I love "flow," that state of being so absorbed in what you're doing that you lose all sense of anything else. When I'm writing non-fiction (for books, blogs, articles) and I'm in that flow state, I'm completely focused on the topic at hand, trying to be as clear, concise and helpful as I can possibly be. When I'm writing fiction and I'm in that flow state, I'm lost in the story and the characters. I have to be honest and say that I don't experience flow every time I write. Sometimes writing requires sheer persistence and perseverance, particularly in the editing stages. But that sense of being lost in the process happens often enough for me that I get a deep sense of satisfaction and joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love getting emails that say, "I enjoyed this aspect of your book." I love knowing that enough people read my books so publishers are willing to give me the chance to write another book. Writers need readers, and I love being in both roles -- writing my own books and reading other people's books.
Most people who want to communicate with me find me through my website, www.lynnebaab.com. My contact information is there.
After an abortion nurse is killed, Lena Johansson's ability to listen well puts her right in the middle of the murder investigation. Set amidst the beautiful scenery of Seattle and Puget Sound, Deadly Murmurs draws the reader into the life of a congregation in the mid 1990s with the undercurrents and history that all congregations have, but in this case with deadly impact.
Dragooned into leading a study tour of Israel, stay-at-home Samantha is not pleased when one of the study tour members turns up dead in his bed. An attractive Israeli detective, Aaron Nahari, asks Samantha to help him with the intriguing investigation. Readers of Dead Sea: A Novel have the opportunity to visit sites in Jordan and Israel with Samantha, including Petra, Jerash and Masada.