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Spotlight on Author Linda Lee Kane, The Black Madonna #Giveaway

This week's Spotlight on Author is on Linda Lee Kane and her latest release THE BLACK MADONNA. There's a Kindle Copy Giveaway of The Black Madonna to one commenter! 

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1. What inspires you to write? 
I believe that other writer's inspire me to write. I feel I have many stories to tell, it's a matter of which one do I do now. I wrote down three books that I would like to write in the futurr. I'm pretty sure I know which direction I am going to take, but I must finish editing and revising the book I am working on now.

2. Tell us about your writing process...
 Every evening, after I walk my dog, do yoga and meditate I now feel relaxed enough to sit down and begin to just let go and write. I would have already done my research on the manuscript, now I need to just let it flow out and onto the pages. Some people count words or the amount of pages they want to write in a day. I don't, when I can't think of anything more to write, I stop.

3. Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
 In many ways I am the character when I am writing, I am Luci from the Black Madonna, I  have flaws, I have a friend in Sarah who has gone through traumatic events with me. I do speak with her, I have a love life with Max, but I'm not to sure how far I can trust him. Does anyone know how far they give themselves to another with complete trust? I empathize with my characters, their struggles and their drive to never give up. I urge them forward, to seek out the truth.

4. What advice would you give other writers?
What advice would I give other writers? If you're reading these articles that Nas puts out, than obviously you are a writer. It isn't an easy profession, nor do many make lots of money, but it's something that you feel compelled to do. Do not think of the money, do not think of critiques, publishers, editors, or naysayers. If you want to write, then sit yourself down and start writing.

5. What is your favourite genre to read? Is it different to what you write?
My favorite genre? Anything historical, I really enjoy reading Phillipa Gregory, Steve Berry, Brad Metzler, they give me ideas on where I want to go as a writer. Of course I really like the lady who wrote Outlander as well. Do I think it's different from what I write, I think they have been at it longer, so they are more proficient at what they do, but it only makes me strive harder to be a better writer. All of the afore mentioned writer's have a historical background, Mr. Berry and Mr., Metzler combine it with a mystery to solve. I think that is more my genre, Historical Fiction with a little romance and mayhem thrown in for good measure.

6. Tell us about your book...
 About my book? The Black Madonna is  Historical Fiction. It's about a young girl, Luci, whose parents die in a tragic accident. Or was it an accident? Luci is alone in the world, or so she believes, there are people watching out for her. She is placed in an orphanage where she meets her life long friend, Sarah. Unbeknownst to Luci, a group known as The Order have also been watching Luci and her family for many years, waiting for the day that a diary will come into Luci's possession from a relative of hers from the fourteenth century. A book that contains a key to a lost codex, the last words spoken by Jesus, written down by Thomas, and given to Mary Magdalene. The Order will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. Plagued by panic attacks that have left her crippled, Luci struggles to overcome her fears, avenge the death of her family, and search for the lost document. But who can she trust? Everyone seems intent on betraying her, even the gorgeous, enigmatic Max, a man with secrets of his own.
Linda Lee Kane's latest release is THE BLACK MADONNA

Luci de Foix was nine when her parents were killed in a car accident. But was it an accident?

Unbeknownst to Luci, a group known as The Order has been watching her family for many years, waiting for the day that a diary written in the fourteenth century would be delivered to her family—a book that contains a key to a lost codex—and they would do anything to get it. Early one morning, when Luci is twenty-nine, a bloodied young man delivers a book, claiming it’s from her late grandparents.

 Plagued by panic attacks that have left her crippled, Luci struggles to overcome her fears, avenge the death of her family, and search for the lost codex.

 But who can she trust? Everyone seems intent on betraying her, even the gorgeous, enigmatic Max, a man with secrets of his own.

  KOBO

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There's a Kindle Copy Giveaway of The Black Madonna to one commenter!  

25 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fantastic story. Wishing you much success. It's a pleasure to meet you.

    Hi, Nas!

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    1. Thank you Carol. There will be a sequel coming up, stay tuned in.

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  2. I like your writing process. Walking the dog can be very relaxing. This sounds like a very interesting story.

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    1. HI Mary,
      Thank you. Walking my dog, and now I have two more dogs I just adopted works in two ways. I get exercise, my dog(s) get exercise and yes it is relaxing. Maybe it's threefold.

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  3. I love hearing everyone's own writing process... if I were to do it full time, I would want my own space... the story sounds interesting xox

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    1. HI Launna,
      I work full time, and compete in horse shows. I have carved out a small space (my sons are all grown) in one of their old bedrooms looking out a window. I agree you need a space of your own.

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  4. Talking to your characters seems to be an unusual, but effective, writing process!

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    1. Good Morning William,
      There was a writer who would have a hat for each of her characters. When one is speaking, that is the hat she would wear. I tried that, it didn't work. I got confused on who's hat was whose character. It never hurts to try a new method.

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  5. Sounds like another great story! Great interview. I just love getting inside the mind of another writer!

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    1. Hi Tanya,
      I look forward to hearing more about your writing process and how you think.

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  6. Great interview! You have developed an interesting, successful writing process. Your book sounds fascinating and I love the cover. Thank you for the contest.

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    1. Thank you Betty. I thank you for the compliments and I have to stress what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another. I am a strong advocate in trying the different methods and discovering what works best for you. I do have to add that I don't speak out loud to my characters, I only imagine the conversations between them. Good luck in the contest.

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  7. It sounds like this book has a little bit of everything, and a lot of excitement. Good luck with it, Linda.

    (Hi,Nas!)

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  8. That's pretty cool that you can immerse yourself into your characters so much that it almost feels like you are the character.

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  9. Honestly, I don't think I've written something that I haven't felt like I was a part of it. In the Black Madonna, I relate to Luci, in the Matty's Adventures, I am the little girl who could not do math, still have issues with it, and in Icelandia, I am Winter, different in school, an outsider. So I take from how I felt in those circumstances and write it out. In ways it's cathartic.

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  10. I used to go on very long walks and I miss that. Walking got my creative juices flowing.

    I love that deep immersion when I feel like I'm one with the main character.

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  11. I have seen The Black Madonna around! I love HF and this sounds very interesting. It was so fun to hear from Linda. I also enjoy Phillipa Gregory's writing. :) Great advice. Best of luck to Linda. I look forward to reading this one.
    ~Jess

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  12. I can't wait to hear from you and if you like please connect up with me via facebook or my email is llkane2152@gmail.com

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  13. Congratulations, Linda! I find yoga helpful, too :)

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  14. Interesting and insightful interview. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thank you, although I do have a few typos. I'm human. Thank you.

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  15. Congratulations Linda! The book sounds interesting and great interview. All the best!

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    1. Hi Kelly,
      Thank you. Hope you'll pick up a book and let me know what you think before I start on the sequel.
      Linda

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  16. Congratulations Carole Kilgore! You were chosen as the winner of this giveaway!

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  17. Congratulations Carole.
    Kindest Regards
    Linda

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