Author Archives: Lynne Handy

My Creative Process: Plot and Characters

Theme for my next novel: Jealousy. I prime my mind with what others have written: Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul (John Dryden) and To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter (Francoise Sagan). From the Bible: …for I, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ghost of Jamie McVay

Teenager Brian Krueger faces challenges: a move to a new neighborhood and school, a apyromaniac neighbor and his gang, an alcoholic father who spends his time swigging beer in front of the TV, and little money to meet basic living … Continue reading

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My Creative Process: Theme

Before outlining a novel, my thoughts are like a windstorm. I write poetry and draw, so thoughts are likely to come in snippets of phrases and images that I capture in notebooks scattered around the house. I never trust my … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review of Where The River Runs Deep

TITLE INFORMATION WHERE THE RIVER RUNS DEEP Lynne Handy Push On Press (170 pp.) $12.00 paperback, $2.99 e-book ISBN: 978-0-692-95350-1; October 30, 2017 BOOK REVIEW In this thriller, a poet at a writers’ retreat digs into the past of a … Continue reading

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The Noose and the Fiery Stake

In paranormal sequences, part of my novel Where the River Runs Deep (WTRRD) takes place in the colonial South, where slaves worked plantations under brutal conditions. Historian Bertram Wyatt-Brown wrote, in the introduction to The Mind of the South: “…few … Continue reading

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