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S.E. Lynes

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S E Lynes is the Amazon best selling author of psychological thrillers, VALENTINA, MOTHER, THE PACT and THE PROPOSAL.
After graduating from Leeds University, S E Lynes lived in London before moving to Aberdeen where she worked as a programme producer at the BBC before moving with her husband, Paul, and two young children to Rome.
In Rome, she began to write while her children attended nursery. After the birth of her third child and upon her return to the UK, she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University.
She now combines writing with lecturing at Richmond Adult Community College and bringing up her three children. She has also published two children's books in Italy.




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S.E. Lynes By having a writing routine. I sit down and make myself write. Something always comes, if only from boredom. There are good writing days and bad ones…moreBy having a writing routine. I sit down and make myself write. Something always comes, if only from boredom. There are good writing days and bad ones but every day has to be a writing day. I haven't written properly for a while as have been busy with Valentina. Being busy helps - if you know you only have a short window in which to write, you have to do it then or lose your chance.(less)
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"Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I love a good psychological thriller so I was excited to read this one. The Proposal is the story of Pippa, a divorced, unsuccessful romance writer that is desperately searching f..." Read more of this review »
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