Hello, I’m Lynne; founder of White Rose Writers—The Business of Being an Author, contributor to four anthologies, writer of eight online courses for writers and one authors’ workbook, author of one nonfiction book, one autobiography, and six as-yet- unpublished Speculative Fiction novels. I’m also a certified life coach and a Lay Assistant Pastoral Counsellor. 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 The From-To Method 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.
I’ve also opened my own online school, the Collier Christian Writing Academy , where I coach Christian writers who seek to write from a faith-based worldview. My first course has just been published and directs students through the decision to write in this genre, to selecting their personal niche as they live a life of faith. The course is called, Your Write Voice For His Kingdom–is God calling you to write for Him?
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.