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Lynn Austin

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For many years, Lynn Austin nurtured a desire to write but frequent travels and the demands of her growing family postponed her career. When her husband's work took Lynn to Bogota, Colombia, for two years, she used the B.A. she'd earned at Southern Connecticut State University to become a teacher. After returning to the U.S., the Austins moved to Anderson, Indiana, Thunder Bay, Ontario, and later to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

It was during the long Canadian winters at home with her children that Lynn made progress on her dream to write, carving out a few hours of writing time each day while her children napped. Lynn credits her early experience of learning to write amid the chaos of family life for her ability to be a productive writer while making
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Lynn Austin One thing I’ve learned during my 28 years of writing is that creativity is not infinite. Each time I sit down to dream up imaginary characters and the…moreOne thing I’ve learned during my 28 years of writing is that creativity is not infinite. Each time I sit down to dream up imaginary characters and the vivid worlds they inhabit, I’m tapping into a source that resembles a bucket more than a bottomless well or a flowing stream. If I don’t take time to refill that bucket, sooner or later my creative “juices” are going to run dry. Julia Cameron first drew my attention to the need to replenish my creativity in her book The Artist’s Way, and she taught me several ways to do it. She calls one of her ideas an Artist’s Date. This is time away from writing when I take my creative child somewhere to play.(less)
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I can't really answer this question since I haven't had much time to read for myself! I also tend not to read a book in the genre I'm writing in at the moment just so I can have a fresh take on my work.
Some of my readers have told me they found my 'Chronicles of the Kings' series to be geared towards men, but you may have already read them.(less)
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You can call me old-fashioned. I don’t mind, because in many ways, I am. I have an e-reader, but I much prefer a “real” book. I have thousands of photographs on my phone, but I still print out my favorites and display them all over the house. I send and receive text messages, but it’s a special thrill to receive a hand-written letter from someone I love. I enjoy talking to my granddaughters on Fac

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“That's absurd," I said with a little laugh. "Nobody can read too much. That's like saying someone breathes too much.”
Lynn Austin, Wonderland Creek

“Faith don't come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He's so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.”
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“Happiness is something that comes from our own hearts, not from other people.”
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Polls

This is the poll for September's Books of the Month - the two with the most votes will be our winners.

The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
 
  9 votes 20.9%

Gods and Kings (Chronicles of the Kings, #1) by Lynn Austin Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin
 
  7 votes 16.3%

God's Daughter (Vikings of the New World Saga, #1) by Heather Day Gilbert God's Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert
 
  5 votes 11.6%

The Secret Keeper A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2) by Sandra Byrd The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd
 
  4 votes 9.3%

Esther Royal Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1) by Angela Elwell Hunt Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt
 
  4 votes 9.3%

Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay
 
  4 votes 9.3%

In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
 
  4 votes 9.3%

Heart of the Story The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury Heart of the Story: The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury
 
  3 votes 7.0%

The Well (The Living Water Series) by Stephanie Landsem The Well by Stephanie Landsem
 
  2 votes 4.7%

The Crimson Cord Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1) by Jill Eileen Smith The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story by Jill Eileen Smith
 
  1 vote 2.3%

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Rachael Ritchey Peace be with you, Lynn! Hope the books are chugging along and that your summer is going swimmingly. :)


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