Hello Precious Authors: Lynn Rae

Lynn Rae makes her home in land-locked central Ohio after time spent in the former Great Black Swamp, beside the Ohio River, and along the Miami and Erie Canal. With professional experience in fields ranging from contract archaeology to librarianship along with making donuts and teaching museum studies, Lynn enjoys incorporating her quirky sense of humor and real-life adventures into her writing (except the naughty bits). She writes sci-fi, contemporary, and historical romances. You can find her posting frequently on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lynnraewrites or at her webpage http://www.lynnraewrites.com/

Why do you write? How long have you been writing?

I started writing fiction after a family medical crisis in 2011 left me with a desperate need to escape reality for a little while each day. It was very therapeutic but I never considered publishing anything until I attended a writing conference in the fall of 2012 and pitched to some editors on a whim. That resulted in my first contract and I haven’t looked back.

Tell us a bit about your current project(s).

Right now I’m awaiting edits on my second Sci-fi romance with Liquid Silver, tentatively scheduled for release in January 2015, and I’m polishing a contemporary. I also write erotic romance under another pen name and I’m finishing a first draft of a book I hope to self publish in 2015. It’s a big step to leave the security of the team of professionals you have when working with a publisher so I’m experiencing a lot of angst at this point.

What genres do you write? Which do you read?

I write contemporary, sci-fi, and historical romance. My favorite genres to read are horror, science thrillers, and a wide variety of non-fiction ranging from natural history to fashion design.

Do you self-pub, have a publisher or both?

I have books with four different publishers and am considering dipping my pinkie toe in the scary waters of self publishing

Is there anything special you’ve got going on right now (or in the near future) that we should know about? Promotions, sales, etc?

One of my contemporary titles will be on sale for $1.99 on Barnes and Noble on November 25, 2014

Any advice for aspiring authors?

Get words on the page every day, your work will only improve with practice. Don’t get attached to your ‘first’ story, write it and put it away while you start on your next because the first one is usually a mess and you’ll do better on your second. Spend more time writing and editing than you do talking about writing and editing.