ABOUT KELLY LYNNE
My childhood was wonderfully impacted by numerous epic fantasy books, such as C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, Terry Brooks’ Shannara series, Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series, and of course, J.R.R. Tolkien’s tales of Middle-earth, to name just a few. Stories of hobbits, dragons, elves, and the ever-worsening villains who plagued them, enchanted my imagination, delivering hours of entertainment and countless daydreams wherein I was drawn into these worlds, living and breathing the tales as if they were true to life. This is the type of experience I hope to deliver to a new generation of fantasy readers with my Silvenfare series.
I began writing Celestina Silvenfare Book One: The Legend Begins © in July of 2008. It started with the inspiration for the main character, Celestina, and then the rest of the cast and story fell into place. The writing process has been challenging, daunting, scary, and at times completely overwhelming, but it has also proven to be the most rewarding experience of my professional and creative career.
Kelly & Merle
Drawing by Steven J. Bolia
Lynne lives with her husband, John, and their two Great Danes, Merle & Harley, and their small mixed breed dog, Ginger, in Franklin, TN, just 15 minutes south of Nashville.
I am currently working on the second book in the series, while actively promoting the first book. I plan to finish a third and possibly a fourth book in this series, and then begin work on a three-book prequel, focusing on the lives of the four great aunt characters (featured prominently in the current series) as young women. These four characters are an amalgamation of my six maternal great aunts and my mother, each of whom brought magic and adventure into my childhood with their humor, strength, and larger-than-life personalities.
If you would like to contact me directly, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org