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.
I enjoy reading historical fiction and this series is even more interesting than most, as it's based, not only on Australia's colonial days, but on Carol Preston's own family history. She's taken a little poetic license to fill in the gaps, but the people were real and the situations they find themselves in have clearly been well researched by the author. The tale of two convicts overcoming their past to make a life in a new country is not an uncommon theme, but it is well done here, providing an entertaining novel steeped in history.