Lynne Cantwell

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Lynne Cantwell grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan.

She worked as a broadcast journalist for many years; she has written for CNN, the late lamented Mutual/NBC Radio News, and a bunch of radio and TV news outlets you have probably never heard of, including a defunct wire service called Zapnews.

Lynne's vast overeducation includes a journalism degree from Indiana University, a masters degree in fiction writing from Johns Hopkins University, and a paralegal certificate. She is a contributing author at Indies Unlimited.

She currently lives near Washington, DC.

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Moving into autumn, Ruth-less.

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In early August, not long after I arrived in New Mexico, I posted about all the things I planned to do this fall. I was going to design new covers for the Pipe Woman Chronicles omnibi and start working on audiobooks for all of my novels and I forget what else.

So here we are at Mabon -- the autumnal equinox -- and I've done none of those things.

I did start writing a new sh

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message 8: by Lynne

Lynne Cantwell Wow, thanks very much for passing it on, AC! I just left a comment on her blog. :)


message 7: by A.C.

A.C. Flory Hi Lynne! I was so impressed with your series trailer I sent the link to a marketing friend of mine who has been writing a series of posts on what makes a good book trailer.

Stephanie Allen Crist just posted about your trailer and I think you'll be pleased with her comments!

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message 6: by Lynne

Lynne Cantwell :)


message 5: by Cege

Cege Smith Lynne wrote: "Oh boy...tough choice indeed. They're all different. I'm going to say that it depends on what you like.

If you enjoy urban fantasy, then read Seized. The Czech half of the story in The Maiden..."


Very helpful! Best in Show to start it is. :)


message 4: by Lynne

Lynne Cantwell Oh boy...tough choice indeed. They're all different. I'm going to say that it depends on what you like.

If you enjoy urban fantasy, then read Seized. The Czech half of the story in The Maidens' War has some strong epic fantasy elements. SwanSong is more along the lines of a Robin McKinley/Patricia McKillip fairy-tale retelling.

The others are short stories. "The Seed" is probably horror, "Best in Show" is psychological horror, and "Lulie" is -- oh, I dunno, just plain ol' fantasy, I guess. So if you just want a sample of my writing, one of those would be a good place to start.

Does that help? :)


message 3: by Cege

Cege Smith Ok Lynne- I know from experience that this is like being asked to pick a favorite among your own children, but which of your books would you recommend a reader start with? :)


message 2: by Lynne

Lynne Cantwell Cege wrote: "Hi Lynne- it's so nice to see you/connect with you here! Hope you are doing well, and let's do another weekend writing sprint soon. :)

Cege"

It's a date! :)


message 1: by Cege

Cege Smith Hi Lynne- it's so nice to see you/connect with you here! Hope you are doing well, and let's do another weekend writing sprint soon. :)

Cege


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