Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Author Interview: Lynn Rush

Lynn Rush has written Wasteland, which I have reviewed here.

What is your name and where do you call home?
Lynn Rush. I’m living it up out here in the desert! Love Arizona! Even when it’s 117 degrees.

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or less words, what would you say?
Wasteland (releases September 2011 from Crescent Moon press)
How ‘bout Twitter Style: A tormented half-demon seeks salvation in a teen’s prophesied power, but he must resist her tempting protector or face eternal damnation  (less than 140 characters)

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
Crescent Moon Press contracted only Wasteland, but they have first right of refusal of anything else I write in relation to Wasteland. And….I’ve written a second book, tentatively titled Awaited, and it’s out to my critique partners to hack up. So, spread the word about Wasteland, and maybe if it does well enough, we can get the second book out there too! *grin*

How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book?
My publisher has a great staff of design people. Seriously. They contracted Jeannie Reusch (http://www.willdesignforchocolate.com/) to do the cover. She did a fantastic job. It’s even in the top 20 over at Goodreads Best Covers of 2011 (hint, hint…go vote & tell everyone: http://bit.ly/l6aLIG)

How did you come up with the title for your book?
Wasteland actually comes into play in the book. The setting of the story is in Arizona…the desert. So you can see where the crackled sand comes into play. Okay…can’t say any more than that. But, I’m thankful Crescent Moon Press liked the title enough to keep it. A lot of times the titles the authors chose don’t make it through the editing process. So, I was happy.

Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hardcovers or audiobooks?
I like paperback and e-books. For a few of my favorite authors (Vicki Pettersson, Rebecca Zanietti, Charlaine Harris for example) I have their books on both my Nook and paperback. But mostly I read on my Nook. Love e-readers (can’t believe I’m saying that when I once resisted the idea!)

Do you have any advice for other writers? And what’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?
The advice I have applies to writers and non-writers alike. “Take the next step.” That’s the advice I have for you. It was wisdom handed down to me when I realized I had an 87,000-word novel written and NO CLUE what to do with it! My friend said, “Take the next step.” I did, and I kept taking them and here I am now. So, whether you’re a writer or not, you can take that advice, too, toward whatever you’re dreaming of.

Where can your readers follow you?

Goodreads author page: http://bit.ly/mGB4zg

Barnes and Noble:  http://bit.ly/pbigOg

All Romance Ebooks:  http://bit.ly/nujjjp

YouTube Trailer:  http://youtu.be/k-KRE1yMiNk

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world!


  1. Thanks for having me here, Rachel!!! Love what you're doing here on the blog! Keep it up!

  2. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic and well-written interview. ;-)

    Sherry Soule Author Website

  3. Rachel,
    This is a GREAT blog! I love it. Fantastic interview, too!