Interview with Lynda D. Brown

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Richmond Heights MO, a suburb of St. Louis MO. My childhood was spent watching anything science fiction, like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. I was also a huge fan of I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched and anything magical and I believe that you can see these early influences in my writing, especially the Invisible Enemies Series.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing short fiction stories in the fourth grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm currently working on The Devil & Sister Ford, book 3 of the Invisible Enemies Series. This edgy Christian fiction series is a frightening tale about evil invisible spirits that have targeted the Harris family, a Christian family. They are particularly interested in destroying sweet, sixteen year old Abby Harris. Unbeknownst to her, Satan has made a bet with God that he could destroy Abby's faith and make her curse God to his face!
Candace Harris hates her younger sister, and Satan uses that hatred to his advantage as the two sisters fight over the same man, and one tries to destroy the other!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm sort of a control freak, and I wanted total control of the message I wanted to make in my books. I've been self publishing since 2010, and I have put together a great team of people to help me create my books.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it very easy to distribute my ebook over all of the major on-line retailers like, the iBookstore, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When someone has read my book and shared with me that they 'couldn't put it down', and when they have discovered something that they had never heard or read before.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Without them, I would just be writing books for myself. It's better when you have discovered your fan base and you then write to keep them interested.
What are you working on next?
As I mentioned earlier, I'm working on the revisions to book 3 of the IE series and then I'll be sending it over to my editor. Once the book is complete, my goal is to immediately write book 4 in the series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Stephen King, Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Tananarive Due, Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich, Neil Gaiman.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life! I believe in living life to the fullest and each day that we wake up, we have a chance to do something great!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, on-line with my social media friends, out with friends.
Published 2014-02-25.
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Books by This Author

Blood Moons: Return of the Giants
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
St. Louis librarian Jillian Edwards celebrates the last of the Four Blood Moons with her friends, but the final blood moon unleashes an ancient evil that threatens to destroy the world.
The Devil & Sister Ford Book Three of the Invisible Enemies Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Chaos in the Kingdom of Darkness! Cecilia is thrilled when Reverend William Rawlins, her best friend and confidante finally proposes, however their joy is cut short when Satan finds out! He’s determined to destroy the powerful man and woman of God once and for all, before they get a chance to say, I do!
The Author Chat Guide to Promoting Your Book on a Shoestring Budget
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: American English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
Writing Your Book is the Easy Part, Promoting and Marketing Your Book is the Hard Part! In this book you will find: Best Sites to Promote Your Free Kindle Book Days! Best Sites to Promote Your New Book Releases! Best Sites to Promote Your Book to New groups of Readers! Best Sites to Promote Your Book Using a Virtual Book Blog Tour! Best Sites to Promote Your Book as a Guest Blogger!
Powerful Prayer to Protect & Bless Your Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) As followers of Jesus, God gave us authority and dominion over everything in the earth, so why are so many Christians living defeated lives? This easy to read devotional teaches the reader how to pray using the keys of the Kingdom to protect & bless their families.
How to Convert Your Published Book into an Audio Book
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
According to Publishers Weekly, in 2009 over 100,000 books were published however, only 5,000 of those books were also available as audiobooks. Reach more readers and increase your income by publishing your book as an audio book!
Invisible Enemies
Series: Invisible Enemies, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,800. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Inspired by the book of Job, Invisible Enemies reminds us that no matter what life throws our way, God is still in control. When God chooses Abby and her family as pawns in his wager with Satan, her life is turned upside down. Abby is banned from her beloved church and soon, she’s hanging out with a new crew, drinking and getting high.
The Seed of Satan: Leah's Story Book Two of the Invisible Enemies Series
Series: Invisible Enemies, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,180. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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Paranormal author Leah Lewis writes about romancing demons, vampires and werewolves. Imagine her surprise when she discovers she not only unwittingly married a real live demon, but the child she has just given birth to is a Nephilim, half human and half fallen angel! What Leah discovers jeopardizes not only her life, but all of humanity, as Satan once again breeds angels with humans.