• Grace A. Johnson

Author Interview: Victoria Lynn


Victoria's back, and this time with an encouraging and insightful interview! (If you didn't catch my review of her latest release, Once I Knew, this morning, you can read it here!)

Now, let's not waste time in introducing the lovely Miss Victoria Lynn - an inspiring and ambitious Christian author, editor, entrepreneur, marketer, author coach, and the list goes on!

 

What first inspired you to write and what has continued to motivate you?


I started writing simply because I didn't have enough stories that I wanted to read that I liked, so I ended up writing them simply for myself. It wasn't until about 7-8 years later that I realized others may like to read them and I have been motivated by the fact that stories are important and they have power to encourage and change peoples lives! Can you name any authors who have inspired your voice in different ways? How can you see their influence in your writing?


L.M. Montgomery and Louisa May Alcott have both massively inspired me. Their style definitely has seeped into my writing as I purposefully have an old fashioned form of prose that reminds me of them. Lord of the Rings definitely inspires me as well, though I didn't get into that till later in life. Looking back, what has changed for you as a writer—be it how you write or what you write about—over the last few years?


I think what God is talking to me about in any given moment definitely influences my writing. God has a way of having me do things I never thought I would do and taking me out of my element to try new things and step out of the box. That's something He tells me often, that I wasn't meant to be inside of a box and do what everyone else seems to think is the right thing. He has called me to do what He has called me to do, even if that is against the norm. What's the story behind Once I Knew? What has inspired you to persevere through your work on this novel?


I started writing it for a writing prompt on my blog. It was going to be super short and that was going to be the end of it. BUT... the Lord had other plans. I wrote another chapter, then another and then I had the idea for the entire story and I couldn't not write more. I started writing it as a novel but then God asked me to take a break. Life got really intense and there was a lot going on, so I did. It was super hard to stop, but I knew it was important to be obedient to what He was asking. He opened the door in 2021 and asked me to finish writing it. It was like an instant faucet had been turned on, and inspiration came back. I also felt it important to get the story into the world so I was determined to finish it! What do you want, most of all, for readers to take away from Once I Knew?


I hope they are filled with hope and reminded that God has a plan for their lives. I pray that they are inspired to pursue what God has called them to and embrace their destiny and legacy. What has being a writer taught you?


Not to give up and that God cares about our stories as much as we do! What led you to choose self-publishing? Will you continue to self-publish, or do you have plans to traditionally publish one day?


I'm open to whatever door the Lord opens for me! I feel led to continue self-publishing for as long as I can, but I would love to be a hybrid author someday! What are your thoughts for other aspiring writers on writing and publishing?

Find your people! Pray and ask God for them! He cares about your stories as much as you do and He has a purpose for your stories and for your books!

 

about the author

Victoria Lynn has an insatiable desire for truth, light and beauty.

Traveling to destinations of beauty created by our Heavenly Father, reveling in creative pursuits that fill her with joy, or pouring her heart into words of life are some of her favorite things to do.

She seeks to bring the life giving words of the Savior to a dark and broken world that desperately needs to know of His sacrifice.

A writing and publishing coach, author, journalist, seamstress and creator, she loves spending time with any of her 8 siblings, exploring her native state of Michigan, and sewing gowns fit for a princess.

You can connect with Victoria on her website and through her newsletter, or follow her on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Goodreads, and Amazon!

 

the tour


June 22:


Kaitlyn Jones // IG Post

Drew Taylor // IG Post

Adriana // Story Only

Faith Mathewson // IG POST

Morgan Smith // IG POST

Naomi Sowell // IG REVIEW & INTERVIEW

Robin Degan // IG and BLOG REVIEW

Gabrielle Childers // IG Review and Reel

Katie Marie // IG REVIEW

Virginia Burford // IG Spotlight

Sarah Young // IG Review, Blog Review, Author Interview

Natalie Claire // IG spotlight, Blog Spotlight

Brynn // IG Review/Spotlight

Alexandria Grace // Story Interview

Lily // Blog Review and Spotlight

Samantha Beiser // IG Spotlight

Eva-Joy// BLOG REVIEW

Ella // IG spotlight, IG reel

Joy C. Woodbury // IG spotlight, Blog Spotlight


June 23:


C. K. Heartwing // Author Interview

Victoria Marentette // Author Interview


June 24:


Maryam Obeid // IG REVIEW

Kate // IG spotlight, Author Interview


June 25:


Kristina Hall // IG Review, Blog Review


June 27:


Crystal Grant // interview

Marissa // IG Review, IG Reel


June 28:


Claire Tucker // IG Review, IG Interview, Author Interview

Abigail Hayven // IG Review, IG Interview, IG Reel


June 29:


Kristianne // IG Reel, Blog Review

Samantha Beiser // IG REEL


June 30:


Emily Hebert // IG Interview, IG spotlight, Author Interview

Holly // IG Review, Blog Review


July 1:


Kylie Hunt // IG spotlight, IG Reel

July 5:


Eliza Noel // IG Review

Anna Augustine // Author Interview


July 6:


Kellyn Roth // IG spotlight, Author Interview

Samantha Beiser // IG REVIEW


July 7:


Jordan // IG Spotlight


July 8:


Rachel T Taylor // IG Review, IG spotlight, IG Reel

Faith Blum // IG spotlight, IG Reel


July 11:


Ryana Lynn // IG spotlight


July 12:


Stacey Ulferts // IG Review

Hosanna Emily // IG spotlight

Mariposa Aristeo // IG Review, IG spotlight


July: 13


Morgan Giesbrecht // IG Review


July 14:


Sofia V.D. // IG Review, IG Reel


July 15:


Jana T. // IG spotlight, IG Reel, Blog Review, Blog Spotlight


July 18:


Laurel Jean // IG spotlight, Blog Review, Blog Spotlight, Author Interview


July 19:


PJ // IG Review, IG spotlight


July 20:


Ysa // IG Review


July 22:


Grace A. Johnson // IG Review, Blog Review, Author Interview

Katja L. // Blog Review

 

I hope y'all enjoyed our interview as much as I did! Victoria has even more encouragement and advice to share on her Instagram (not to mention absolutely gorgeous photos), so be sure to check her out on social media AND read over the rest of the posts in the tour! *winks*


yours in spirit and script,

Grace


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