Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finally - I'm blogging

Hi everyone. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to write. I've been incredibly busy lately and I'm working on my organization skills to keep up with it all!

Anyway, here's all that I've been up to lately.

My Writing....

I finished writing the long awaited Left in the Dark, Book Two in the Mind Bending Series. It's due to hit the shelves late October. I am very excited about it and so far, I'm hearing great things! I've still been busy with book signings for Afterthoughts and I look forward to having this one on the table as well. Something interesting has been happening that I didn't expect. The Mind Bending Series has been referred to as the Detective Paige Aldridge Series. In fact, I'm hearing that more and more. Everybody loves Paige! I've also started outlining Book Three and working on another trilogy that I'm tentatively calling The Thaumaturgy Trilogy. The research on this one has been most fun. I was recently signing books at GenCon in Indianapolis. What a great place to find cool stuff, meet fantastic people and draw inspiration. I'm looking forward to next year!

The Literary Lynnch Pen...

I am re-vamping The Literary Lynnch Pen for 2010 to include more helpful information like grammar tips and what I'm reading sections. I look forward to learning more myself in the process. Thank you to all who are subscribers. I would love to hear from you and see what you think.


On a personal note... my husband and I recently bought a new home on bank of the Ohio River. We are absolutely loving it. It's a wonderful writer's paradise! I can't wait to get to work.

I've been reading the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer and have really been enjoying them. I'm getting ready to start Eclipse and am looking forward to seeing New Moon in the theaters soon. I'm also looking forward to reading more from Blackwyrm Fiction. They really do have an interesting set of books out this year! I am very proud to be one of the authors in this impressive line up.

I've been trying to catch some movies over the summer. I actually made it to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince three times; once was the 3D version. Even though the 3D graphics were amazing, I was disappointed that it was only such a small part of the movie. I just recently saw Tim Burton's movie 9. I thought it was incredible. But of course, I love all of his stuff. So many books and movies...so little time.

I'll write again soon! I have a lot coming up! Thank you all so much for supporting me in so many ways.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chat with me tonight!

Come chat with Black Wyrm Games:http://www.blackwyrm.com/Dave Mattingly owner of Black Wyrm Games.Mike Surbrook, author of the upcoming "Kazei 5" anime cyberpunk book.Michael Satran, author of the upcoming "Foxbat for President" adventure."Lizard," author of the novel "The Rainbow Connection".Jason Walters, BlackWyrm partner and author of the novel "The Vast White".Lynn Tincher, author of the novel "Afterthoughts".Scott Bennie, author of the superhero setting book "Gestalt: The Hero Within".Trevis Powell, author of the novel "Albrim's Curse".9 pm EST, Tuesday, 7th of April, 2009To Chat use the flashchat link under the Connect section.

Upcoming Appearances

Please join me at one or more of the following events where I will be signing the second edition of Afterthoughts!

Southern Kentucky Book Fest
Sloan Convention Center
Bowling Green, Kentucky
April 18, 2009

A Readers Corner
138 Breckenridge Lane
Louisville, Ky 40207
April 25, 2009
1-3:00 PM

Karen's Book Barn and Java Shop
127 E. Main StreetLaGrange, KY, 40031
May 9, 2009
1-3:00 PM

Monday, March 30, 2009

The World Behind It, Chaos, Michael Dickel

The World Behind It, Chaos, Michael Dickel

Michael Dickel’s poetry has appeared in small-press literary magazines for over twenty years. His photography and artwork have been published in art books, literary / arts journals, and online journals for over five years. Most recently, two of his poems received recognition through the international 2008 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition. This unique collection brings together the best of his poetry with visual art that both complements and complicates the reading. Artistically laid out, The World behind it, Chaos provides both visual and intellectual provocations towards sensing both the wonders of our world and the chaos that lies just beneath our lives. Beginning with a sharp intake of breath (“Leaping Deer”) and ending with the crumbling of the present into sand (“Return of the Sea”), the poetry arcs through life, politics, nature, mysticism, and human relationships. The images spark from that arc, creating moments of reflection to absorb the words, or creating their own visual poem to enhance the “text” of the book.

From the Foreword (written by the editors of why vandalism?):

“Michael Dickel, in The World behind it, Chaos…, reveals life’s chaos in all the dark, hidden places, as well as often unacknowledged order that stares us right in the face: the pastoral beauty of nature; the alarming and sometimes ugly; the knowing; the quiet yearnings of the human soul; memory, nostalgia, love; the stagnation or inability of humanity to see clearly or grow.”

The poems themselves range from the quiet lyric to experimental prose poems to surrealistic-imagistic explorations. One long poem near the center of the book (“The Morning News”) collapses time while chanting TV news, interspersing quotidian activity, joining events across decades, all the time swimming in the chaotic insanity of megalomania in cult and government leaders. We emerge, as readers, on the other side into a theoretical world of materiality and ideas (“Materiality,” “electronic transfer,” and “language you/me”) that merges into a spiritual and sensual world (as in “Theosophical Summer Evening, 1972”) that eventually encounters a pragmatic world of clipping coupons and raising children (“Still Kalamazoo, Mother’s Day at the Airport”). Yet, this pragmatic world still contains wonderment and chaos side by side, even as the voice of the poet grounds itself in nature (“Renewal”).

In the end, the seas overtake even the Midwest ordinariness of life, a city collapses into ruin, and we are reminded that history moves on, “…the foundation collapses, pieces of brick grind into sand” (“Return of the Sea”). Yet, somehow, it is not a pessimistic message. Overall, the poems and images suggest the place of the individual, the importance of choosing a direction (any direction) even in the face of collapse, and the mystery of life as revelation: “…all simmering, composting toward a distilled memory / to sip against the coming chill” (“After the Frost”).

Michael Dickel is a poet and photographer with degrees in psychology, creative writing, and English literature from the University of Minnesota. He taught writing at various U.S. colleges and Universities for nearly 20 years, and now teaches at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

About Michael Dickel’s Poetry

“I love the way Michael Dickel’s poetry mixes eros and kabbalah with politics…beautiful, disturbing, soaring.” —Adeena Karasick, poet, cultural theorist and performance artist, and the award-winning author of six books of poetry and poetic theory, most recently The House That Hijack Built (Talon Books 2004).

Dickel’s poem “…is at once a poem of erotic love addressed to the beloved; a celebration of landscape, nature and fertility; an implicit reverencing of Jewish tradition; and, above all, a universally human beckoning towards peace and joy. My personal reading of [“Oasis”] yields hints of a mystical interpretation; the invocation of Tikkun, in the tradition of Isaac Luria and other Kabbalistic masters.” —Richard (Berengarten) Burns, judge of the international 2008 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition, poet, founder and organizer of the Cambridge Literary Festival, Bye-Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge and Preceptor at Corpus Christi College, and author of more than 20 books.


The moon throws dice with shadows
and the winds toss hexagrams in dust,
revealing a lust for self, while
a sculptor’s eye roves across the sea.
He never answered the post card she sent
of the mask; her celebration went uninterrupted
by chance or by the occasional glimpse
of sands which drain through small fingers.
The winds cannot apologize, sweeping away
the remnant of day in the evening rocks.


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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Afterthoughts 2nd Ed. Press Release

Lynn Tincher, Louisville, KY Author and Publisher is thrilled to announce the release of her psychological thriller, Afterthoughts, from Blackwyrm Fiction.

Lynn Tincher, Louisville, KY Author and Publisher of The Literary Lynnch Pen, is thrilled to announce the release of Afterthoughts, Book One of the Mind Bending Series, Second Edition on March 30th from Blackwyrm Fiction. 10% of all the Profits to Benefit the American Cancer Society.

Stop by and meet Lynn at the Redbud Writers' Row at Union College on April 4th in Barbourville, Kentucky or at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky on April 18th.

Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) March 19, 2009 -- For Immediate Release -- Lynn Tincher, Louisville, KY Author and Publisher of The Literary Lynnch Pen, is thrilled to announce the release of Afterthoughts, Book One of the Mind Bending Series, Second Edition on March 30th from Blackwyrm Fiction.

About the Book:

Afterthoughts, Mind Bending Book One: Detective Paige Aldridge's sister Sarah was there for her when she was found beaten and without any memories of the previous few months. When her nephew is found dead a year later, she begins to have terrifying flashbacks: visions of the murders of her own family! As her loved ones begin falling prey to a serial killer Paige believes that she's going mad. Then a mysterious woman shows up to help her. With her family dying around her and dark suspicions forming in her mind, Paige has to pull the pieces together before it's too late. By Lynn Tincher [Psychic Crime Thriller +

Memories of Pain

"I'm so sorry, Paige. I hate to see you all going through this." Jay pulled her into his arms and gave her a soft hug. "I'm here if you need me."

"Thank you. That means so much." She started to hug him tighter just as a loud boom rang out as lightning struck a tree less than a half-mile away. "Come on, we better get inside." She grabbed his arm and pulled him toward the house. As she started to move, her head began to spin. Flashes of light and images began to rush through her mind. She could see herself in a dark roomwhere she could only see one small, boarded window that had light only as lightning flashed outside. She was frozen still. Bound by something she didn't understand. Terror overtook her.

"I can't move!" she screamed. She could feel someone hit her across her face. The pain overtook her senses, and her head began to spin. She could feel someone standing over her and could hear a slow, deliberate laugh.

Then she collapsed. Jay caught her in his arms before she could hit the ground. "Paige, are you okay?" He scooped her into his arms and carried her toward the house.

About the Author:

Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. She has always had a vivid imagination. One of her fondest memories of growing up was when ashort story of hers was read in front of the students at Oldham County High School. Since then, her love for writing blossomed.

Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She haswritten articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories, and poems.

Not only does Lynn look forward to sharing her stories, she is also focused on helping other new writers in their efforts to get published. Her eZine, The Literary Lynnch Pen, and website provides helpful tips and information.

She also works with the American Cancer Society in donating 10% of the profits from the Mind Bending Series. She publishes in The Literary Lynnch Pen a Pet of the Week from the Kentucky Humane Society and the Woodstock Animal Foundation.

Her inspiration comes from some of her favorite authors, Robert Powell, Nora Roberts, Piers Anthony, and J.K. Rowling. (Yes, she's a Potter fan!)

She now lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband. She has three wonderful children, Emily, Aaron, and Becca and Luke, the wonder dog.

To contact Lynn for an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.lynntincher.com.

To order copies of Afterthoughts and the sequel, Left in the Dark, due out in October, please visit http://www.blackwyrm.com.