Welcome to Writing for Christ Lynne Gentry, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?
I grew up on a Kansas dairy farm. Our cows didn’t travel. So neither did my family. I longed for adventure. I wanted to visit exotic places and meet famous people. Imaginary trips became my escape from rural isolation. In an instant, my mind could magically transform a tree house into a medieval castle, hay bales into a pioneer fort, or a dank root cellar into a time portal that could transport me into the ancient civilizations of the Bible. In my make-believe world, I was bold, brave, and beautiful. The heroes were handsome and romantic. Humanity’s fate hung in the balance. Good always triumphed over evil. And in the end, I left the past in far better shape than I found it. Outlandish journeys still feed my creative soul. I love to explore Roman baths or traipse through old English castles. My mind goes crazy imagining myself living in those times.
What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?
I loved Anne of Green Gables. She is a spunky example of God’s ability to redeem every life.
If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?
My husband says if it weren’t for guilt trips I wouldn’t go anywhere. What mother doesn’t regret something in the past? I would tell myself that everything and everyone does not have to be perfect … including me.
5 preference questions:
Homemade or take-out? Love homemade, but live on take-out.
Email or snailmail? Finding a handwritten letter in my mailbox thrills me. I still love to send handwritten notes.
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? There’s nothing in the stores worth fighting my way through Black Friday crowds.
Books or movies? Both.
Note-taker or memorization? Oh, that my memory was what it used to be. So many facts were required to write this series that I had to become a very organized note-taker.
Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?
Well, when I finished the first book in the series, HEALER OF CARTHAGE, it was my favorite. Now that book #2 is coming out, RETURN TO EXILE, it is my favorite.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
I love connecting with readers. They can find me on:
Twitter: @Lynne_Gentry https://twitter.com/Lynne_Gentry
and my website: www.lynnegentry.com
Thank you for being with us today!
Thanks for having me, Casey. Always enjoy chatting with you and your readers.
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