Hello, I’m Lynne.
I’m the founder of White Rose Writers, an online writers group which provides writing, editing, designing and publishing services for Christian writers. I’m also a Lay Associate 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.
My first published book was in 2013, Raising Benjamin Frog–A Mother’s Journey with her Autistic Son. It’s a collection of memoirs about raising my child with autism.
My recent projects have been writing courses for the White Rose Writers school about turning things you already know and enjoy into income-generators in as little as 10 hours! And an author workbook in our Etsy shop. My next book project to be published later this year is a fun book about finding your Kingdom purpose from a geek point of view.
Most of my inspiration for fantasy comes from the woodlands surrounding our home, but inspiration for my current work, a post-apocalypse story, comes from my love of disaster stories. I’m a huuuuuge fan of The Walking Dead!
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 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