I love interviewing Authors about their books their thoughts and stories, because their advice and path of publications and writing books is a road map for others who seek to get published –
Today we have the pleasure of interviewing with us on ‘A living series talk’ –
Dr. Eichin Chang Lim is an optometrist by day, an author by night, a wife, and a mother to two children. They live in Orange County, CA with two Poodle mixes, Shorty and Gabby.
Her niche genera are Romance and Parenting. Her vision is to use ‘romance’ as a vehicle to draw out a true love story. Eventually, it evolves into an inspirational and thought-provoking tale. She also conveyed, “As a romance writer, I write with my heart and soul. My mindset is that if my story can make a difference in even one person’s life, it’s all worth it, and that’s what love is all about.”
Aside from writing, she loves opera, classical music, and a big bear hug.
In conversation with Eichin Chang Lim
Hi Eichin, thank you for agreeing to this interview and I’m delighted to have you here with us today! Please tell us about yourself!
First of all, thank you for the interview, it’s lovely.
I am an optometrist, mother, an actress and of course an Author by passion and I love books and music.
Incredible! Looking forward to know you more Eichin, I have noticed that three of your four books are in the Romance genre. Would you elaborate why you chose the Romance genre?
Romance is an intriguing genre for me. I write about it because I have found that relationships are quite involved in real life. I like to use romance to depict the intricacy of relationships.
I’ve asked myself countless times while I work on my manuscript, “What is true love?” Readers may discover that I tend to tell the stories beyond the confines of romance. I strive to convey the kind of love that is much broader and deeper than romantic or physical love.
It’s my conviction; love is more than a four-letter word. It’s multi-dimensional; it involves sacrifice, forgiveness, trust, demoting one’s ego or even “letting it go” at times. I also like to encompass the love of friendship, family, and even little pets in my story.
That sounds great Eichin, yes I agree, some way down the lane,we have something related that we always look forward to shape into words. Also, you are wearing multiple hats. When do you read? Which writers inspire you?
I make all efforts to read as much as I can. Frustratingly, I rarely have a chunk of time to do leisure reading during the week.
I read across various genres, and my favorite authors shift from time to time. If I have to pick one right at this very moment, I would say Kazuo Ishiguro.
Nowadays, I have found many aspiring indie authors who produced great works, and I am fond of a few of them.
That’s interesting! So, what have you written? Please share with our readers about your other books, I am sure our readers would love to know more about your work.
I have published one memoir and three novels.
A Mother’s Heart: Memoir of a Special Needs Parent. It can be lonely parenting a special-needs child, but you are not alone! https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Heart-Memoir-Special-Parent-ebook/dp/B06XCPDPWX
It can be read as part-memoir, part-self-help book. In this book, I share my experience of raising my son, who is born as a “special-needs” child due to a genetic disorder.
FLIPPING: An Uplifting Novel of Love
Love-A Tangled Knot: New Adult Romance
The LoveLock: A Romantic Suspense Novel
The LoveLock is a new release.
Congratulations, for your new book! And thank you once again for sharing more about your books. Let us talk about The lovelock Eichin, I must compliment you indeed the book cover is awesome. Kindly share with our readers what they can expect when they read The LoveLock.
To say it in one sentence: readers will find an unforgettable love, a thrilling of suspense, and a healthy dose of inspiration. Let me elaborate it further…
Even though it is still within the genre of inspirational romance, I approached my fourth book, The LoveLock, differently. It’s a new venture for me and much darker and more spiritually involved than the other three books.
Since the central theme of The LoveLock revolves around mental illness, there are scenes depicting the relentless pain of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that the main characters are trapped within.
The tender, sweet, unwavering love between Violet and Dylan certainly make this book well-qualified in the romantic genres. Yes, there are a few provocative languages and even sexual scenes with a touch of the paranormal. They are there because of the necessity of the plot and storyline. However, nothing is overly pornographic or erotic.
In the end, readers will sense inspiration and empowerment as the main characters grapple to seek for healing and for the purpose of their lives. Readers will cheer for them as they defeat their haunting memories at the end.
Certainly, I do agree I did loved the book it was captivating and encouraging. Where can readers buy a copy? And let me share with our readers something more regarding the book it is available in all the formats and released worldwide. Please correct me if I am wrong Eichin.
It has been here lovely Inderjit, yes the book is released globally and readers can find, The LoveLock on the following sites:
Barnes & Noble (Nook) https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lovelock-eichin-chang-lim/1128577675?ean=2940155237747
Thanks for the update Eichin, It is wonderful to talk to you Eichin, do you know when I interview authors globally I explored each one of us had a story to say and that is the core aim of Alivingseries talk, that more and more readers get to know about the authors and their struggles behind the book. Moving on do you write full-time or part-time?
I only write on the weekend due to the demands of my other responsibilities and duties. Before starting a book project, I write down the tentative layout. Then I spend much time on research, and go back to refine the layout. I have relatively clear ideas about the plots and characters before initiating a project. Since the outlines have been done, I have an idea of “what’s next.” I take quick notes during the weekdays when my muse strikes me, and this helps me gather my thoughts much faster when I hit the keyboard.
Absolutely, Time is the most important factor specially when we are playing multiple roles I do closely relate Eichin, weekend we want to make the best use, connecting this please share with our readers about your future projects?
I have a couple of book ideas in my head, which are in the fiction genera. I am also considering one or two non-fictions, focusing on parenting or self-help areas.
Awesome Eichin, I support your thought. And wish you all the best for all your future projects.
Readers can find more about the authors work here;
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Eichin-Chang-Lim/e/B00J79SY2Q/ref=dbs_p_ebk_rwt_abau
Book Links: (* American, UK, etc.) https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Eichin+Chang-Lim
Thank you Eichin!This is going to help our readers to trace you at a click.Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule and be a part of:-A living series talk.
Thank you once again for joining us today, Eichin!
Pleasure is mine and I am Grateful to you Inderjit for the invite.
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