04 August, 2016

#Interview with Lynne Constantine, #Author of Veritas Deception

About the Author:

Lynne is a twitter addicted fiction writer always working on her next book. She is the coauthor of Learn More About CIRCLE DANCE on Amazon, a family saga spanning three generations, that received an endorsement from Olympia Dukakis. She is also a social media consultant and speaker, working with authors to build their brand platforms. Lynne teaches at various workshops and has spoken at the Thrillerfest conference in New York. She is a monthly contributor to SUSPENSE MAGAZINE, and a contributing editor to THE BIG THRILL magazine.

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An Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller
I’ve liked to make up stories for as long as I can remember. From inventing complicated histories for my dolls, to sitting around with friends telling ghost stories, I’ve always found it fun. It didn’t occur to me to actually become an author until after I finished college and graduate school and started working in the corporate world. I started writing then and have never looked back.

What inspires you to write?
A story or theme will take hold of me and I feel compelled to develop it.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
I used to commute from Baltimore to Washington for my marketing job which gave me a lot of time to think. The idea for THE VERITAS DECEPTION came to me during one of those long rides home when I realized how susceptible we all are to the images and messages inundating us every day. I began to wonder what it would be like to write a story where those advertising and marketing messages were part of an orchestrated campaign with a larger, darker,  intention.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
Yes, there have been a few. My sister and collaborated on our first book, CIRCLE DANCE. Before that we had started a book about three best friends that never made it past the outlining stage. Then we also did some research for a prequel to CIRCLE DANCE which would have taken place during World War II but again, it never made it past the research and outlining stage.

Tell us about your writing process.
It varies depending on what’s going on in my life. THE VERITAS DECEPTION evolved over many years, but in the past two, it was written mainly in coffee shops or waiting rooms as I drove my kids around to activities and appointments. Now that I work from home, I begin my day with writing and set aside either a block of time, or a word count requirement – depending on the deadlines I’m facing.

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
Not really. I tried very hard to let them develop their own personalities.

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
I have always loved to read and have been prodded by my friends on more than one vacation to get my nose out of a book. My favorite suspense author is Dean Koontz. The first time I picked up one of his books, I couldn’t put it down and when I finished, went out and got my hands on all of his books. His writing made me realize that you can combine a thriller with a deeper message or meaning. I also love David Morrell, who has become a friend and is one of the most gifted and versatile writers I know.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
To keep writing. Not to get stuck on the book you’re pitching, but to write the next one, and the next one, and the next.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Be prepared to be in it for the long haul before you necessarily see commercial success. Treat it like a profession and continue to work on improving your craft by finding good mentors and teachers.

What would be the Dream Cast for you book if it was to be turned into a movie?
Bradley Cooper as Jack Logan, Natalie Portman as Taylor Phillips, and Al Pacino as Damon Crosse.

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
We live near the beach so I take daily walks on the beach, I take my book and coffee and sit on the beach. I spend time at home with the family and watch too much t.v.

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
To spend some time in Prague and Italy

What do you have in store next for your readers?
I’m working on Book 2 in THE VERITAS DECEPTION series. My sister and I recently finished a domestic thriller that we’re currently pitching to agents.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
I love to hear from readers and am always happy to interact with a book club if it’s local, or if not, via Skype.

Thank you for hosting me!

About the Book:
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. ~ Proverbs 14:21

Days after U.S. Senator Malcolm Phillips changes his vote on a bill he sponsored, he is murdered and his death disguised as an accident. He contacted one man before he died: investigative journalist, Jack Logan. He left Jack a single clue to help him uncover the truth and keep Phillip’s widow, Taylor, safe. But safe from whom?

Jack and Taylor’s desperate hunt leads them to a vast network of corrupt authority controlling everything from social media and television programming to law enforcement and US legislation. The key to unraveling a complex web of lies is a set of ancient relics, dating back to the time of Christ. But what do these relics have to do with a senator’s death?

Allies turn to foes when Jack and Taylor discover that those closest to them are part of the conspiracy, and that they too have been manipulated. How long has a puppet master been pulling their strings—and will Jack and Taylor trust the right people long enough to win what becomes a colossal battle for souls?

Genre: Thriller
Published by: Sailor Dance Publishing
Publication Date: August 2016
Number of Pages: 382
ISBN: 0997694211 (ISBN13: 9780997694215)
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  1. I found it quite interesting as to how this book started. Have it on my TBR list.

  2. It was such a pleasure talking to you. Thanks again for hosting me!