Interview with Lynn Bain

What inspires your book ideas?
I was a police officer for many years, so the stories that I tell come either from my own experience or that of fellow officers.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest book is based on a serial killer who lived in my town. Parts of the story are from the killers actions; some, I used artistic license to create.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Lee Child and James Patterson.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Besides writing, I paint, make jewelry, play mandolin and guitar, and work in my garden.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I, like most people, browse the genre that I'm interested in at the moment, and read the first few pages to see what the writing is like.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I published was about a frustrated fisherman.
What is your writing process?
The beginning paragraph of a story will jump into my head, then I'm on my own to come up with the rest of the ideas. I'm fortunate to have a great writing partner.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No
How do you approach cover design?
My writing partner gets to do that part of the job!
What do you read for pleasure?
I read Mysteries and Science Fiction for pleasure.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
When I was 13, a motorcycle cop drove past my house. I can remember thinking how much fun that would be. Later, I became a cop, though not a motorcycle cop, and my stories and my colleagues stories influenced what I write.
Published 2016-11-18.
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Books by This Author

The Grocery Sack Killer
Series: Magnum Schultz. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,640. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Police Detective Magnum Schultz finds that her quiet little city has acquired a serial killer who targets young prostitutes. George Rooney, a bounty hunter for whom Magnum has little respect, shows up when his adult daughter suggests that her ex husband might have been the source of the threatening phone call he's received. Amid car chases and other riveting action these two once more cross paths.