#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #AuthorSpotlight – Lynda J. Cox

Lynda J. Cox

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Lynda J Cox–and I don’t use a pen name, though there are times, I wonder about that decision. I fell in love with the west and history when I was a kid, so writing western historical romance is the perfect genre for me. When I’m not writing about the strong women who tamed the West and the men brave enough to love them, I travel to dog shows. My boy, Vander, goes with me everywhere and at a few book signings, people were more excited he was coming than me. Yeah, that puts it all in perspective.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I do my best writing in the wee hours of the morning. The house is quiet, everyone is asleep. I have the headphones on and music jacked up. What I listen to while writing totally depends on what I’m writing. I can’t write at all if I don’t have a diet coke next to me. I prefer crunchy snacks when I’m writing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The readers! Oh, my gosh…the readers. Even if a reader doesn’t read my genre, we still talk books and the great authors I’ve been introduced to by readers is amazing.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

There are two, actually–JK Rowlings and Sarah J Maas.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Schedule? What’s that?

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

An email I received from a reader. After reading *West of Forgotten*, she wrote me to share her story of surviving spousal abuse and that because of *West of Forgotten*, she found the courage to call her local crisis center and get out of that situation. She said day to day was still “iffy”, but she was determined to never go back. I was stunned by that email. I never envisioned the day something I would write could so profoundly touch someone and be what they needed to survive.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Yep–it’s *The Amazing Kid Donovan* by EK Recknor. Ellen was a close personal friend (I showed her whippet for her for almost two years) and when she was writing Kid, she asked me to beta read it for her. Ellen autographed a galley copy for me. Sadly, Ellen passed away a few years ago. I can’t tell you how much I miss the conversations she and I had, late at night, talking plots, story structure, marketing. Ellen was the first person to tell me I could write and pushed me to send my first book to my publisher, The Wild Rose Press.

What are your social links?

web page: http://www.lyndajcox.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lyndajcox
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/lynda-j-cox
AllAuthor: https://allauthor.com/author/lyndajcox/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LyndaCox

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Lynda-J-Cox/e/B009LW3JZ6

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Smolder on a Slow Burn HERE

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