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Les Lynam

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Born
in Creston, IA, The United States
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Les Lynam (1954- ) was born in Creston, Iowa, into a farming family which also included an older brother and two older sisters. The family farm was near the tiny community of Corning, Iowa, (birthplace of Johnny Carson). After graduating from Corning High School, he attended Central Missouri State University (renamed University of Central Missouri in 2006), graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. After a short, mostly unsuccessful, attempt at running a print shop, he refocused and returned to a life of studies at the University of Missouri. He received an M.A./M.L.S in 1986 and began a new career as a librarian at Ward Edwards / James C. Kirkpatrick libraries at UCM. He took an early retirement on December 31, 20 ...more

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Les Lynam During my lifetime it has been trendy to 'get in touch with your feminine side' and 'get in touch with your inner child'. Somehow I ended up getting…moreDuring my lifetime it has been trendy to 'get in touch with your feminine side' and 'get in touch with your inner child'. Somehow I ended up getting in touch with my inner teenager. I suspect it was from growing up during a tumultuous time in history. Cold war, Cuban crisis, assassination of JFK, Vietnam, constant threat of nuclear extinction. These dark things spawned a counter-culture that promoted 'love, peace, and understanding' (also 'sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll', but we'll skip over that for now). I think the powerful forces of that time imprinted my teen years so strongly that I can easily 'get in touch with my inner-teen' when I need to.

Truth be told, I also find observing Millennials to be fascinating.(less)
Les Lynam The next one. Sorry, that may have sounded cheeky but it's true. I have the 5-story arc in my head and keep thinking about scenes in the FIFTH book…moreThe next one. Sorry, that may have sounded cheeky but it's true. I have the 5-story arc in my head and keep thinking about scenes in the FIFTH book when I haven't finished writing the FOURTH book. My imagination outpaces the discipline I need to get more words typed each day.(less)
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"Les Lynam shows us a heck of a time in …Before You Leap! Sean is just an ordinary kid…until his great great great grandson shows up from the future and sends him on a time-spanning quest. The characters and voice are outstanding in this book and I..." Read more of this review »
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Never having been a teen-aged boy, I can’t speak to the verisimilitude of that aspect of the character - or rather the whole group of them! The plot and main characters have been enjoyable and spending time in their company h..." Read more of this review »
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