Interview with Amber Lynn

Describe your desk
I don't tend to work at my desk as I prefer my netbook in my lap on the couch. I do have a desk and it tends to be covered in mail and papers. Much more description would be difficult without digging it out from under said papers.
When did you first start writing?
May 2012 was when I first started posting things on wattpad.com.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest one published or the one I'm working on? Technically, I'm working on two and one is a continuation of a series. The other one started as one thing in my mind and has completely evolved into a monster that I'm not really sure where it came from. As for the book I just published, it too seemed to start as one thing and then evolve slightly. I seem to start with a small idea and think I know where it's going to lead and end up on the other side of the planet when I'm done.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I started playing out scenes to books in my mind and just couldn't hold them in anymore. I started writing chapters on wattpad.com and things quickly got out of control. In about 18 months, I've written 15 stories that were at least 50,000 words and I have jotted down plot lines for many more that I'm just trying to find time to start writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Clearing room in my head. Sadly, I'm not kidding with that response. I have so many different ideas going on at a given time that being able to get even some of them out and on paper gives me a lot of joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are amazing because they help let you know you're doing something right. I'm a very shy person and I was terrified to even start publishing my work, but as soon as I started hearing from fans how much they enjoyed reading what I'd written, I became a lot more confident about what I was doing.
What are you working on next?
As I mentioned in response to another question, I'm currently multi-tasking by working on two books. I've started the third book in my Unlucky in Love series and a stand-alone vampire book. I'm pretty sure I know where the series book is heading, but the vampire based one is throwing me for some loops.
Who are your favorite authors?
So, so many and it all depends on what genre we are talking. I love Julie Garwood, Brenda Novak, Laurell K. Hamilton and Karen Marie Moning to name the ones that immediately come to mind. I promise I could list at least one hundred if I really thought about it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The sun? I really enjoy life and don't need a lot of anything to get me out of bed in the morning.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Are you sure you want to know? I have a nine-to-five job that keeps me pretty busy and a mess of strange hobbies that cover the little amount of free time I find myself having. I love to cook/bake, dabble in arts and crafts, watch/attend hockey games and pretty much anything having to do with my Harley.
What is your writing process?
I usually start with some weird/obscure detail and start building a plot in my head based on that. I get an opening line worked out in my head and just start writing without really knowing where I'll end up. I like to let my characters drive and so far that has worked out really well for me.
How do you approach cover design?
When I first started I was also messing around with drawing, so the early stuff featured things I'd drawn. Now, I tend to find images and fonts I like and just start combining things until I'm satisfied.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I own a Nook Tablet, but have the Kindle app downloaded on all my computers and tend to read things on my netbook since it can handle any format of e-book I throw at it.
Published 2013-10-30.
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Books by This Author

All in a Day's Work
Series: Avery Clavens, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 59,420. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The prophecy says a bird will rise up and rule the nonhumans, and everyone thinks Avery Clavens is that bird, but what if she isn’t? While preparing for the battle against Malphas and his forces, Avery has some moments of doubt. She knows it isn’t the best time to contemplate whether she’s been led astray, but with lives on the line, there really is no time like the present.
The Harder I Work, the Luckier I Get
Series: Avery Clavens, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 64,340. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
In this episode we catch up to Avery and the gang in Chicago during her whirlwind conference tour to help educate the humans. She has a lot of ups and downs leading up to her wedding, but she won't let any of them ruin her big day.
Another Day, Another Dollar
Series: Avery Clavens, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 68,070. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After the team battles a group of warlocks in New England, it's decided that it's time for them to stop hiding in the shadows. Avery also finds it's time for her to man up and take leadership of not only her group of misfits, but also the rest of the uniques. With Nate by her side, the task becomes a little easier, but Fate always has plans of her own, and may throw a wrinkle in Avery's path.
Working Through the Weekend
Series: Avery Clavens, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 68,410. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When their oldest child calls to let Nate know that their youngest daughter is missing in Alaska, Avery and Nate, with a few friends, drop everything to rush to save her. Will they make it in time? What secrets does the tiny town in Alaska hold? It's all anybody's guess, but it means they’ll be working through the weekend.
Just Another Day at the Office
Series: Avery Clavens, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 72,170. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Welcome to the world according to Avery Clavens. She's finally bit the bullet and become an undercover agent. That was only after taking a couple bullets herself. Somehow over the past couple months of recovery she hasn't killed her now partner, Agent Nathaniel Barnes. Miracles do happen.
Not in My Job Description
Series: Avery Clavens, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,710. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.50 from 8 reviews)
After seven years of nothing too exciting happening in the office, Avery Clavens is forced to go undercover with an agent she's pretty sure speaks the English language as interpreted by Martians. Can the two of them stop arguing long enough to get their man? Avery doesn't know, but dealing with Agent Barnes definitely isn't in her job description.
Nyx Slaughter: Books 1-7
Price: Free! Words: 357,750. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
If you travel just down the road aways, you will run into towns like Night Owl City where depending on your species, you may not be welcome. This is the city Nyx Slaughter grew up in. Nyx's world is changing and it is changing fast. Join her on her journey of finding out just what really makes her tick.
Advice by Clyde
Price: Free! Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a novelette from the world of Nyx Slaughter. It is told from the perspective of her faithful and reliable Hellhound, Clyde. Join Clyde as he goes about his day in an apartment full of vampires and werewolves. It is meant as a thank you to those who have read the other books in the series and want a little extra Clyde.