Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Interview with Lynn H. Blackburn, author of BENEATH THE SURFACE

BENEATH THE SURFACE
Dive Team Investigations
Book One
by
Lynn H. Blackburn
Genre: Suspense / Romance / Christian
Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: March 6, 2018
Number of Pages: 352

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Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new romantic suspense novel, Beneath the Surface. This gripping tale from award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn will capture readers from the first page and won’t let them go until the final, heart-pounding scene.

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston moves home to Carrington, North Carolina, to leave behind her troubled past. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present.

Homicide investigator Ryan Parker finds fulfillment in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff’s Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer—one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all. 


PRAISE FOR BENEATH THE SURFACE:

“With this book, author Lynn Blackburn has moved from the status of an upcoming author to watch and cemented herself as an author to note. Her exceptional storytelling skills shine as she weaves an intricate plot, populated with characters we care deeply about. Another up-all-night-because-I-can’t-put-down-the-book read.”
Edie Melson, award-winning author, blogger, and director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

Beneath the Surface is a swoon-worthy romantic suspense that packs a punch from page one. The nonstop action will keep you guessing until the end.”
Rachel Dylan, author of the Atlanta Justice series

“Just when you think you can relax, Blackburn brings you back to the edge of your seat in this riveting, high-tension suspense story.”
Patricia Bradley, author of Justice Delayed

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Interview with Author Lynn H. Blackburn

Where did your love of books and storytelling come from?
My great-grandfather was known for his oral storytelling. My grandfather loved westerns. My grandmother reads constantly. My parents are avid readers. I grew up surrounded by oral and written stories and I cannot remember a time when I did not love them. My parents have pictures of me as a toddler surrounded by my favorite Dr. Seuss books.


How has your formal education influenced or impacted your writing?
I have a degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University. But while people often assume I never use those skills in my writing, nothing could be further from the truth. I love incorporating bits of science, engineering, math, and computers into all of my stories. One of my professors told us that the goal of getting an engineering degree wasn’t to learn everything there was to know, but to learn how to learn—to learn how to figure things out. These days I write stories about all kinds of things that I have no personal experience with, but I know how to learn about them.


Are you a full-time or part-time writer?  How does that affect your writing?
Very much a part-time writer. I wear many other hats so I have to be diligent with my time and energy in order to meet my deadlines. I do a lot of writing late at night after everyone has gone to bed or on the weekends.

What do you like to read in your free time?
I read just about anything except horror. My favorite genre is romantic suspense—which is why I started writing it—but I also love political thrillers, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, and classics. I usually have 4-6 books in process at any time, but usually only one of them is fiction. The others are memoir, biography, business/efficiency books, and Christian living.

What projects are you working on at the present?
I’m writing the remaining books in the Dive Team Investigations series.

What do your plans for future projects include?
I have two other series ideas floating around in my head, as well as several shorter-length fiction concepts that refuse to leave me alone. I still haven’t figured out which one will take priority when I say goodbye to the Dive Team.

Who would you cast to play your characters in a movie version of your book? Leigh would be played by Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Ryan would be played by Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Poldark).



Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children.
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Grand Prize: Print Copy of the Book, Library Card Socks,
Gone Reading Sign (wooden, 5"x7"), Reading Mug;
2nd Prize: Print Copy of the Book + $25 B&N Gift Card;
3rd Prize: Print Copy of the Book + $10 Starbucks Gift Card
MARCH 6-15, 2018
(US ONLY)



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