My name is Lynne Stringer and I love writing! Of course, that’s not all I love. I also love reading books, especially ones that take me out of the every day and into a new world. It doesn’t have to be a completely imaginary world, either. Anything with fascinating characters and interesting storylines will do. My first young adult novel, The Heir, was accepted for publication by Wombat Books and released on 1 June 2013. It is the first book in the Verindon trilogy. It’s so exciting to have a real copy of my book in my hands.
Where There's Smoke is an enjoyable novella that doesn't waste time getting to the action, which happens to be in the middle of a bushfire in South Australia. It was certainly realistic in its portrayal of the hardships of farmers and country towns when fires approach their properties and what happens afterwards.
My only real complaint was that I felt that it was too brief. I would have liked some more, especially in some scenes. It seemed to cut too short at times. I liked the characters, especially Chris, with his bumbling, hopeless communication skills!