My writing journey
I fit the statistics. The big 8. Most authors get published after they’ve written 8 books or after they’ve been writing steadily and trying to get published for 8 years. I was a high school teacher and principal before I started writing full time. My debut novel, a thriller/romance (LAST RESORT) was published in 2012; I’ve had two books, FADEOUT and SWOON of the Funeral Planner Suspense Series, published in 2012. I’ve written 12 novels in total, with a new manuscript in TWRP’s hands as we speak, and another book ready for revision on the back burner. I’ll be starting on FAINT, the third novel in the Funeral Planner Series very soon.
Where did the idea for the Funeral Planner Series come from?
Back in 2005 after my father died, my sister, my brothers and I began planning his funeral with a fairly traditional approach in mind, until my teacher-self spoke out in alarm: “The children will be watching!” In fact eight children under the age of 15 were going to be present; the youngest was two years old at the time. Could we design a funeral ceremony about the death of a loved one that wouldn’t frighten children? Indeed, could we use the event as a teachable moment?
Our second challenge: most of the grandchildren knew my father during the time he was bewildered by Alheimers. What could we provide in the ceremony that would show the audience he once lived a robust and productive life?
My character, a boutique funeral planner emerged out of this experience. Of course, I had to add suspense and romance to the equation when I wrote the story.
“Don't miss SWOON by Rolynn Anderson! If you like an interesting cast of characters, a heavy dose of mystery and a lot of fabulous surprises, you'll be happily turning pages late into the night.ˮ
~ Brenda Novak, NYT and USA Bestselling Author of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES
Her dead clients won’t rest in peace.
When the dead tell tales, Jan Solvang’s first reaction is to RUN! But then she gets caught up in their mysteries.
Jan’s a boutique funeral planner, new to risk, hired to bury a missing woman and memorialize an infamous man. Yet when she digs for clues to write their eulogies, she disturbs family secrets and unmasks killers.
Roman Keller, hard-driving documentary writer, is in complete control of his life and his stories, until he falls for Jan, a woman who trusts her dog, her faint-dreams, and her instincts more than she trusts him.
Can they make the sacrifices necessary to cement their relationship or will the mayhem caused by the dead ruin their second chance at love?
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