About Lynne

Lynne Collier – Author, and founder of White Rose Writers

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’m proud to be a member of Christian Authors, InScribe and The Word Guild.

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 CollierAuthor & founder of White Rose Writers

Kind Words about my courses and books

Some of us know what it’s like raising or working with an autistic child. Perhaps you are a parent or a teacher, a sister, brother, friend. Autism to some, could be a shocking diagnosis. Not for one special family. Sure Lynne Collier could have tossed her hands in the air, become frustrated and shaken her fist at God. But she didn’t. The first few lines in her Dedication says it all: “I wrote this book because I have a story to tell; a story of a mother’s love and special bond with her autistic child. . .”

Glynis M. Belec on ‘Raising Benjamin Frog’

As a novice writer, compelled to record all that God has done for my family, this mini course helped identify my unique voice for His kingdom. It provided the much-needed reflection time prior to beginning the writing process, and elevated my overall level of confidence. The thought-provoking exercises helped identify the diversity of my strengths and aspects of my personality suited to certain types of writing styles. By the end of the course, I was able to clearly identify my purpose for writing and the modes I would use to share my message. Thank you, Lynne for designing such an inspirational course and for playing a role in equipping me with the knowledge and insight needed to begin my writing journey.

Melanie Doria on ‘Your Write Voice for His Kingdom’

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