Linda Marie Pankow is a busy mother of 4 children. She was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she still resides with her 4 kids, her husband, and their four dogs. Linda Marie Pankow writes her stories using the cover model for inspiration (with their permission, of course!). She has not been writing for long, but she can no longer imagine her life without having a book on the go. Her latest book, NewYear’s Dream is out on the 1st of January, 2022.
Genre: Erotic Romance
Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book coming out on January first is called NewYear’s Dream. It was inspired by my friend who is a single mom, trying to make it on her own with four kids. I’ve always dreamed of her finding true love and not suffering as much as she does on her own.
Q2: When you’re writing an emotional or difficult scene, how do you set the mood?
Honestly, I’m not sure, I just let the scenes play in my head and write what I see. I usually wind up crying when I write sad scenes though.
Q3: What authors, or books have influenced you?
I’ve loved reading since I was 4 years old and I have dreamed of being a writer since then. But I never had the lady balls to do it until I was over 30... I was inspired by writers like Dr. Suess and Stephen King. Then I was inspired by all the authors before me on the Chapters app.
Q4: When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer?
I first realized I wanted to be a writer when I was 4. I still have the evidence for this from when I read and filled in Dr Suess’s My Book About Me. I’ve always loved writing, well, typing at least. My handwriting stinks!Q5: What advice would you give to a writer working on their first book?
Just dive in, let the words flow from you, don’t force them, the best writing comes when you are inspired, not when you are forced.
Q6: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I was surprised to learn that I can create whole worlds, with new people, people who only exist in the confines of my mind. I learned that my worlds can be fun, and inspire people to better their own lives, or value themselves more.
Q7: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
I mean the earliest was as a 4-year-old, reading Dr. Suess’s Sleep Book, just seeing the word ‘yawn’ a bazillion times makes one want to yawn. Don’t you feel like yawning already?
Q8: What was the first book that made you cry?
That’s a tough one to answer, a lot of books have made me cry. It’s not that I’m overly emotional or anything, but I am an empath and can feel the emotions left in the words of the book. I feel each emotion as the characters in the books do.
Q9: What are you working on now?
The next book I’ll be working on is called Training My Puppies, and it’s all about a dominatrix woman who has found not just one but two men to call her own, and they love to submit to her.
Q10: What are you currently reading?
Currently I’m reading a few books, each of them for different reasons. One is an arc/beta read called Time Wader, another is a precursor (Going Down) to an arc I’m going to read, called No Limits, and the third one is a book I saw and wanted right away, The Psycho.
She pulls into the parking lot knowing full well what she was getting for me. “We are having a spa weekend, then by the time the party rolls around, you will be relaxed and ready to meet my friends from camp last year.”
I can’t stop my laugh as we get out of the car. “Your friends from camp, what are we teenagers?”
She gives me a look that drips sin as she smirks. “Yeah, cause that’s the kinda camp I went to last summer, Elizabeth. It was just a bunch of teenagers....” Her eyebrow raises. “I mean we acted like kids who just hit puberty, but I assure you that everyone was well over eighteen at the camp I went to.”
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