Who is Lynne?
The short answer is that I have wanted to be a writer since I was seven, but didn’t actually figure that out until I was forty. Upon reaching that conclusion, I went off to get a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, and I volunteered to help out in writing conferences and festivals, and did a stint as a judge with the Aurealis Awards. Now I define myself as a mythogynoclast and adventurer into the darker aspects of fairy tales. But what does that really tell you about me?
These snippets might be more helpful: One of my very first memories is being read the Disney picture book of ‘Peter Pan’ … and reciting any page my Dad tried to skip. I was the girl that lived in the library, devouring everything, you know, the girl who would talk for hours about her current favourite book. I read my first Science Fiction novel at eight – I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, if you really must know, and I think Asimov is to be blamed for my degree in science. The authors I currently admire are Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones, as they all like to play with fairy tale stereotypes and archetypes; ask me tomorrow and my answers might be different (hah, not a chance).
I have an obsessive love of books, reading and writing … and writers.
And I love the blood and guts of the really old fairy tales.
But if you are here, you love the scary stories too. Let’s be friends.