Q&A with Author Cari Lynn Webb

Q: When did you write your first book?

I wrote my first book while living on Maui. This was back before Amazon and in the era of bookstores. As it happened, there was one bookstore (Waldenbooks) on our side of the island. I had been a romance reader for a very long time (and still am today) and a voracious one at that. I read all the titles in Waldenbooks romance section and new releases from my favorite authors were months away. I went home and decided to write the book I wanted to read – the book I couldn’t find on the bookshelf. I didn’t tell anyone, not even my husband until the manuscript was finished. Finally, I got up the nerve to show my husband and ask him if I should continue writing or look for a different hobby. He read my pages and told me to keep going. My husband’s support and my families led me to where I am now: a published romance author. I’ll be forever grateful to them. As for that first book, it’s still in a box, tucked safely away in my office. 

Q: Which of your books was the easiest to write?

Fun question. Although, I must admit that none of them have been easy to write. Every time I sit down to write a book, I think I have everything handled from the plot to conflict to character arc. Inevitably, I hit a stumbling block in every book – something that challenges me as a writer. I should mention those stumbling blocks are different for every book. And I realize no matter how many books I write, I’m going to be constantly learning my craft. My books may not be easy to write, but there is so much joy in the process. And even more joy when those books arrive on my doorstep and I know that’s my work. 

Q: Tell us about your new writing project included in the anthology, Thankfully In Love.

Love Guides the Way features photographer, Kelsey Thomas, Dr. Noah Lawson and a fake wedding date at an island resort. Kelsey has a degenerative eye disease and knows she’ll be blind in five years. Her family wants her married, but Kelsey wants to prove her independence. Noah is offered funding for his cutting-edge techniques to slow the progression of vision loss, but the money comes with strings – save the eyesight of the granddaughter of a wealthy investor. A chance meeting at the bar between Kelsey and Noah reveals their attraction to each other. But when Noah discovers Kelsey’s connection to his potential investor, suddenly being Kelsey’s fake date becomes more complicated. 

Kelsey and Noah are two of my favorite characters. Neither Kelsey nor Noah have added love to their busy to do lists. Yet love has its own schedule and won’t be denied for long, despite Kelsey and Noah’s best efforts.

Q: Do you have any future writing projects coming out soon?

I have a December release with Harlequin Heartwarming, Montana Wedding. (This is the fifth book in The Blackwell Sisters continuity series).

I’ll have an April 2021 release, Three Makes a Family, with Harlequin Heartwarming.

And I’m part of a special Mother’s Day anthology with ARC Manor.

Q: Describe your writing style using only three words.

Heartwarming. Emotional. Uplifting.

Q: Where can readers find you and your work online?

Here are my social media links:

Website: www.carilynnwebb.com

Twitter: @carilynnwebb

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carilynnwebb

Instagram: @carilynnwebb

My website has a list of my books with buy links for different retailers.

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