Lynda Engler

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I grew up in New Jersey, then spent three decades in New England, between Connecticut and Vermont, but now make North Carolina my home. When not reading or writing, I enjoy being outside kayaking, walking, cycling or skiing in winter.

My first book, The Forgotten Isle, was originally published in 2004 and was re-released in 2011 with new illustrations from the very talented Noa Chaikin.

Into the Outside, (co-authored with Henry Dixon) is Young Adult dystopian science fiction (2016). It’s sequel, Into the Yellow Zone, released March 2017. I am currently at work on the final volume in the series, Under the Mountain.

My time travel short story "Time's Anchor" (2016, Kindle and Audible) is a story of love, friendship and life’s joys an
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Lynda Engler I reread what I've already written and hope for inspiration. Sometimes all I wind up with is creating backstory for characters, especially those that…moreI reread what I've already written and hope for inspiration. Sometimes all I wind up with is creating backstory for characters, especially those that don't really need it. Of course, that is just an industrious form of writer's block! But it does keep me writing, even if nothing I write makes it into the final edit.(less)
Lynda Engler First, learn about the publishing world, and then keep learning because it changes all the time. I was lucky because I began my career straight out of…moreFirst, learn about the publishing world, and then keep learning because it changes all the time. I was lucky because I began my career straight out of college working for a national book store chain (yes kids, there used to be STORES that sold physical books!) Learn about what editors and publishers want. Learn about writing; this is where spelling DOES count… and grammar, and tense, and punctuation, and word order. All those rules your English teachers tried to teach you… PLEASE learn them. A great plot with awesome characters will NOT make a good book if it’s badly written.

Second, read everything you can. Don’t even think about becoming a writer if you haven’t spent your lifetime being a reader. Read in and out of your genre. Read the top sellers because your manuscript will be compared to those. Read the Classics – ok read SOME of the Classics. Some are just awful. I’m sorry but some of the “great” books are unreadable in this day and age. Don’t get me started on the Classics that I hated.(less)
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UNDER THE MOUNTAIN releases Nov 8th!

Wednesday Nov 8, UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, the final volume of the 5 star INTO THE OUTSIDE series will hit the shelves. Pre-order your Kindle copy today for only $0.99.
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Description: The Forgotten Isle is Middle Grade fiction for 4-6th grade readers and follows the story of 12 year old Arthur from 500 A.D. Britain who finds himself mysteriously transported back in time to the year 2200 B.C., the Bronze Age. An evil power has entered the Emerald Isle and Finias is under attack. As the villagers flee from the demon power, Danu, the Earth Mother, who is sworn to protect her people, has run out of ideas. She reaches 2700 years into the future and transports young Arthur of the Britons to her. Someday, Arthur will unite all of England and be King, but right now he's only a kid. Does he have the knowledge and power needed to save her people?
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Veronica Sweet Thank you for the friend request! :)


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Anne Hi, Lynda! Thanks for the friend request and enjoy White Horse!


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for the friend request, Lynda.


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Mark thanks for accepting my friend request!


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J. Bralick Thanks for the add! Always wonderful to meet fellow YA authors! Best of luck to you...I will have to check out your book! :)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Melissa Thank you for the friend request! I will deffinatly check out you book, and i look forward to reading it. I too enjoyed the Hunger Games series, but didn't care too much for the last one. Found it to be a total let down. The movie however i enjoyed, but the start could of been a bit faster paced :)
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Rollie Thank You for the add. :)


Michelle Hi! :) Glad to meet you! =)


Iriana Thank you for the friend request :)


Barbara Hi! I like YA and enjoy people of like minds. I see that you write YA as well and think it is wonderful to have such a gift! Yesterday I spoke with a person when I was working that goes to SCI FI Conventions all over the world. He said they are some of the most amazing people on the planet. I think there are amazing people in all fields but love creativity.


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