Hello. I’m Lynne, writer of Speculative Fiction with a Christian Worldview, author of one autobiography, one nonfiction ebook, four as-yet unpublished novels and a fantasy series, and a contributor to four anthologies. So, if you like diversity, I’m in.
I was born in England, in the Worth Valley district of West Yorkshire, part of the Pennine Way. I spent many hours as a child walking the moors where the Bronte sisters walked around Haworth, stopping at Top Withens (from the book, Wuthering Heights) to soak in the views of the valleys and moorland. The breathtaking sights and soothing sounds of nature echoing over the valley instilled in me a passion to write.
At fourteen, I came to Canada with my parents and I’ve made this wonderful country my home. I married an English man and we have three grown children and four adorable grandchildren. We call our home the White Rose Shire because the surroundings remind us of our roots in England, and I’m a geek when it comes to the Lord Of The Rings.
I am very blessed.
Most of the inspiration for my fantasy writing comes from my childhood memories of a simpler life and the woodlands surrounding our home, but inspiration for my Speculative Fiction comes from hours of ‘research’, watching disaster shows and movies. I’m a huuuuuge fan of The Walking Dead!
My Published Work:
Raising Benjamin Frog an autobiography about raising my autistic son who is now a published author, public speaker, and editor.
Hosting A Shire Party a fun ebook about Middle Earth cosplay, food and games.
The Smart Author’s Brand social media branding for authors, with worksheets.
New Releases Coming Soon
My next book is about discovering your life purpose from a Christian geek’s point of view. I had a lot of fun writing that with my son, Benjamin T. Collier. Stay tuned for the release date (insider info unknown to the public yet–release will be some time in November this year!)
I also teach writing online from my business website White Rose Writers–The Business Of Being An Author and have five writing courses on how to turn your Blog posts, Facebook posts, Twitter tweets and Pinterest pins, into easy ebooks, with three new courses coming out this Fall:
From Muse to Memoir – turn your social media memories into an autobiography
From Ebook to Epic Novel – turn your ebook into an epic manuscript in 30 days
From Pin to Print:Fiction – turn your passion for Pinterest into a novel in 4 weeks
Why I write:
My favourite quote is one I memorized as a child while I sat rocking in my great-aunty Pat’s 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.