Thursday, August 31, 2017

Interview with Theresa Lynn Hall

Today we welcome Theresa Lynn Hall.  Glad to have you, Theresa. Can you tell us when you realized you wanted to be an author? 

I think when I was in the sixth grade is when I started to realize how much fun writing is. I was an avid reader and would spend my summers visiting the library and reading suspense novels. By the time I was thirteen, I realized I wanted to write a book someday. The day finally came when I was a stay-at-home mom to my two sons. I’ve been writing ever since.

Who are your favorite authors in your genre? Lisa Harris, Katy Lee, Marta Perry. 

Where did you get your inspiration for your characters? It’s hard to say where I get my inspiration from because it comes from many places. I think my characters are a mix of myself and a lot of people I know, or have come into contact with. I try to give my characters problems that most of us can relate to in some way or another.

Which character was your favorite to write? My favorite character was Braden. For the most part, he has it all together. He’s strong, confident and knows what he wants. He has his hang-ups but he’s a rock in some pretty tough situations.

Which was the hardest character to write? Lexi was the hardest to write. She’s been through a lot and realizes she’s on the verge of losing everything. She has to make some tough decisions if she wants to find happiness.

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As a native Texan, Theresa loves to write suspenseful stories that happen in small Texas towns with old fashioned Southern values.  She’s an elementary teacher and mom to two boys—the oldest being in law enforcement, which comes in handy when she’s researching. When she’s not teaching kids or writing, she loves to cook, read a good suspense, and binge-watch episodes of Dateline. She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She actively promotes fellow Christian Fiction authors on her blog. She also loves to hear from readers who enjoy Christian Fiction and can be found at and @theresalynnhall. 

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Private Investigator, Braden McCoy wants nothing more than to finish out the week doing a little fishing from his boat. The ex-special ops vet enjoys his peaceful life and loves his new career. He’s learned to put his past behind him and enjoy his blessings. Until a mourning redhead walks into his office and changes his plans.

Lexi Ramos always knew her family was dysfunctional. Until the sudden death of her brother, she never knew exactly how much. Consumed with questions surrounding his accident, she seeks the help of a private investigator. What starts out as a murder investigation in Cozumel, quickly crosses borders and escalates into a race against time to save them both from Brazilian kidnappers, who somehow know more about her family secrets than she does. Lexi soon realizes that life comes with a price.
I will post an excerpt from this book tomorrow.


Marilyn R. said...

Nice to learn how an author started writing. I'm intrigued with the blurp about Ransom in Rio. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa Lynn Hall said...

Thank you, Marilyn! I'm so glad you stopped by to comment.

Theresa Lynn Hall said...

Thank you for having me, Laura!

JennaVictoria said...

Loved the interview 😊 And I loved the book. I agree with what you said about Lexi...

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Great interview Theresa!
Good luck and God's blessings

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