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Lynne Marshall

Fun Facts About Lynne Marshall

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Favourite Books:
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Cry No More by Linda Howard   
The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough    
Nobody’s Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Favourite Songs:
The Last of the Mohicans

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  • Author Nationality:

  •    American Author


    After developing my creative skills by raising two children, they had the audacity to grow up. Bursting with enthusiasm and with no one to shower it on, I discovered fiction writing. The story of my heart came kicking and screaming out of my head in 2000. I had a choice to either write it down or go loopy. I think a little of both happened, because in 2001 I entered the world of romance writing, and what an intriguing journey it has been. Through writer’s groups, national and local conferences, and extension courses to hone my craft, I’ve discovered the most wonderful group of supportive people, and first class friends. I consider it a blessing.

    I think my husband thought I was having an on-line affair when I first started spending hours and hours before my computer, typing away. But when he realized that I was pursuing my dream of writing a romance novel, he offered his support. So of course, he was the first one to know when I got “the call” from across the pond on November 8th 2005 at 7:30 a.m. Harlequin Mills & Boon wanted to buy one of my books!

    As a registered nurse for over twenty years, it made sense to write medical romance. I love to write about the world of medicine, and the potential for finding love amidst hospital drama, stress, and sometimes grief.

    When I’m not writing or working three days a week as a Registered Nurse, I love to read, take day trips with my hubby, or better yet, vacation. I also like to see movies and eat out—Italian and Mexican restaurants are my favorites. For exercise, I take power walks with my Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rogan. I find brisk walking helps stimulate my imagination, and I’ve often solved writing dilemmas or come up with new ideas for books while walking my dog. Sometimes I think he’s my muse.

    Lynne Marshall's Interview
    • On Writing and Reading…

      What do you love most about being a writer?I love to be completely in charge of my character's lives. Especially since sometimes, I seem to have no control whatsoever over my own life!

      What do you like least about being a writer?The blank computer screen staring at me at 5:30 each morning when I get up to begin my writing day before going to work!

      Do you have a favorite locale or setting for your novels? What is it and why is it your favorite?Since I was born and raised in California, I love to keep my stories based in the Los Angeles area. I have created a fictitious medical facility in North East L.A.: Mercy Hospital. Drop by and pay it a visit. My characters usually hang out in the E.R.

      Which of the books you have written is your favorite?The answer to that will always be my work in progress.

      What is your favorite recent Mills & Boon or Silhouette or MIRA title by another author?The Forever Assignment by Jennifer Taylor

      What are your five all-time favorite books (with authors)?The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
      To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
      Cry No More by Linda Howard
      The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough
      Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

      What one specific piece of advice would you give a would-be writer trying to kick-start a career?Don't quit! Write your story. Join a critique group. Take every tough critique session with a grain of salt, but listen and learn from what other writers tell you. Go back to the computer and write more. Oh, and don't follow trends. Be original.

      On Romance…

      Describe the ultimate romantic meal.The ultimate romantic meal involves anything with melted butter and crustaceans. Mmm.

      What is your all-time favorite romantic movie?The Last of the Mochicans

      What is your all-time favorite romantic song or composition?Contemporary-it's a tie: Sweet Love by Anita Baker and Someone Like You by Van Morrison Classical: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair by Claude Debussy

      What is the most romantic gesture or gift you have received?Once, my husband bought me a new outfit (he has good taste, too!), made me wear a blindfold, and he drove me to a romantic restaurant called The Secret Garden. I'll never forget what a romantic evening it was.

      How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?We schedule date night out!

      What tip would you give your readers to make their lives more romantic?Be spontaneous. Surprise your partner. And if you need a bit of inspiration, read a romance novel.

      Where is the most romantic place you've ever traveled?Kauai.

      All About me…

      Besides writing, what other talent would you most like to have?I'd love to be a ballroom dancer!

      Who is someone you admire and why?It's not just one person it's an entire profession. Nurses! It takes a very special person to meet the demands of nursing.

      Do you have a good luck charm or superstition?I keep a picture of my critique partners on the desk in my office. Their spirits often help me get my creative juices flowing when I'm having a dry spell.

      Share one of your favorite indulgences with us.I was on a strict diet once, which allowed me to occasionally dip a few strawberries in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. My husband and I took turns feeding them to each other. Nothing ever tasted so sinfully delicious!

      What quality do you most admire in a man?I admire a take-charge guy. Someone you can count on when times get tough.
    This information is shared from here. Friends she loves hearing from readers. Check out her website. And you can email her!

    Lynne Marshall's latest release THE CHRISTMAS BABY BUMP is book three of The Midcoast Medical Trilogy.
     Book one and two are:
    The Boss and Nurse Albright
    The Heart Doctor and The Baby.

    When reading these connected books, it was like visiting relatives and friends of relatives!

    An amusing something happened to me. During dinner one evening, my daughter said,

    "Mum, you know Claire's got a daughter".(Book 1)
    I replied, "Yes, Gina. Now Claire is about to give birth again." (Book 2)

    And my husband, listening to this asked, "So, who is Claire? And where did you two meet her?!"
    We fell around laughing...he'd thought Claire was someone we met, one of our neighbours!


    1. Hi Nas!
      Wow, I am so honored that you have put such effort into your blog on my behalf. I absolutely love knowing that you and your daughter discussed my characters from the Midcoast Medical series as though they were neighbors. You made me smile!

      I had done that interview for Harlequin a few years back so now I must say that I no longer have to stare at a blank computer screen at 5:30 in the morning. I don't get started until around 7 a.m. these days, since I am now writing full time. I also don't miss the commute!
      Please keep up the good work on your blog. I hope you get a huge following, and thanks for spotlighting me!
      Your friend,
      Lynne Marshall

    2. What a great interview! Thorn Birds is one of my all time favorite books too, and I agree 110% with the melted butter and crustaceans...
      Thanks you two!

    3. Hi Lynne, welcome and thanks for coming by to clarify the outdated information shared by the Harlequin site.

      Oh, we definitely enjoyed the linked Midcoast Medical Trilogy romances. So can I ask you, what new Medical Romance can we expect from you in future?

    4. Hi Lydia. Glad you enjoying the post. Check her website for fabulous articles on writing.

    5. Lydia- You and I are on the same wavelength!

      Thanks for commenting at Nas' blog.

    6. Nas, I realized I didn't update my most recent favorite Harlequin read - my current favorite book is Too Good to be True by Kristin Higgins. I love her fun and lighthearted style of writing. Yet she always manages to touch my heart with her stories.

    7. Oh Cool! its so great to know all of these tidbits about our fave authors.
      I thot Lynne Had been writing way Longer than that she seems to know her stuff.

    8. Hi Joanna, thanks for swinging by. She is good, isn't she?

    9. Hi Joanna! thanks for the kind words. By the looks of me, I should have fifty novels under my belt, ha ha, but I didn't begin writing until my kids were almost grown, and then I discovered a whole new aspect about myself. I've been an avid reader all my life, but I didn't realize all those characters and stories flipping through my mind were meant to be books!

      I'm so glad I figured that out, and was lucky enough to get published by Mills & Boon.

    10. Well I for one am happy for you and will keep an eye out for your books The Book Depository is my friend.
      If there is one thing I am figuring out its how much I need to learn the craft, am glad Nas shined the spotlight on you today.

    11. Oh, the book depository is a God send with their free shipping around the world!

      When I started out, I didn't know squat about writing, and I learned so much from joining the Romance Writers of America and joinging my local chapter. These days there are literally hundreds of online workshops given by other authors on all kinds of craft topics. That is one option for helping you learn your craft.
      However, the best I have is something Stephen King says: Read alot, write alot!

    12. Thanks great advice, Lynne, to read and write! There are so many conflicting advice around about learning the courses vs good craft books...What do you all recommend?

    13. Hi Joanna, a very warm welcome to you. Thanks for swinging by!

    14. Sorry I'm late, but I had to say this was a wonderful interview.

    15. Hi Rula, thanks. And you're not late dear. You're very welcome to drop in whenever you like!

    16. To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book.

      I love the writing journey story. No children with which to shower enthusiasm? Husband suspicious of an on-line affair? Glad it all worked out!

    17. Hi Theresa, thanks for coming by. I also love the writing journey stories of published authors. And they are so awesome by the time and advice/tips they give to us.

    18. I've seen LAST OF THE MOHICANS about a million times. Daniel Day-Lewis?! *sigh* Great interview!

    19. Hi Liz, thanks so much for coming by. See you have "Last of the Mohicans" in common with Lynne! Glad you enjoyed the interview.

    20. Nas's Blog

      Posted on December 17th, 2010, 3:46pm by Carol Ericson

      Nas, I just checked out your blog and your interview with Lynne Marshall. I know Lynne! She's in my local RWA chapter, LARA (Los Angeles Romance Authors). Nice lady and wonderful writer! (And she probably doesn't like snow either.)

      Carol Ericson

      Where Romance Flirts With Danger

      As said by Carol Ericson over here:

      And part of my reply to her:

      Thanks Carol,

      Posted on December 17th, 2010, 7:21pm by Nas

      for dropping by my blog! Lynne is a nice person and she very kindly dropped in and clarified some information and answered aspiring writers questions. She was absolutely marvelous!

      Next week it will be Kate Walker! And she also agreed to answer some questions and chat with aspiring writers!

    21. wow. I learned so much in so little space. A really great job for a fellow writer. Have a great Sunday. Roland

    22. Hi Roland, thanks for coming by. Glad you enjoyed Lynne Marshall's interview! And thanks for the follow!