Christmas Awards 2011

Monday, 12 October 2009

An Interview with Rorrey Lynch

An Interview with Rorrey Lynch
Rorry also writes as Gabriella Lucas

Tell us a little about yourself:

I have been an attorney for over twenty year. I live in Ohio with two dogs, two cats and a thousand-plus books. I’ve always wanted to write (something other than legal pleadings) but really only had the time to work on novels and short stories after my son was grown and on his own. I love to travel and have been to Ireland and England twice, Belgium, France, Wales, Germany and Africa. Each year, I go to the Outer Banks with my personal editor. We rent a beach house for a week, soak up the energy of the ocean and work on edits of novels.

What do you write?
I have published seven romance fantasies with Red Rose Publishing under the pen name Rorrey Lynch, and my first full-length novel, a paranormal romance titled The Caretaker (under the pen name Gabriella Lucas) was just released in trade paperback by The Wild Rose Press on October 2, 2009.

Why do you write?

Because if I don’t, the stories and characters in my head would drive me insane.

What are you writing now?

I’m in final edits two YA paranormal romances, halfway through another YA romance, just completed a “Nicholas Sparks” type of love story titled Spruce Knob and a literary fiction about discovery of a lost gospel. I have also been working, off and on for eight years, on a novel in the historical fiction genre; it takes place during the Civil War.

I have about twenty more novels in various stages of completion that I hope to complete and publish one day.

What kind of clothes do you like to wear?

Mostly black - I’d wear Goth if I didn’t work for a corporation that frowns on it. Dress slacks with sweaters, blazers and boots are generally my ‘uniform’ for work. Jeans and T-shirts or sweaters on the weekends.

Are you in love? Have you ever been?

No and yes.

Do you have a dream lover – and what does he look like?

Send Kiefer Sutherland my way.

What kind of comfort food do you like best?

Three things that aren’t good for my hips: mashed potatoes, dark chocolate and cheesecake.

What makes you laugh? Cry?

Movies like “Stripes” and “Young Dr. Frankenstein and deeply moving books and films like “The Kite Runner,” “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” and “Rendition.”

What do you do to amuse yourself when not working?

I watch old movies, read and write. Travel as much as possible.

What is it in a man or woman that turns you on? The clean version please!

An open, brilliant mind.

What do you hate about life?

That I cannot do more to open people’s minds so we can peacefully co-exist.

What do you hope to achieve in life and when will you know that you have been a success?

I want to land a contract with a big publishing company and receive an advance that will allow me to write full time. That’s the goal I work toward every day.

What are you going to write next?

I have three adult novels completed that I’m going to slash down to marketable size and start circulating. I am writing a novel about a man and a woman who meet after great personal tragedies, and working on two more: one is romantic suspense and the other is another YA about a group of kids, all born during a hurricane in the Outer Banks, who have psychic powers.

Rorrey's book Monday's Rose is reviewed below. Look out for a review of Muslim Lover soon!

1 comment:

Rorrey said...

Thank you for the lovely review. This is a story I always wanted to get published.
Look for my new full-length novel, The Caretaker, written under the pen name Gabriella Lucas. It's a paranormal romance and is available from The Wild Rose Press and Amazon.
Thanks again!