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Lynessa Layne

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Novelist and certified copy editor. Member of the WFWA, TWIG and AWC. Featured in Writer's Digest.

I have a love of reading cross-genre Romance, Suspense, Mystery and Crime, but find books difficult to hunt down as the Romance Suspense genre is still clawing room for itself in a mainstream market.

I write what I want to read, edit the content to self-publish and share what I love with other readers.
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Recently, I received a one star negative review from a reader who felt my dumb protagonist had stooped too low. This reader admitted they quit the book halfway through, therefore had no way of knowing the resolution. In a past writer’s life, their words may have devastated me, however I now learn from every review rather than allow myself to doubt my mission. After all, I’d written the exact actio

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