Monday, 17 December 2018

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Interview: Lynette Eason

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Why did you decide to write a series based on a law enforcement family?

I thought it would have interesting dynamics and be fun to write characters who understood each other yet had a lot of differences too. I wanted to show that a family can disagree and still come together to support each other when needed.

Called to Protect Book CoverYour series is set in Columbia, South Carolina. Why did you utilize this location for your new series?

I went to college in Columbia, so I’m fairly familiar with the area. I also liked the setup of the law enforcement for the city because it fit into my plans with what I wanted to do with the series.

 

Human trafficking is a hot topic in the news. What type of research was required to effectively write a novel based on this issue?

It’s a hot topic for good reasons. Human trafficking is prevalent and a huge moneymaker for those who exploit others. I think it’s also something that people have a hard time believing can happen in their own backyard, so to speak. The research was intense and in-depth.

 

Chloe St. John is a K-9 cop working with her Dutch shepherd partner, Hank. Was there anything new you learned about K-9 divisions when writing Called to Protect?

I did! I learned a lot. I learned about the way dogs track and how they’re trained. It’s an incredibly interesting process. I had a K-9 trainer who was willing to answer any questions I had, so having the input of a professional was especially cool.

 

Do you have a favorite character in Called to Protect?

I love Chloe St. John. She just really appeals to me. She’s strong and fierce and funny. She’s also got an independent streak but isn’t afraid to ask for help when she needs it. For the most part anyway.

 

What is one of the main points you hope readers gain from your book?

First, I want readers to love the story. Next, I want them to get how big a problem human trafficking is and that we can’t turn a blind eye to it.

What are you working on next? I’m working on Book #3 in the Blue Justice series. It’s Brady St. John and Emily Chastain’s story. J It also deals with human trafficking but from a whole different perspective than in Called to Protect.

How can readers connect with you? I’m on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lynetteeason and my website is www.lynetteeason.com and twitter @lynetteeason. I love connecting with readers and look forward to hearing what they think about the story!


Lynette Eason

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Oath of Honor, as well as the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, the Hidden Identity series, and the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of two ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. She has a master’s degree in education from Converse College and lives in South Carolina. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

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