Hello, I’m Lynne; founder of White Rose Writers–The Business of Being an Author, contributor to four anthologies, writer of seven online courses for writers and one authors’ workbook, author of one nonfiction book, one autobiography, and six as-yet- unpublished Speculative Fiction novels. So, if you like diversity, I’m in.
I love to encourage authors on their writing journey so I’ve been super busy lately writing courses about turning things you already know, but don’t know you know, into income-generators in as little as 10 hours for our White Rose Writers School, and writing the Novel Authors Workbook for our White Rose Writers Etsy shop.
My own first book was my autobiography, published in 2013, called Raising Benjamin Frog–A Mother’s Journey with her Autistic Son. It’s a collection of memoirs about raising my child with autism.
Most of my inspiration for Speculative Fiction comes from the woodlands surrounding our home, but inspiration for my current work, a post-apocalypse story, comes from hours of ‘research’, watching disaster shows and movies. I’m a huuuuuge fan of The Walking Dead!
My next book, which will be published later this year, is about finding your Kingdom purpose from a Christian geek’s point of view. I had a lot of fun writing that with my son, Benjamin.
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.