishing. I find new things out every week that I need to know and do. That also gets to me, because I realize it will be harder than I thought, but with this book, Katrina has a beautiful journey and I push on if not just to get her story out there.
Check out the blurb for From Lies to Promises:
“With a past buried and left behind, Katrina changes her last name on a search for a normal life. But what is normal, really?
Three years, two amazing friends, and a new future, she thinks she has finally secured it. That was until Ryder. With him she was able to forget her fears completely, to feel more normal than she ever has.
But when her past comes crashing into her present, will he think her past is all lies, and abandon her like everyone else that she thought loved her did. Or will his promises bring her above the dark that surrounds her life.”