Hi, and welcome to my blog! If you’re here to find out a little more about me and my books, then you’re in the right place.
My name is Lyndsey, I’m 31 and I live in a small village near Sherwood Forest, England with my husband, our son and our two German Shorthaired Pointers.
My day job is marketing for an accounting firm, and involves everything from writing search engine optimised web copy, and ghost writing business books, to creating targeted marketing campaigns using email and social media. Every day is different and I get to work with some brilliant marketers and creatives, whilst also learning about finance and business almost by osmosis. It’s a pretty perfect day job for a self publishing author!
As a reader, I personally love YA fantasy, as well as thrillers, crime, horror, historical fiction and the odd bit of contemporary and romance. I review most of the books I read, so pop over to my Reviews page and scroll down to find your favourite genre.
My favourite book series of all time are Harry Potter (of course), The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab.
About My Books
I write YA fantasy novels filled with adventure and magic, and a little dash of romance. My debut novel, THE FAIR QUEEN, is due for release later this year so keep your eyes peeled for a cover reveal, release date and some sneak peeks! Follow me on Instagram if you want to be the first to hear.
I started writing TFQ in Summer 2016, and wrote a large chunk of the first draft during NaNoWriMo that year, before rewriting and editing it at the beginning of 2017. I entered Pitch Wars 2017 (you can read more about my experience here) but my manuscript wasn’t selected, so I decided to do another round of edits myself and try querying. I took some time out when I had my son in 2018, and have now decided to self publish my novels. I’ll be working with a professional editor and a cover designer this year in the hopes of releasing TFQ in September 2020. Wish me luck!
I’m currently about 75% done with the first draft of the sequel to TFQ, THE SOLITARY KING, which will hopefully be ready for release in late 2021.
About My Blog
Here, I mostly share updates about my writing progress, what I’m currently reading, book reviews and general musings about literature and life. I also share insights and advice about the writing, editing and publishing process, so if you’re a fellow writer or just starting out, don’t forget to subscribe to get my blogs straight to your email inbox.