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My Journey in Writing

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.


Crossing - Catherine Norton I enjoyed the premise of Crossing, with the idea of a family living within a community clearly reminiscent of East Germany post World War II. It was interesting to see what could happen in those circumstances. While enjoyable, I felt it could have done with a bit more action. Also, it was difficult crossing between two different times when the only thing to tell us the difference between the two was past or present tense, especially since the situations in both times were similar. I thought the ending was rushed, almost like there was a word count to stick to and the author had to hurry it up to conclude within that time frame. I would have preferred a bit more time had been spent on the resolution, but the story was engaging and I'm interested in the outcome of those characters whose storyline was not resolved in this book.