Monday, May 18, 2020 | By: Author Lynny Prince

Updates May 2020

Hello readers,  

Just dropping a line to let you know I am almost ready to send the manuscript for Beyond the Legend to my beta readers! SO excited! Once they return their feedback, adjustments will be made to the manuscript, then it's off to the editor, and it won't take much longer to go to print after that. I am super excited to get this book out to you! 

What is a Beta reader? They review finished manuscripts before they're published, providing me with feedback from the reader’s point of view.

Beta readers can be friends or family members — anyone who will approach the book as a casual reader, pointing out things they liked and disliked, and highlighting the elements writers become blind to during countless revisions. Beta readers are not paid, but do receive a free ebook and hardcopy of the finished product.

If you are interested in becoming a beta reader, please send me an email expressing your interest. I'd love to have you onboard! 

Reliving Kyle, Nina, Mason, and Chase's journey has been so much fun! I had forgotten some harrowing escapes and events they went through together. Reuniting them and fleshing out more of the story has been quite an experience, and one I've thoroughly enjoyed. 

Looking forward to getting this wrapped up!

Til next time, keep reading, 

Lynny Prince
The Fiction Diva

Check out all my published works here! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | By: Author Lynny Prince

Homesteading 101

Hey ya'll,

Many of you who follow me on Facebook know I live on a farm. Well, what you might not know is that Matthew and I are converting our farm to a bonafide HOMESTEAD!

Yes, with all this going on with the coronavirus, we are converting things in our home and on our land that will take us OFF-GRID, as much a possible. Now, by off-grid, I mean free electricity and water, via solar usage.  No house payments, growing our own food, raising animals, and pretty much living off the land. Luckily, we already have a well so we don't pay for water. We will be hooking up a water purifying system, and I will keep the internet because of my writing, naturally.

A little background info here: We bought our farm in 2003. For 17 years we've little by little made improvements, but never full-on off-grid. We mostly had to just get the house livable, to be honest! Raccoons were living in it when we first bought it! Once we evicted them, we cleaned it up and moved in. We didn't have any working plumbing at that time and bailed water from a hand-dug well until we could afford to put a new pump in the second well that ran into the house. A new water heater was next, as the one here was a 1950-ish, very small water heater that was original to the house. We have never had central heat or air, and with an all-electric house, you can imagine the electric bills we pay using electric heaters and window units -- well, maybe not. Last year our highest bill was over $650 for ONE MONTH! That was not with any balance in arrears! CRAZY!

As you can see, going off-grid is something we NEED to do, not just want to do.

We are reading as much as we can about going off-grid right now. I am researching native plants to use for medicinal purposes, food that stores well, canning and preserving, too. We are planning a garden and I am already planting seeds in containers to put out after the last frost. I love watching them grow, but I think I need to heat the soil because some of them aren't coming up as they should be. I heard about heat pads, but I don't want to have to buy anything like that (lack of funds) so I'm going to try to rig something up via good 'ol sunshine and black spray paint maybe? Not sure. I have to research it. THANK GOD FOR INTERNET AND YOUTUBE LOL

So for now, this is the update. I am still writing, of course, and will post updates here concerning my books. Stay tuned!

Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by letting me know you want to see these posts!

Til next time,  YOU ARE LOVED! <3

Saturday, April 11, 2020 | By: Author Lynny Prince

Corona Virus Updates

Hi Everyone, 

I hope this blog post finds you and your family well during this crisis. Today I am sharing just a few thoughts on what I've observed over the course of the past few weeks. 

When all this started with the Coronavirus, it was early, early spring. After a mild winter, everyone was looking forward to even warmer weather, including plants and animals. They seemed timid at first, unsure due to the possibility of freezing cold and snow, but it never came. Slowly, I watched them emerge; first the birds, then the squirrels, then the bugs. 

As the virus ramped up, I noticed the buds on the trees and the flowers sprouting, and the animals seemed to become more excited with the prospect of renewed life. I watched this from my porch. Every day that passed with more and more talk of this pandemic and it's grasp on humanity I noticed something: Nature did not quarantine. Life was emerging. Life was being lived despite the danger humans were facing. The plants and animals were business as usual and it dawned on me that nature indeed can and will go on without us. It will even be better off. The skies are clearing, the Earth is heaving a sigh of relief as our footprints upon her are treading lightly now instead of the furious and demanding stomps of a child throwing a tantrum which had become the human race before this pandemic took hold. 

When I read the piece below this morning, it resonated deep within me. I'm sure it will with some of you, too. YOU ARE LOVED 

We fell asleep in one world and woke up in another. 
Suddenly Disney is out of magic, Paris is no longer romantic, New York doesn't stand up anymore, the Chinese wall is no longer a fortress, and Mecca is empty. 
Hugs & kisses suddenly become weapons, and not visiting parents & friends becomes an act of love. Suddenly you realize that power, beauty & money are worthless, and can't buy you the oxygen you're fighting for. 
The world continues its life and it is beautiful. 
It only puts humans in cages. 
I think it's sending us a message: "You are not necessary. The air, earth, water, and sky without you are fine. When you come back, remember that you are my guests. Not my masters." -Anonymous 

I hope we all come back together better than we were before this happened. 
I wish you all good health, peace, and above all, love. 
Saturday, February 08, 2020 | By: Author Lynny Prince

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Congratulations to Gio Smith who won a copy of Talking to Ghosts!

I am busy working on stories for Volume II! Not sure when that one will be released, as I am busy writing the second and third installments on the Ghostkiller Saga, titled Beyond the Legend and A Legion of Warriors.

The release of Beyond the Legend was pushed back due to my husband's life-threatening health issues this past winter. But I am back on track with writing and almost have that book completed.

I am also working on Tattooed, another ghostly thriller that deals with life after death and the choices we are still making on the other side. 

All this and more for 2020!

Stay tuned for more book giveaways this year by checking out my new website. Be sure and sign up to win your book!

Till next time,
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 | By: Author Lynny Prince

New Year's Book Giveaway!

Sign  up for your chance to win a paperback copy of my book of ghost stories!

  Talking to Ghosts chronicles my earliest memories of paranormal activity and even includes photos of anomalies I've captured on film!

Sign up for your chance to win today! 
Good luck!