Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lynn Romaine - How I Became A Writer

I'm very pleased to welcome my friend and fellow author Lynn Romaine to share her story of how she became a writer.
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I am a fiction writer. Yes, I am. It's hard for me to believe I have actually written and published five books with two more on the way. How did that happen? Well, I'm not really sure. I'm not one of the usual authors who has  dreamed of writing novels since childhood, starting out as a fledgling writer for the public school paper, or writing little stories to entertain the relatives since I was eight.  I started at 58! I never imagined I could write fiction--or even thought about writing stories. Yet there was something. Whenever I heard tell of  someone I knew or a friend  knew who'd written a book, I'd perk up and feel a certain  sort of sensation in my chest I'd have to call yearning.  

I probably would never have gotten around to doing any story telling except for the fact that I belonged to a group of people taking a growth and development seminar. One of our exercises was to share something with each other that no one else in our lives knew. What I shared was that I'd been writing continuous stories in my head since I was five. These were in no way something I dreamed of publishing, but more they were stories  to comfort myself at night or times of duress. I started sometime around five years of age, when the main character was Superman. Gradually as I got older, my characters aged as well.  And in school I'd use the stories to escape from the boredom and  routine of algebra or geometry.  Or the apparent threats of my peer groups. 

When I finally told my small group of growth and development people about these stories, they urged me to write down a scene or two. And that was that! From there I leapt into one more scene and then another until finally I thought, 'well, if I can write a scene, why not a book!'  What began as a childhood diversion with suspense turned into romantic suspense as I got older. And so here I am at 69, an author of five books with two more in the hopper! How did that happen? 

Lynn romaine

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A night of passion between two strangers binds them together four years later in a desperate effort to protect their child. Jack Roselli is a bomb squad cop, caught up with investigating ecoterrorism, whose life turns upside down when Sofie Novakoff shows back up in his life, desperately pleading for him to protect the child he didn’t know he had.

Sofie is a woman who has grown up in a household of women. She runs a feminist bookstore and is raising her daughter with her own values. Jack comes from the world of men, a large Italian family who all work in law enforcement. All that changes when Sofie and Jack are brought together. Distrust mingles with sexual desire as Sofie and Jack struggle to save Katya.
 

10 comments:

Maddy said...

I love hearing about success stories of people who are no longer in the first flush of youth, encouraging and inspirational. Thank you.

Janie Emaus said...

I love learning about my fellow TMP authors. Your story is very inspirational.

Judi Romaine said...

Thanks. We all have great stories to tell about how we got started.

Judi Romaine said...

Thanks. It is amazing how we can all discover our Author soul.

Ashantay said...

A wonderful story, Lynn. Thanks for sharing not only your experience but your characters and plots!

Maybe menopause gives older women the opportunity to utilize their fertility in new ways. Grin.

Judi Romaine said...

I think it's often because we have no man around.

Holly Gilliatt said...

Loved hearing your story of becoming a Writer. Just shows that it's never too late to find out something new about yourself. Congrats for having the courage to embark on a new journey later in life!

Cheryl Norman said...

I think the longer we live the more stories we have. I, too, am no longer in the first flush of youth LOL

Cheryl Norman said...

I think the longer we live the more stories we have. I, too, am no longer in the first flush of youth LOL

Debbie said...

Nice to know I'm not the only one success came to later than normal. I look forward to reading your stories.