Author Interview with Lynn Montagano
I’m interviewing Lynn Montagano today, author of contemporary romance “Catch my Breath”. I hope you enjoy the interview!
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I always knew on some level that I wanted to write for a living. I’ve loved creating stories since I was a kid. In second grade we had a fun assignment to share our talent with the rest of the class. Some kids danced, others sang. I wrote a story and read it to them.
Where did you get the inspiration for Catch my Breath?
I’m an avid traveller and love going to London. About eight years ago, my friend and I went to Glasgow. It was my first time there and I loved it. I’ve always had the idea to write a trans-Atlantic romance involving an American girl and a British guy, I just needed to find the perfect place to start their story. Once I went to Glasgow, I knew I had my beginning.
What is your editing process like?
Anyone who knows me well will not be surprised by this: I’m a perfectionist. So when I was self-editing Catch My Breath (and the other two books in the series; Unravel Me and Effortless) I re-read them constantly looking for holes in the plot or areas where Lia could be a stronger character or just to make sure their actions were true to who they are. With Catch My Breath specifically I joined a couple of writing communities (Book Country and Authonomy) whose main objective is to have writers workshop their books/stories. It’s extremely helpful to have a complete stranger read your work and leave constructive comments. The communities are so supportive too, so it gave me the extra push to submit to publishers.
Who is your favorite character from the book?
That’s hard to choose! I adore Alastair but I also love Lia. They were both so much fun to write. I guess in the spirit of the question, I’ll pick Lia because her voice was so strong in my head as I wrote the series. She’s an average 27-year-old woman trying to make her way through life. What makes her special is her relatability. She works hard, loves her family and friends, makes bad relationship choices and keeps a quiet strength about her that really makes you want to see everything work out.
What are your writing goals for 2015?
As I started to type my answer I got a visual of Dory from Finding Nemo. You know how she said ‘just keep swimming’ in the movie? Well, that’s sort of my mantra for writing. Just keep writing!
Are you working on something now? If so, can you tell us a little about it?
I have a few ideas I’m fleshing out a bit at the moment. Hopefully they’ll come together soon. *fingers crossed*
About the Book
Author: Lynn Montagano
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Lia Meyers’ plan for a relaxing Scottish vacation is short-lived when one uncharacteristic moment of clumsiness lands her in the arms of a dangerously attractive Englishman.
The perfect opportunity for a much needed holiday romance? Wrong! Lia’s still reeling from the mother of all bad breakups, and she really doesn’t have the patience for Alastair Holden – despite his effortless charm and sexy British accent.
Arrogant and totally inscrutable, he’s exactly the sort of guy she wants to avoid but can’t: the man behind the mystery proves just too tempting to resist.
Drawn to him, Lia is forced to battle with her own insecurities, and the closer they become, the more she recognizes her own weaknesses as she peels away his layers with every night they spend together. Discovering the past Alastair is so desperate to conceal, Lia must decide if they can heal one another together or if their deepest fears will tear them apart.
A fresh, new voice in contemporary romance, Lynn is a former TV news writer who decided to take the plunge and write a novel.She’s thrilled that her debut series has been published by Harper Impulse. Catch My Breath, Unravel Me and Effortless were released to rave reviews.
Lynn grew up in a small town in Rhode Island before venturing out into the world. She’s lived everywhere from Los Angeles to Boston to Orlando. An avid traveler, Lynn’s been as far away as Australia and as close as Canada. Her favorite place to visit is London.
The small town girl is back on the east coast after a brief stint in Northern California. Lynn currently resides in Massachusetts, comfortably close to her beloved football team.
Amazon US: http://www.smarturl.it/CatchMyBreathBook
Amazon UK: http://www.smarturl.it/CatchMyBreathUK
Google Play: http://www.smarturl.it/CatchMyBreath_Book