Please Welcome Lynda Filler
Author of the Jet World Series & Target in the Sun
Glad to have you with us Lynda!
Are you fluent in Spanish?
No, I speak Spanish poorly but with a Canadian accent and say “eh” at the end of the sentence.
I’ve never heard a Canadian accent before.
Can you share some pictures of Mexico with us?
Lynda dwells in the lovely land of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
Why did you chose to start writing?
I’ve been writing all my life. Poetry in my twenties and my first novel. I tossed it by accident last year preparing for a hurricane!
Oh no! That’s too bad, but it’s understandable given the circumstances! Glad you’re OK.
How has bestselling author Russell Blake influenced your career?
Now that’s a great question. I think RB personalised the process for me. Because of his invitation I started writing JET Exposed in Kindle Worlds. The story was super fun and seemed to take on a life of it’s own. I have three novellas for his World, and two for Toby Neal. As a matter of fact, I may have to write another this year.
Wow. It’s not everyday you have a bestselling author invite you to write books!
According to Goodreads
Jet: Exposed (Jet World #) Book 1
JET EXPOSED, A SUSPENSE THRILLER, UNCOVERS A DARK AND DANGEROUS WORLD OF HIGH-LEVEL INTRIGUE, PASSION, POWER AND GREED
The US government is in the throes of cyberwarfare with China. Luke Raven, a high-tech billionaire, is the only man that can save America from the deadly fallout. Jet, a highly trained operative, returns from Kosovo to retrieve two hundred and fifty million dollars in diamonds safely stored in Uruguay. Spotted by a drug cartel, she is chased up the Pacific coast of Mexico where she is saved by ex-Navy Seal Zach, a member of ‘Raven’s Group’.
Luke and his team recruit Jet to help execute a dangerous, highly classified special operations mission that is crucial to national security…Jet completes the critical Team Profile. They take their high-paced adventure across the USA and over the ocean to Paris. The action culminates in Shanghai, China where an ultra-wealthy and ruthless business tycoon possesses highly sensitive information that would have catastrophic results in the wrong hands. But will they get there soon enough to secure the information from their enemies?
– New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Russell Blake
“A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.”-Vladimir Nabokov
What is your goal in becoming a writer?
My goal is creative expression. I want to tell stories that entertain, inspire, create wonder and border on magic. I want my readers to be transported to a place they’ve never been and feel the story as it enfolds.
YES. That encapsulates it perfectly. I love it. I don’t think I could’ve said any better. Creativity unbound.
Did you write poetry before fiction?
I think I did but I started writing so many years ago that it all blends in for me. I published poetry first The Love Fix in 2009, then Love Rehab 2011 and I (Spy) Love in 2013. Poetry for me is prose in short bursts, sometimes rhyming, more than often stream of consciousness. I wish there was another word for what I’ve written so more people would be inspired to read it. I know they would enjoy my sometimes senseless or emotional or erotic writings.
I began with poetry as well, then progressed to fiction.
Share two of your favorite poems.
to rewind my clock
instead my time
is cut in half
is set to explode
when all I asked
was time to reload
the mistakes to fix
time to love deeply
time to mix
what is soul
what is naught
now seems so lame
to rewind my clock
The Love Fix
too many have come before you
and left before you
and promised nothing
and in the past, nothing was enough
I love these two poems. They really say a lot, especially the second. Words can be very powerful when used to convey meaning, experience or the past. Well done.
“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” Carl Landburg
What motivates you?
Love. Love of life, and the amazing men I’ve loved. The Creative Process for creation itself.
Wonderful. You can’t beat love of life! There’s something about the ability to create that’s so exhilarating isn’t’ it?
What’s your antagonist? Or what’s in the way of achieving your dream?
Time. Never enough time for all I want to create on so many levels.
Ah yes, father time. They say time and tide wait for no man.
Name three of the most difficult things as a writer.
- Time to learn to hone ones craft.
- Time to learn to market ones work.
- Belief that you are good enough
These are all great opportunities to learn throughout our writing life. You have a great beginning!
Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching-purehappylife.com
What is it about thrillers that you enjoy?
Oh the fun and the mystery and the thrill of the unknown. When I write I have no idea, even when I plot, where the story is really going to go! Thrillers are only limited in your mind.
I love thrillers too! The fun, mystery, intrigue, action and suspense all wrapped into one.
Have you learned to write from the heart?
Absolutely. My poetry is totally from the heart. And that is both the strength and weakness in my writing, it’s from the heart. If I don’t cry at some point in my story I didn’t get it right.
That’s amazing. I’ve heard several authors say they cry when they write. I’ve definitely been there. It must be the release of passion from us to the page. Sweet isn’t it?
Why do writers give up?
Lazy. In it for the wrong reasons.
What would you say to them?
- If you think you can, you can.
- Don’t listen to criticism.
- Write for the love it it, the art of it, not the money.
I especially appreciate your last statement. It definitely rings a bell. Art is beautiful; you never know where it might take you.
Write for the love it it, the art of it, not the money.- Lynda Filler
What’s your next project or book release?
Thanks for asking. My novel TARGET in the SUN is amazing. Great reviews. I thought it was a one-off but favourite readers have been asking me what happens to Carlos and Mia. And what about Sofia and Lucia. Without giving any of the story away, I’ve been surprised by events in several of the chapters. I started with a newspaper story and moved on from there. I LOVE this book VANISHED in the SUN. Pub date expect December 1st.
Can’t wait! Drop us a line when it’s ready!
Best Selling Kindle Worlds Author, Novelist and Poet
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2 thoughts on “Story of the Writer Series: Author Lynda Filler”
Lynda, great photos! I love “If you think you can, then you can.” I’m also a fan of “If you say you can’t, you’re probably right.” Great interview. Thanks for sharing with us.
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