I am so excited to be interviewing author Victoria Lynn about life and her debut release London in the Dark. (Seriously, y’all–THIS BOOK! I’ll be reviewing it later this week, so stay tuned for some Dudley fangirling.)
About the Book
Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by the largest run of thefts in recent history. His hunch that it is all tied together may put him and those he loves in more danger than he could have reckoned.
Olivia Larken Hartwell is just home from boarding school for the summer anticipating time with her adoring parents. She misses her absent brother, Cyril, hoping for the day he will finally come home. But tragedy strikes, causing upheaval for all concerned and changes her life in a way she never could have imagined.
Olivia, Cyril, and their friends must bring the hidden to light, seek to execute justice, and dispel the darkness that hovers over London… and their hearts.
About the Author
Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she’s not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at www.rufflesandgrace.com about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings.
Join me in welcoming author Victoria Lynn to Once Upon an Ordinary! The game is on!
Thanks Kate! I am excited! Thank you so much for hosting me and I look forward to answering your questions!
Victoria, tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a Christian, Homeschool Graduate who loves my family and my Savior. I live at home with my family and enjoy working and playing with them. Washing dishes is my favorite chore, I am a bit of a neat freak, a HUGE music aficionado and a musician. I love to read (of course) and you can keep up with my favorite books on Goodreads. Blogging is my other love and you can keep up with me at Ruffles and Grace. I am also a seamstress, which is another of my passions. You can see the things I sell on my Etsy shop. I also am a bit of a graphic designer, mostly specializing in book covers and promotional material. And here is my author site.
What first made you decide you wanted to be an author?
I have always loved to write, but in the spring and summer of 2015, I really got inspired by my friend Julia Erickson. Seeing her publish her books made me think that maybe I could do that too! So after a little bit of work on other projects, I got the big main idea for London in the Dark and started writing right away!
Congratulations on your debut London in the Dark! May we have an introduction?
Certainly! London in the Dark has a little bit of mystery, a little bit of suspense, and is a Christian Fiction book. It takes place in 1910 London England and is about Private Detective Cyril Hartwell and his sister Olivia. A lot of things change in their lives in the first few chapters and the rest of the book is about them grappling with the issues of themselves and their relationships with others, all while trying to solve the largest run of thefts in recent history!
What is your favorite aspect of the ordinary life God has blessed you with?
My favorite aspect of my “ordinary” life is that I get to be with my family. I live at home, work at home, and find my best friends at home. I feel so blessed to be able to serve God and others as a family and to work together. We have our moments, just like every family, but we really love each other and I feel so blessed to be doing life with these people!
Any plans for further projects?
Oh my, yes! London has several sequels in the works, and a Modern Christian Fiction book should be hitting publication towards the end of the summer, Lord willing! I also have some other stories up my sleeve. *wink*
Thank you so much for coming! 😀
You are welcome! Thank you so much for having me! I feel so honored and you had some fabulous questions!
You can find London in the Dark in paperback and eBook on Amazon. There’s also a Goodreads giveaway and Victoria Lynn is a hosting one on her blog as well (complete with a prize option for us Dudley fangirls.) 😉
Follow the rest of the tour at Ruffles and Grace!