An Author in Australia

January 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

Welcome to my Australia Day Blog Hop entry! My name is Lynne Stringer and I am an Australian author. So far I have written the Verindon trilogy, a YA sci-fi romance series that was published by Wombat Books, here in Australia, over the past couple of years. If you look at the menu bar above you will see links to all three books ā€“ The Heir, The Crown and The Reign. Iā€™m giving away three ebook copies of The Heir with this blog post. To enter simply leave a comment below and you will go into the draw to win. […]

Anthologies

January 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

How do you feel about anthologies? Anthologies are books that are a compilation of novellas (or something else) put together, usually with a common theme, to form one book. Recently a few author friends of mine were involved in a special anthology called Tied in Pink. It’s a collection of romance novellas with the proceeds from the sales going to support breast cancer research. It’s a fantastic cause and although I’m not really a novella girl, I bought it to see what it was like. The stories in the book were all different, both in style, setting, genre and other […]

Friends

January 12, 2015 at 8:15 am

Friends are great, aren’t they? They’re supportive, encouraging, and when you’re an author, they’re often your most dedicated cheer squad. I mentioned in last week’s post about two friends who raced to inform me about an upcoming movie with eerily similar themes to my trilogy. Although it was sad to hear about it, I was grateful that they cared enough to tell me, especially the first one, who was so indignant about it that she wanted me to sue them! Not going to happen, but it was a nice thought. They’re also the people who are the first to RSVP […]

Mixed emotions

January 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

This week has been a real up and down week for me as an author. First of all, I realised afresh just how difficult it can be to find an original idea. Another friend has seen the trailer for the upcoming movie by the Wachowksis, Jupiter Ascending, and instantly recognised its similarity to The Heir. I knew all about it, of course, but now that it’s soon to be released, it hit me afresh that they may well have massive success with an idea that I thought would work pretty well, especially as a movie. There’s no suggestion, of course, […]