Lynda Simmons




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Lynda Simmons

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Toronto, Canada
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I'm a writer by day, college instructor by night and a late sleeper on weekends. I grew up reading Greek mythology, bringing home stray cats and making up stories about bodies in the basement. From an early age, my family knew I would either end up as a writer or the old lady with a hundred cats. As luck would have it, I married a man with allergies so writing it was.

I started out writing romantic comedy for Harlequin and Kensington, and made the leap to mainstream in 2009 with Getting Rid of Rosie, a paranormal comedy.

When I'm not writing or teaching, I like to canoe, cross-country ski and watch movies. I usually have three books on the go as well -- one by the bed, one in the bathroom, and one in the family room. At least two of those a
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Average rating: 3.78 · 366 ratings · 107 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Island Girl

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Getting Rid of Rosie

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Perfect Fit

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Charmed, I'm Sure

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Just the Way You Aren't

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Love, Albert

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Charmed And Dangerous

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Rosie kann's nicht lassen

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This Magic Moment

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I was recently asked to write a feature for the Book Club Queen newsletter, Life Between My Pages. I'm posting the piece as a blog entry here, or you can visit the site, (http://www.book-club-queen.com/Book_C...) Either way, I hope you enjoy it!

While thinking about the title of this piece, I started to wonder – is there life outside the pages? I soon realized that the answer is no, not really.... Read more of this blog post »
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Blame it on Texas by Lynda Simmons
"Jenna Scott dreams of opening her own vegetarian restaurant but in a small cattle rancher town? She collects some strong (and handsome) supporters--you have to love a guy who will support a woman's dreams even if it means giving up the deed to his..." Read more of this review »
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I liked the concept, Gods amusing themselves at the expense of others, in this case dogs. This isn't a typical page turner by any stretch of the imagination. There are no explosions or sex or machete wielding mad men, just a cast of characters, not a ...more
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch
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Unlike many readers, the first word that comes to mind is not Dickensian, but rather 'endurance.' This book is long. Very, very long, requiring the reader to trudge through endless, often tedious, passages of drug stupors and bronchial ailments, vomi ...more
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Jennifer Thompson Lynda,
I am very happy to share with you that THE SCENT OF A SOUL book trailer is ready for viewers on my blog at http://jenniferthompsonbooks.blogspot.... I am also excited to let you know that there is a Giveaway for an ARC of THE SCENT OF A SOUL hosted by Rafflecopter being conducted on my blog as well. Please come and view the trailer and enter to win an ARC of my book. I hope to see you there!
Jennifer


Jennifer Thompson Lynda,
Loved your profile! Thanks for adding me as a friend! It's always interesting to me to learn what others are reading and what they think and recommend. Looking foward to yours. If you get the chance, I'd love it if you visited my blog at http://jenniferthompsonbooks.blogspot.... Right now, through September 20th, I am conducting a vote on my book cover with the three finalists. I would love your shared opinion on them. Hope to see you there. Have a great one.
Jennifer


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