Then I discovered the Hobbit, which led me to Lord of the Rings. I read so many fantastic stories after that. It was inevitable I would turn to writing.
In my teens and 20's I wrote 2 epic length novels. One finished at 219k words (yikes) and the other finished at 130k words. I couldn't get them published, and I'm not surprised. They were naive and unpolished.
For a long time afterwards I expressed my imagination through digital art and 3D animation. Apart from my day job as an animator, I got a number of creations published in Design Graphics Magazine, the Tolkien Society's internationally distributed bulletin, and a few other fantasy magazines in Australia. I even won a few awards along the way.
I am now writing again with as much zeal as I threw into my art. Along with writing fantasy and science fiction short stories, I am also working on a couple of speculative young adult novels, and I have a Christian devotional due for release in October.
Member of the NSW Writers' Centre
Volunteer for the Sydney Writers' Festival
Admin for the Insecure Writer's Support Group
Contact me via email: lynfaw(at)gmail(dot)com
Birthright by Lynda R Young
From J. Taylor Publishing
The Girl Who Wouldn't Sit by Lynda R Young
From Celapene Press
Kobo / Celapene bookshop
The Perfect Gift by Lynda R Young
The Red Button by Lynda Young
Boogie Fear by Lynda Young
Archived online in the National Library of Australia
A daily devotional for the full year.
Cling to God by Lynda R. Young
from Freedom Fox Press
Cling to God in the chaos of life...
Amazon Paperback, Amazon Kindle, Nook, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Goodreads.
A guide to publishing and beyond. Over a hundred authors from across the globe have contributed to these pages.
As part of the IWSG team, Lynda R Young edited, collated, and lost sleep to get this book out. She even contributed an article on marketing.
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo,
A compilation of letters to our younger selves, sharing the secrets of writing. Over sixty authors around the world contributed to the book, including Lynda R Young
Lynda R Young is a writer of Young Adult fiction, SciFi, Fantasy and short stories, along with devotional non-fiction. She is also a game developer, 3D animator, 2D artist, editor, photographer, musician, etc. She lives in Sydney with her sweetheart of a husband who is her rock. You can find her here: Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads