The love of my life didn’t happen until I met my last husband, Norman in 1987. Third time’s the charm, they say. For me, this turned out to be true. When we met, I was thirty-six years old and ten years sober. I’d been through a lot in my life—incest, rape, miscarriages, addiction, alcoholism, illnesses, … Continue reading Romance in Crime Fiction?
This blog is about the book launch for my new book, “Waking Up to the Life Left in Me”, as well as a sample of what’s inside—one piece from each of the four sections: essay, grief, growth, and greenlighting. Book Launch Video https://www.facebook.com/WritersinourMidst/videos/478877693852535 I’ve included the lovely reviews from my beta readers. Reviews Lyn presents … Continue reading Waking Up to the Life Left in Me
My segments were recorded via zoom as I wasn’t able to attend in person. I’ve made a note of the time stamp for each of my portions. But, you should watch the whole show as it’s really wonderful. It takes a while to load on Teams and you can join as anonymous. The show actually … Continue reading I was elated to be asked to be a guest on the New View Poetry Show with Karen Hein.
Book launch in March/April 2022 After my husband died from cancer, I wrote a book of essays and poetry that followed my journey of loss and grief then subsequent growth and acceptance over those first five years. Reducing WE to me was not easy, and I’m shocked I did it. But I did with the … Continue reading New Book Coming Soon
As so many do, I reflect on the year just gone by. I’m happy to report that the eleven octogenarians whom I love and adore are still with me and going strong on this last day of the year. I am so grateful for that. I’m surrounded by hundreds of years of wisdom. Good people. … Continue reading The end of 2021
What if a woman is murdered in a desperate attempt to shut her up, but thenshe is immediately stabbed eight times with her own carving knife by adifferent perp, who also takes a hank of her blonde hair as a trophy? What ifthis is not the first time he's done this? What if this has … Continue reading New Book Release
My life has been full of strong female characters: Flora, my mother, Carol, and Louise. These women were stalwart, dependable, reliable, and remarkable in their accomplishments. Flora—a lighthouse in a sea of stormy teenage angst. Through her example, she taught me how to ground myself. Simply by doing the next thing that needed to be … Continue reading Strong Female Characters
Growing, learning, stretching, and becoming the best writer I can be—it’s all a part of the great tapestry of my life.
Photo: signing my book, "Fragments of a Shattered Soul Made Whole" Part Two: Traits of a successful entrepreneur – Creativity and Resilience (C)2018 Persistence, Inquisitiveness, Strong desire for success, High energy level, Goal-oriented behaviour, Independent, Self-confident, Risk-taker, Creative, Innovative, Visionary, Commitment to the 'job', Problem-solving skills, Integrity – thoughts, words, and deeds match up, Reliable, … Continue reading Part Two: Traits of a successful entrepreneur – Creativity and Resilience
10May13 Lyn Ayre at her natural perfume table There are many things that a budding entrepreneur can do to ensure optimum success. 1. Developing a website is number one. Few people, in my circle of friends, ever refer to the yellow pages. Ours don’t even make it in the house; they go directly into the … Continue reading Entrepreneurship ~ The Path Less Traveled