Category Archives: Life on the edge

Sunday

– is the day I never know what to do with – including writing grammatical sentences. It’s a hangover, I think, from early childhood when, once a week, the awful prospect of SUNDAY SCHOOL faced me. As if it were … Continue reading

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Lightening the refugee trail

This week I met a young man who had escaped the war in Syria and endured terrifying experiences in order to have a better life. Siblings died, his family was torn apart, access between father and children was denied by … Continue reading

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Imagine how pleased I was to receive this from Totally4Women in 2016

Dear Lynne Thank you for sending in your entry to the T4W/Mangle & Wringer Short Story Competition.  We have spent the weekend reading over all the entries and are delighted to let you know that we all loved your story and therefore … Continue reading

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Marching for Put it to the People…

On right, beloved, Martyn Stead, be-badged and happy. On left, friend Ian Blyth, a chum from Guildford – a chance encounter midst the million plus in central London yesterday. (Me and me bad foot kept me away. Spirit marched every … Continue reading

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Research

Research is a dangerous activity; it can actually stop you writing. So here I am researching my next book, Jigsaw Island, on the Greek Island of Leros. The fourth draft is written, by the way, but you can never be … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Island – finding the comedy in tragedy

Top: Agios Isidoros Chapel, Leros, Dodecanese Islands Below: Refugees, Lakki Harbour, Leros Much as I enjoy humour, increasingly I see the balance between comedy and tragedy. Like yin and yang, they are co-dependent, one acting as a foil to the other. … Continue reading

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Thanks to Jill’s Book Cafe for a great review on Amazon

Sun, sea and Symi with a dose of real life, 23 Feb. 2017 By Jill’s Book Cafe This review is from: Terrible With Raisins (Paperback) “… there was something, something pretty terrible… Not just plain terrible. This was fancy terrible. … Continue reading

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New review on Amazon – thank you Nommie

So much more than a birthday with a zero at the end and a 5 at the beginning., 11 Feb. 2017 By Nommie Verified Purchase(What is this?) This review is from: Terrible With Raisins (Paperback) This book is beautifully written, … Continue reading

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Thanks V P Simpson for a great review on Amazon.com

  Customer Review A real treat of a debut read, August 11, 2016 By V P Simpson  This review is from: Terrible With Raisins (Kindle Edition) Cleverly crafted, humorous, well written. With characters that react and stand out in an … Continue reading

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Thanks to Jena C. Henry for a whopping 5 star review of TWR!

    Like her lead character, Clair, Author Lynne McVernon, is a force to to be reckoned with. McVernon has created a sweeping blockbuster modern day melodrama that you won’t be able to put down. The book starts with Englishwoman … Continue reading

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