Thursday, May 5, 2011

Welcome Lynette Eason!

Missy, here. I'm thrilled today to welcome fellow Love Inspired author and good friend Lynette Eason who had a new release from Revell, A Killer Among Us! Lynette, we're so glad you've joined us to let us know a little more about you.

Tell us a little about your life currently (job, family, church activities, anything you'd like to share). 

Right now, I’m a Mom, wife, etc. I write full time and chauffer my kids where they need to go.

What's one thing we may not know about you?

I wear hearing aids.

What's your favorite place to write?

Anywhere I can. LOL. I would love to have an office or some place I could go to get away from everything, but it’s just not possible right now.

Plotter or not?

Not. Much anyway. I plot as much as I need to get –and keep—the story going. Most of the time I get my ideas as I go.

Note from Missy: I've brainstormed with Lynette, and plotter or not, I have to say her mind goes scary places! [grin] 

Lynette, I know you're very prolific. Do you have any tips for how to write quickly?

I just write. That sounds silly, doesn’t it? But it’s the truth. I don’t worry about getting it right the first time. Later, after I take a little time away from the story, I go back and edit. But the trick is while I’m taking time from THAT story, I’m working on another one. Right now, I have three stories going along with two proposals that I’m working on.

I bow at your feet! :) Please tell us what your current release is about.

A KILLER AMONG US released May 1st!

Here’s the back cover blurb:
What happens when the hunter . . . becomes the hunted?
Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. These new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he may be hunting one of them too.

With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of romance, A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason.

Praise for Lynette Eason's Women of Justice series
"My friend Lynette has a hit on her hands with this romantic suspense."--Dee Henderson, bestselling author, the O'Malley series

"A fast-moving tale filled with nonstop action. No chance to catch your breath with this one!"--Irene Hannon, bestselling author, the Heroes of Quantico series

"An exciting ride with characters you will care about."--Margaret Daley, award-winning Steeple Hill romantic suspense author

"Don't read Eason's newest novel late at night!"--RT Book Reviews
"One heck of a thriller. The suspense is high; I was turning pages so fast I had to go back and re-read."--Suspense Magazine


Since 2007, best-selling author, Lynette Eason has written/contracted nineteen novels, including Too Close to Home, which was #13 on CBA’s bestseller list for December 2010. Lynette writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Lynette has been teaching in some form or fashion since graduating from Converse College with a Masters in Education in 1993. Lynette is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). She and her husband and their two children make their home in South Carolina

How can readers find you?

Readers can reach me at:

Thanks so much for having me, Missy!

Thanks for coming! Y'all can click here to check out Lynette's new release and read an excerpt.

Also, please leave a comment telling me you'd like to be entered to win a copy of A Killer Among Us. Thanks, Lynette, for offering!


  1. Hi Lynette!
    I read the first book in the series and loved it! Plenty of bath water got cold while I soaked and read.
    And I like how you 'just write.' I mean I guess that's the simplest way to produce novels.
    I think I'll go and 'just write' now.
    Thanks, Lynette for visiting us today.

  2. Oh, and if you're reading this and you haven't read Monday's post, you can still comment on it through today to win a copy of Meg's book.
    Just a friendly reminder!

  3. Wow, Lynette, I feel like I'm on the right track. I write 3 books in tandem too. It helps to move between them to juice up the creativity. Your writing mind isn't stalled and I don't have as much trouble with writer's block because my brain is switching around more. Lightens the load on deadlines too :-)

  4. Hey, everyone! I'm a poor hostess today! I had appointments in Atlanta and just got home. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing how writing works for you. It's great to hear all the different ways everyone writes.

    I would love to read your book. I guess if I don't win it, I'll have to buy it. ** grin **

  6. I hope you will, Dianna (if you don't win it). She's an amazing writer.

  7. Hi all, well, I'm a little late popping in! I'm going to a conference on Monday and I've been going a little crazy getting ready for it. Not to mention dealing with everyday life, the drama in a 12 year old's life and homeschooling my son. Oh, and yeah, my husband's home this week. 'Nuff said. LOL. So! Anyway, thank you all for the comments and Lindi, I know what you mean about the cold bath water. Getting ready to do that shortly. But thank you for the compliment.
    Angie, you're awesome. Don't you just love working on several different books at the same time? I confess sometimes I think, "I need to finish this before I can switch!" LOL. And Missy, THANK YOU so much for having me! I appreciate you and our friendship more than I can say!

    Again, thanks to all!

  8. Lynette, 19 books since 2007! So good to hear there's a chance for those like myself who don't plot (much)! Good for you! :)

  9. I read the first book in this series and loved it! I have the second one waiting to be read and I'd be thrilled to win the third to add to the collection. Excellent books...definitely day time reads for this chicken!

  10. LOL, Mandy. I totally understand. :)

  11. The winner is Mandy! Mandy, please email me at missytippens [at] with your snail maid addy and I'll forward that to Lynette. :)


  12. Lynette, Thank you for being with us on Faith. I had no idea you wore hearing aids. I wear seeing aids. Can't see a thing without glasses or contacts. Enjoyed the interview!

  13. Hi All:

    I just read this post today and thought you’d like to know that Lynette’s first book in the “ Women of Justice” series, “Too Close to Home”, is available for free right now on Amazon for the Kindle! This is a great way to get into the series. I have mine.