Hello, I’m Lynne.
I’m an author of fiction and nonfiction, and the founder of White Rose Writers; who provide writing, editing, designing and publishing services for Christian writers. I’m also a Lay Pastoral Counsellor and Christian Life Coach, and I love seeing a client’s face light up when they understand God has a plan for their lives.
Most of my inspiration for fiction novels comes from the woodlands surrounding our home, but the geeky side originates from a fascination with fantasy and sci-fi. I’m currently writing a fantasy novel about elves and wizards and finishing my NaNoWriMo apocalypse novel. I’m a huuuuuge fan of The Walking Dead!
My current nonfiction project is about finding your Kingdom purpose if you don’t fit into one of the usual ‘boxes’. God has a plan for each of us. We just need to find out what it is. Discover Your Write Voice for His Kingdom.
I’m also writing a course about turning things you already know and enjoy into income-generators in 10 hours! There’ll be six classes altogether in the series. You can sign up for the first one here at White Rose Writers‘ school.
I also have a workbook for authors of fiction, to help with organizing characters, content, and plot twists. You can find the workbook in the White Rose Writers Etsy store.
I was very honoured recently to have a short story about my childhood growing up in mid-century England published in the latest ‘Hot Apple Cider book’, ‘Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon’, an anthology about finding love in unusual places.
I live in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada; with my husband, Stephen, our cat, Smokey, and a plethora of wildlife. I am very blessed.
Why I write:
My favourite quote is one I memorized as a child while I sat rocking in my great-aunts’ kitchen. She had a needlepoint on the wall which read:
“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.” – Etienne (Stephen) Grellet.
It encourages me now many years later that words are powerful and everlasting, whether written or spoken.
Lynne Collier – Author & founder of White Rose Writers