Flash Question Session---> Author Linna Drehmel

Flash Question Session
Author Linna Drehmel

1. Introduce yourself and what it is that you do. Hello there! My name is Linna Drehmel. I write YA Scifi/Fantasy. I love to make it fun and inspiring. I have been married to the same great guy for twenty years and we have 8 wonderful kids.

2. Day or night writer?
Well for now I do the vampire shift. My oldest two children attend an online high school in the day and we only have one computer in our family so they each log on for 5-6 hours every day, so the only time that is left to me is writing at night. Right now it is 2:20am.

H.E.A.R.T. Saga: The Children Front Cover

3. What are your current and past projects that you have you done?
I have three great short stories in the Dark Light anthology (with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing) I also have my first novel H.E.A.R.T. Saga: The Children being released in march (also with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly publishing)

4. The worst advice you have ever received?
“Don’t think about it first, just do it.” This is not such good advice because if you don’t take a little time to reflect on your choices you may end up doing something you regret.

Dark Light Anthology cover

5. Which part of your book was the hardest/easiest to write? 
The scenes where I have to hurt my favorite characters. I will be sobbing “I am so sorry I will make it better I promise!”

6. Favorite movie(s)?Lets see…
LOTR, Avatar, Sherlock Holmes 1&2, Iron Man 1&2, Twilight(all), Harry Potter
Picture: The Clematis

7. Where do you get your ideas for writing?
I really don’t know where they come from. They just kind of magically pop in my head. I guess this is why I write scifi fantasy.

The H.E.A.R.T. Map

Photo: The Heart

8. What do you do to help you write? Do you down the energy drinks? Eat junk food? Run around the house to get the inspiration going? Blast the tunes? Do tell.  First off I pray and read some scriptures, then I listen to music. Mostly my music is Josh Groban and Depeche Mode.

9. If you if could meet any of your own characters, who would it be?   My Symon of course. He is in The H.E.A.R.T. Saga and is completely wonderful *SIGH*

10. Where can we stalk you online?
I am one of the easiest people to stalk online. Putting in the name Linna Drehmel will find me anywhere. But here are some of my links:



My blog:




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Thank you Alexia for having me on your blog.
Let your light so shine
Linna Drehmel
Thanks for letting us probe your mind Linna!!!

Photography:  Kim Curtis
Clematis and Heart Map design: April Colburn
Cover art by Paragrapic Designs for Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing

Questions and blog design by Alexia Purdy and Amy Conley