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Les Lynam

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Born
in Creston, IA, The United States
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Member Since
August 2012


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 i…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 wh…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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Calla and Valcas are making an appearance in another author’s story world. Download a free copy of the time travel mashup, A Friend in Need, for Kindle and iBooks!



A Friend in Need time travel mashup coverA Friend in Need is a short story collaboration between three different YA authors who combine their talents t

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...Just Before Dawn by Les Lynam
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A time / space travel series that tops any I have read. I'm spoiled; this series has it all: memorable characters and dialogue; serious and hilarious scenes in a well crafted plot; intricate and believable (yes!) explanations of " Read more of this review »
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Regina, sorry for the delayed response, but I just found this question. I'm still hoping to have it finished this year. About 81,000 words so far. I'm trying to make sure that I tie up all the loose ends from the first 4 books. Thanks for reading the See Full Answer
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" What's Next

I really enjoyed these books. The story seemed a bit long but I quess when authors are inspired they follow where the story leads them. My favorite character is Steffi. We need to find out who Ariel is and what is her story so I expect a" Read more of this review »
...Saves Nine by Les Lynam
"Nice clean tale without any of the usual unnecessary steamy bedroom scenes..

This time travel novel can be at times so far out it beggars the mind to say I give up. I love how Steffi and Alex find American English so confusing where as we the reader r" Read more of this review »
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"Well worthy of your time

Each book in this saga builds upon each other creating a universe of complexity which is both frustrating and enticing requiring us the reader to follow along losing sleep in the process. These stories are refreshingly clean w" Read more of this review »
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“Solutions sometimes present themselves after a reset.”
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“Prestidigitation? You've got to be joking. No one says that.”
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“Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it,'” Nicole quoted. “Oh, don't worry about that.  I know it good enough to not flunk,” he assured her.”
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