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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Author Interview Rolynn Anderson


Morning Readers, we're welcoming 2014 with our first guest, author Rolynn Anderson.



Tell us three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C:

Active, Bold and Confident


 What are your three favorite things?

Loving family, good health, sense of purpose

Was there any particular inspiration for your characters or story?

LIE CATCHERS was inspired by the courageous Norwegians who left the homeland to find fortune and land in Petersburg, Alaska.  The men fished for a living; some married Tlingit women.  The town is charming with a rich history, including a 1932 murder of an important citizen…a crime that was never solved.  This setting and this mystery, got my writing juices flowing!

When not writing, what can you be found doing?

 I live on our boat, INTREPID, for the four summer months.  When I’m on dry land, I’ll be golfing, gardening, reading or working on some renovation project for our California home.  I love to travel, a habit instilled in me growing up as an Army brat.

Sounds absolutely delightful! Can you tell us a bit about your writing process?

My writing process is simple.  Get up every morning, review what I wrote the day before and tinker with that, then carry on by writing another new scene.  I rarely plan ahead more than a scene at a time, which keeps the fun in writing for me.

Buy Link for LIE CATCHERS, KDP only for January, February and March.

Blurb:

Two unsolved murders will tear apart an Alaska fishing town unless a writer and a government agent reveal their secret obsessions.
Treasury agent Parker Browne is working undercover in Petersburg, Alaska to investigate a money scam and a murder. His prime suspect, Liv Hanson, is a freelance writer struggling to save her family’s business. Free spirited, full of life, and with a talent for catching liars, she fascinates Parker.
Trying to prove she’s a legitimate writer who cares about Petersburg’s issues, Liv pens a series of newspaper articles about an old, unsolved murder. When her cold case ties in with Parker’s investigation, bullets start to fly.
Parker understands money trails, and Liv knows the town residents. But he gave up on love two years ago, and she trusts no one, especially with her carefully guarded secret. If they mesh their skills to find the killers, will they survive the fallout?


Thank you for being with us Rolynn. Lie Catchers will certainly be finding its way to my Kindle, it sounds like  a great read.

19 comments:

  1. Congrats, Rolynn, on another great book. New book, new knees, what else is in store for you in 2014?

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  2. Rolynn, your book is waiting patiently on my Kindle. After reading your blurb, I might ditch the lackluster story I've been reading and pop over to yours. I do love your writing. Much success, hon.

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    1. Ahh, Vonnie, you always know how to brighten my day. Makes we want to get back to the manuscript I'm editing. Put it aside two weeks to promo, etc. Thanks for the encouragement! Rolynn

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  3. Andi, thanks for stopping in! First I have to get my gnu knees to work properly...that's a chore! in 2014, I also get a new kitchen, new bathroom and new office. Steve's making a built-in office...a contractor is doing the other stuff. Things will be a mess for awile, but it will be worth it! Hope you have good things planned, too! Rolynn

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  4. So glad to read that my writing style is similar to someone else's - yours. (smile) Congrats on your release and best wishes for a successful 2014!

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    1. Ashantay, 3/4 of the pleasure of writing... the surprises I get every time I write. See, we have fun because we don't know what's around the corner!

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  5. Rolynn, thanks for reminding me that not everything in life needs to be planned.

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    1. Monica, planning = drudgery as it has to to with the building of a story. Afterwards, some of that ding-dang organization is a must...but we try not to think about it :-)

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  6. What an interesting story behind Lie Catchers, Rolynn. I'll have to get it. It sounds as fun as your other books. :) Much success in 2014. I think we'll be doing some minimal renos here. We need new winter windows. lol

    Lovely blog Angela. :)

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    1. Thanks for the compliments, Calisa. I yearn to write the story and pick the setting /plot that people say: "I wish I'd thought of that." I read books and say that to myself all the time!

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  7. Congratulations, Rolynn! Great blurb. It's been fun sharing a Release Party with you. :-)

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  8. Your story sounds interesting. Years ago, I did lots of research on Alaska for my first manuscript that will probably not see the light of day. Really want to visit someday.

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  9. I love your writing process Rolynn. It certainly seems to work for you. Lie Catchers sounds great.

    Angela, great questions. I'm glad I found your blog.

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  10. Hi, Rolynn,
    The first time I read the blurb, I immediately was intrigued by your choice of Alaska for a setting. Congratulations on the book's release.

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  11. Liz, Linda, Sandra and Angela...thanks for you upbeat comments about my setting. Alaska is a gobsmacking place...wild, remote places along with modern cities. Oh, the views...and the eclectic population! Amazing place!

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  12. YOUR upbeat...Sorry for the error...my fingers are flying. Thanks so much for hosting me, Angela. This is a great place for a celebration! Rolynn

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  13. Lie Catchers sounds great and I enjoyed the interview too. I also like your name--Rolynn. Is there a story there? :)

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  14. I love to hear more about my fellow TWRP authors - how wonderful to spend four months on a boat! Lie catchers sounds just my type of book so I'm off to download. Angela - a lovely interview.

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  15. What an awesome way to kick of 2014, thank you all so much for your support and wonderful compliments. Thank you too, to Rolynn and all the very best wishes with Lie Catchers.

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