Lynne Stringer – Author & Editor

Why I Write

When you’re an unknown author, it can be difficult to make sales. This can definitely make me feel like giving up at times.

Another blogger, Elle Griffin, recently put up a post called ‘No one buys books’, which you can read here. In it, she quoted statistics that both depress me and make me hopeful.

For a start, most books don’t even sell 1000 copies. According to publishers, 90% of books never sell more than 2000 copies and 50% sell fewer than a dozen copies.

Happily, none of my books are in the 50% bracket, so that’s a plus, and it’s nice to know that I’m not the only author who struggles with sales; even those with big publishers do. But at times like this, I wonder why I keep going.

Writing, Preparing, Finalising

March has been a big month. I have continued work on Father of the Horde, my WIP, and am now almost at the 25,000 word mark. I have finalised the typeset version of Keeper of the Archives with my publisher, with it scheduled for release in September.

I will also be attending Gold Coast Supanova on 13 and 14 April with my fellow authors, Jeanette O’Hagan and Adele Jones. You can find us at the Rendered Realms stand. We will also be at the FraserPop Festival in Maryborough on 13 and 14 July and are looking at some other events as well. Make sure to check my events page if you want to know more.

New year, new story

It’s taken almost two months of 2024 for me to find the time to write my first blog post. Ever since I returned to work after my holiday, I have been busy helping people by editing their books. It’s great to see so many trying to get their stories out there. 🙂 Keeper of the […]

Another year over

And here we are again. It’s just about time to say goodbye to 2023. As I prepare for the Christmas season, I’m reflecting on the year that has just passed and what experiences I’ve had. I’ve had the joy of having another book accepted for publication. Keeper of the Archives should be released in July […]

Getting ready for a great year

I’ve started booking events and getting ready to move forward as an author in 2023. June this year also sees the 10th anniversary of the release of my debut novel. I’ll have some special competitions and giveaways as that date comes closer, so watch this space. So far this year, I have finalised my next […]

Oz ComicCon Homegrown

This is my first blog for the year, and I apologise for being so tardy. However, with Omicron hitting, some new health challenges and a new release coming up, I’ve been a bit swamped. But now I’m gearing up for the release of The Verindon Conspiracy and for my first event of the year, OzComicCon […]

2021 throws a curve ball

I think most of us hoped that 2021 would be an improvement on 2020 with its COVID craziness and all the problems associated with living in a pandemic. It didn’t help that 2020 was also a hard year for our family personally, so I was looking forward to a better 2021. Unfortunately, 2021 decided not […]

Finding my Way

I haven’t posted in a long time and that’s largely down to the fact that Real Life has been full of so many things. However, it’s also due to the fact that I have been going through a rough patch as far as my writing goes. I haven’t had a lot of inspiration (make that […]

Busy with books

This is my first blog post of the year and the title should give you some idea why. The first two months of the year have been full of editing (both my works and others) and the next few months are full of events. The most exciting news is this. I have a short story […]

It’s in the family

August was a wonderful month in my family, as my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, David and Kylie Knight of Knight Illusions, were visiting from America. We usually only get to see them once every three years or so, and to have them in Australia for a full month was a delight. They staged three different shows […]