I’m thrilled to welcome Lynda Schab as my meet-and-greet guest today! I remember first seeing Lynda’s name on the contest circuit when I started entering them myself. This lady had quite the corner on the contests! And I had a feeling it wouldn’t be long before I saw her name on the cover of a book. (I just love it when I’m right. :))

Before we get to the fun, let’s start with the basics…

Lynda Lee Schab got her writing start in greeting cards  (Blue Mountain Arts, Dayspring)  and from there  went on to write  articles and short stories (Mature Living, Christian Home &  School)  and in many places online (including www.examiner.com and  www.wow-womenonwriting.com), but  her passion has always been fiction.

Mind Over Madi, her debut novel, is near and dear to her heart.  Lynda admits  she has a lot in common with  the character of Madi. Not only are they both  addicted to ice cream, chocolate, and computer games,  they  struggle with the same types of insecurities and continually require a hefty dose of God’s grace.

Lynda works behind the scenes at FaithWriters.com and is a member of ACFW. She is a regular book reviewer for FaithfulReader.com and is the Grand Rapids Christian Fiction Examiner and the National Writing Examiner for Examiner.comMind Over Madi  received Runner-up in the 2007 FaithWriters Page Turner contest, was a finalist in the 2007 RWA Get your Stiletto in the Door contest, and won second place in the 2008 ACFW Genesis contest, Chick Lit category. Lynda lives with her husband, Rob, and two teenagers in Michigan.

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See what I mean about those contests? Wowzers! All right, on to the questions…

Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?
Laid-back, quirky, sensitive, simple, curious, fun, real.

Either/Or Questions:

1) Australia or Africa? Australia, definitely. I have a friend there I’d love to visit!
2) Sweat pants or dress pants? Given the choice, comfy wins. But it’s nice to dress up once in a while, too.
3) Rock-and-roll or Rock-a-bye-baby? Depends on the mood, but mostly rock-and-roll, as long as it’s not overly rock-ish. I’m a Journey and REO Speedwagon girl.
4) Food Network or Cartoon Network? Well, I’m not much of a cook, but watching other people cook is sort of fun. And it beats cartoons, which just aren’t the same as they used to be. Although I am a Sponge Bob fan.
5) Convertible or pick-up truck? Convertible. Preferably red.
6)  Strawberry sundae or chocolate shake? Chocolate, every day of the week. Vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s syrup and milk is my addiction. Unfortunately, my pants don’t like it as much as I do.
7) Out on the town or Take-out and a movie? Again, depends on my mood. Most of the time I’d choose take-out and a movie. In my sweats, while drinking my chocolate shake.

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Can’t go wrong with a chick flick, sweats, and a chocolate shake! And I totally agree with you about cartoons, Lynda. Whatever happened to Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird? Just thinking about it depresses me, which means I need more chocolate. 🙂

Thanks for being my guest today! I loved having you! (And I’m loving your humor in Mind Over Madi, by the way.)

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Mind Over Madi

Madi McCall admits her husband lacks a little in the romance department, but all in all, he’s been a good husband, a good father. Now, though, she suspects Rich is having an affair with Fawn Witchburn, the mother of one of his fourth-grade students. To say Fawn shows off her “assets” more than should be legally allowed in public is an understatement, and Madi’s insecurities kick into high gear. When, in a heated moment, she asks Rich to leave and he complies, Madi is forced to deal with her issues. Issues of love and trust she’s tried so hard to avoid. Issues that trail all the way back to her childhood and make her act like a total moron.

To learn more about Lynda’s writing, you can visit her website, her blog, and her Facebook page.

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Blog Readers: Let’s talk…What cartoon from the “olden days” do you miss most? Or if you can’t think of a cartoon, what’s a classic TV show that you miss?


 


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43 thoughts on “Meet and Greet with Author Lynda Schab

  • November 28, 2011 at 5:19 am
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    Fun interview! Nice to meet you Lynda!

    I miss Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman…not sure if that qualifies as a classic, but I loved that show when I was a kid!

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm
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      Hi Heidi! Dr. Quinn is definitely a classic! Confession time: While all the women were swooning over Sully, I had a crush on the oldest son. 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 6:38 am
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    Nice to meet Lynda, thanks for sharing.
    Little House on the Prairie, no doubt!

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm
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      Oh yeah, that’s a great classic, Anne! I still remember the one where they got snowed in and had to use snowshoes. Lots of classic episodes! 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 8:52 am
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    What a fun interview — and I don’t think I like Fawn Witchburn at all. How did you pick that name, Lynda?
    One of my favorite cartoons growing up: all of the Loony Toons cartoons. There’s just nothing better than the classic Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny … and what is the name of that bulldog with the little kitty? Love ’em all!
    Going to tweet this now and share on FB!

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm
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      I’m totally with you on the Loony Toons, Beth! My favorites were Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. Oh, and Pepe Lepeu was always a hoot too. 🙂

      Thanks for sharing the word on FB and Twitter!

  • November 28, 2011 at 9:03 am
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    Hi Lynda, I hear you on the cooking thing. I’m not too much of a cook, but there’s something so fascinating watching the cooking shows where the chef has the meal just mastered! Best wishes with your debut 🙂

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:39 pm
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      I agree, Joanne. Food Network is fascinating to watch. Not to mention it always makes me hungry. 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 9:09 am
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    Your book sounds great, Lynda!

    And I miss the cartoon Doug. I loved his quirkiness.

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm
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      I don’t remember that cartoon, Lindsay. But if it was quirky, I’m sure I’d have loved it! 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 9:51 am
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    These are so much fun! And your questions…right up my alley!

    Love the seven words Lynda chose to describe herself!
    ~ Wendy

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm
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      Thanks, Wendy girl! I could make so many jokes about the alley, but I’ll spare us all. 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 9:54 am
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    I love Spongebob too!
    Congrats, Lynda! Your book is definitely on my TBR list!

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm
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      You would love Lynda’s book, Jennifer! You both are funny, funny gals. 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 10:11 am
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    I’m going to date myself, but I was a fan of the original Scooby Doo when I was a kid. I’ve outgrown that attraction, though. 🙂

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm
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      LOL, Keli, Isn’t there a new version of Scooby Doo now? You don’t have to outgrow it at all! 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 10:15 am
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    Great to learn more about you, Lynda! Love your choice of convertible–anything RED is bound to grab my attention!

    “Mind Over Madi” sounds like a winner! Can’t wait to read it! Sounds like you’ve got a wonderful sense of humor, too. 🙂

    Thanks for another wonderful “meet and greet”, Sarah.

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:45 pm
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      Oh yes, Cynthia, I forgot about your red addiction. Wouldn’t you love to ride in that red convertible with Lynda?! 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 10:26 am
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    It’s so nice to learn more about Lynda. I am so excited for her! 🙂 Wishing her much success!

    TV show I miss – our family used to watch the Avonlea series on Disney. I miss good wholesome programs like that.

    Thanks Sarah and Lynda, for a great interview and giveaway!

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm
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      I don’t remember the Avonlea series, Karen. Was that related to Anne of Green Gables somehow? If so, I’m sure I would have been a fan! 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 10:45 am
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    Thank you so much for all the comments so far, and for the encouragement! Beth, thanks for asking about my antagonist’s name. I knew from the beginning that her first name would be Fawn.Not sure why, it just seemed to fit. I played around with the last name a little before coming up with Witchburn. My story has a princess-ish theme (Several Disney princesses are mentioned, as Madi decides which one she most relates to), so Witchburn was fun and fit the story.

    I wish I could give you all a copy of my book. Good luck in the giveaway. I’ll check back again!

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:50 pm
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      I love Disney princesses, Lynda, so I love that you used that theme in your book. 🙂 By the way, I just watched Tangled last weekend and it is FABULOUS! If anyone hasn’t seen it yet, you need to fix that asap! 🙂

      • November 28, 2011 at 11:47 pm
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        I loved Tangled! And I’m not ashamed to admit it’s on my Christmas wish list… 😛

      • November 29, 2011 at 4:39 pm
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        I have not seen Tangled yet but I really want to! Will be renting it soon…

  • November 28, 2011 at 10:48 am
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    Good morning, ladies! Lynda, How fun to learn about how you came up with Fawn’s name. It definitely sounds Disney-esque. 🙂

    I’ve got a little man who wants attention right now, so I’ll be back later today to chat with you all some more. Have a great Monday!

  • November 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm
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    I’ll be reading this book next week. I can’t wait. I’ve heard so many good things about Mind Over Madi!

  • November 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm
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    Please enter me in the giveaway. This book sounds delightful and I’d love a copy to place in our school’s library, Alamance Christian School.

    Also, I’m with you on chocolate. Give me most anything chocolate and I’m happy.

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm
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      Hi Vera! Thanks so much for spreading the word! Here’s some virtual chocolate for ya. 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm
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    Awesome! Thanks for spreading the word! Loree, you’ve been so encouraging. I really hope you enjoy it!

  • November 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm
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    Lovely interview!! Please enter me! Do we leave an email address?

    • November 28, 2011 at 8:53 pm
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      Hi Marissa! No need to leave an email address unless it’s different than what you left in your comment form. I’ve got you entered. 🙂

  • November 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm
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    Great interview and I love the title of your book, Lynda. I used to love, love, love vanilla ice cream with hershey syrup. Haven’t had that in like forever. Will have to soon.

    My favorite cartoon was always Tom & Jerry, and now my son watches it. He only likes the original ones, which is great!

    • November 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm
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      I used to do the vanilla ice cream with Hersey syrup thing too, Heather. I’d mix them until they turned into a thick shake. Yum! And Tom and Jerry is always a classic. My son giggles like crazy when he watches it. So cute! 🙂

      • November 29, 2011 at 4:37 am
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        I do the hersheys on vanilla with milk. I don’t mix them up, but when eaten together, the ice cream turns almost crispy. Love that! I used to love Tom & Jerry, too! Nothing like those old classics.

  • November 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm
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    and i can’t fight this feeling anymore…..i’ve forgotten what i started fighting for…….come on, join in! i immediately started singing this when i saw you are an REO girl!! love them. great meet and greet, sarah, as always. 🙂

    • November 29, 2011 at 4:39 am
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      LOVE that song, Jeannie, and almost every other one from REO. Being in high school in the 80’s definitely affected my love for 80’s music. A friend and her husband thrown an 80’s party every summer. So fun!

    • November 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm
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      lol, Jeannie, Now I’ll have that song in my head the rest of the day.

  • November 29, 2011 at 8:33 am
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    I am thrilled for Lynda–I know she has been writing a long time and working her way to this success!

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