Lynn Lovegreen

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Lynn Lovegreen is a longtime Alaskan. She taught English for 20 years before retiring to make more time for writing. She enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, and volunteering at her local library. Her young adult historical fiction is set in Alaska, a great place for drama, romance, and independent characters. See her website at You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest. ...more

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Worth Her Weight In Gold

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Fools Gold (Gold Rush, #1)

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Writing Distinctive Settings

I tend to gravitate to novels with interesting settings. For example, I loved to read about China in 484 AD in Sherry Thomas’ The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan, Atlanta in 1890 in Stacey Lee’s The Downstairs Girl, and the contemporary hip-hop world in Lamar Giles’ Spin. I recommend that every writer think carefully about the setting of their book, and make it as distinctive as possible.

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Fools Gold Quicksilver to Gold Golden Days Gold Nuggets
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O'Farrell's fictional account of William and Anne Shakespeare's family and the effect of their son Hamnet's death appealed to me as a Shakespeare fan, but its lyrical quality and observations of people will win over many literary fiction readers.

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Lynn Lovegreen Can't find it on Goodreads but still want to mention it--Black History in the Last Frontier, published by the National Park Service, is a real gem. Very informative and inspirational!

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Lynn Lovegreen Thanks to Alaska Magazine for publishing my article about Charles Sheldon and the creation of Denali National Park in the September issue! :-)

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Lynn Lovegreen Happy National Library Week!

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Lynn Lovegreen Happy #NationalReadathonDay ! :-)

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Lynn Lovegreen Cover Reveal and Preorder Link for my next YA/NA historical romance Golden Days up on my blog!

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Lynn Lovegreen Coming soon: cover reveal for my next novel, Golden Days!

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Lynn Lovegreen Thanks to Victoria for the nice review of Quicksilver to Gold!

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Lynn Lovegreen Fools Gold on sale for 99 cents at Amazon and B & N through the weekend! :-)

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Lynn Lovegreen New novella out and on my list of books at --Worth Her Weight in Gold is the prequel to Fools Gold! Worth Her Weight In Gold by Lynn Lovegreen

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Lynn Lovegreen Fools Gold got a nice review from Readers' Favorite!

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Lynn Lovegreen Lynn Lovegreen My debut novel is out and I have a new author page. Please feel free to become a fan! :-)

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Lynn Lovegreen Penelope wrote: "Thanks for your friendship!"
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