Interview with Toni J Lynch

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I believe in the freedom that comes with setting my own writing schedule, setting my own release date, and having complete control over what my cover will look like. My goal in my writing isn't about money or fame; it's about telling whatever story is trying to get out of my head and I love the process of self publishing that story myself.
What are you working on next?
Currently my large scale projects; (outside of short stories) I am trying to get other writers onboard to publish a charity anthology (hopefully) during the month of February. The proceeds will go to Domestic Violence Awareness. (more info can be found here : http://tonilynch.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/call-for-submission-charity-anthology/ ) I am also co-writing a Dystopian Sci-Fi with my son. We're expecting to finish that by Summer 2014 with intentions of it being a trilogy.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite traditional authors that I grew up reading are Sidney Sheldon, Anne Rice, Jean M. Auel , and V.C. Andrews.

My current favorite indie authors that I've become acquainted with since I started writing again would have to be Sarah Daltry, Felia Tatum, Konstanz Silverbow, and T.H. Snyder
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My eyes opening. I am a believer that every day that I am blessed to wake up is a day to try to do something great. I may not succeed every day or even every month but my goals are clear and I move toward them every morning when my eyes open.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have three amazing children that keep me quite busy. I have one on his last leg of high school preparing for college, another is preparing for high school, and my youngest is preparing for preschool so our house is amass with crafts, flashcards, apps, programs and school materials.

I also love making miniatures; I use my daughter as an excuse to make Barbie items but I'd be making them even if I only had sons :-)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm in several blogger/writer groups on Facebook and Twitter so I usually get suggestions from there.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Lol, I do actually. I have been reading a lot of Christopher Pike that year. I believe I was about 14. It was a story of 6 friends that head of to an island for Spring Break and ( if you know of Christopher Pike then you know where the story went ) Murder, Betrayal, Death, Cheaters ... I think it was called Nightmare Island or something :-)
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have the Kindle App on my Samsung Galaxy III
Describe your desk
Depends on the day, time, and what I'm working on. It can either be a neat little OCD Heaven or a hurricane of sticky notes and papers :-)
How do you approach cover design?
My son has actually helped a lot with this aspect he introduced me to "Simple yet Epic" ... for example : a lone character on a hill overlooking a chaotic scene below.
Published 2014-01-13.
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Books by This Author

Secrets
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The most average people are sometimes hiding the most amazing secrets. Do you believe in the unbelievable?