Thursday, October 30, 2008

Article about me and the Kentucky Book Fair

Here’s an article about me and the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort on November 15th. I’m trying to help promote it. The funds raised at the fair helps with grants.
You can find the article with pictures here:
Bookworm Bonanza

Kentucky Book Fair unites readers with authors
Annual event in Frankfort is largestof its kind in the Bluegrass State
By Helen E. McKinneyContributing Writer
2008 November Kentucky Edition Cover
FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 2008) – Lynn Tincher has always loved a good thriller – so much so that she has recently written a psychological thriller of her own. Tincher’s first book, “Afterthoughts,” explores the ideas of schizophrenia, mind reading, remote viewing and mental illness, qualities enveloped by murder and mind control. She is donating 10 percent of the book’s proceeds to the American Cancer Society. “The backbone of the book is the mind reading or schizophrenic aspects and how they may or may not be related to each other,” said Tincher, 40. “The idea I had was never developed anywhere that I had found. At least not in the way I had envisioned.”Tincher said the concept for “Afterthoughts” had been in her mind for several years as a plausible story. She finally took the time to sit down and develop characters and flesh out a story to complete the idea. The Prospect, Ky., author will be one of 220 featured authors at the 2008 Kentucky Book Fair. The 27th annual event takes place Saturday, Nov. 15, in Frankfort. A diverse combination of authors, some first-timers and some seasoned writers, are scheduled to meet the public and take part in various events, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.The Book Fair is Kentucky’s premier literary event and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It is sponsored by the The State Journal, Frankfort’s daily newspaper, and co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the University Press of Kentucky.
Kentucky Book Fair
• 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St., Frankfort, Ky.• Free admission• Information: (502) 564-8300, X-297 or visit or email:
Events Schedule
• 9:15 a.m.: “Death Before Slavery,” presented by Erma Bush, Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua Performer, as Margaret Garner (not appropriate for children under the age of 13)• 10:30 a.m.: “The Prince of Frogtown,” presented by author Rick Bragg• Noon: “Who Knew! The Truth About C.S. Lewis And Narnia,” presented by author Devin Brown, through the sponsorship of Asbury College• 1:30 p.m.: “The Place To Be: Washington, CBS, And The Glory Days Of Television News,” presented by author Roger Mudd • 2:15 p.m.: Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua Performer Jim Sayer As Abraham Lincoln, “I, too am a Kentuckian.”• 3:15 p.m.: Tea with American Girl author Kathleen Ernst Other Book Fair Activities• Conversation with Joan Medlicott, author of “The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love,” noon at the Convention Center. Tickets $15. Call (502) 273-2911• James L. Swanson luncheon on Nov. 15 at the Kentucky History Center (tentatively) noon to 2 p.m.• Patrick Henry Hughes breakfast at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Hotel• There will be free events at the arena Nov. 15 at the History Center (absent Swanson) and at Paul Sawyier on Nov. 14-15.“The Life and Times of Daniel Boone”• Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Community Room at Paul Sawyier Public Library• 9:30 a.m.: Michael P. Spradlin, author of Daniel Boone’s Great Escape• 11 a.m.: Meredith Mason Brown, author of Frontiersman-Daniel Boone and the Making of America• 1:30 p.m.: Robert Morgan, author of Boone: A Biography
Note: The above listed authors will be signing their books at the Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center, at other times throughout the day. Morgan will be signing from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. only.
“Being selected for the Kentucky Book Fair has helped open doors for me that may otherwise not have been opened for a new author with her first book. I am grateful for that,” Tincher said.The Book Fair provides authors of all genres the “chance to meet their readers, hear their likes and dislikes about specific works, and peddle their wares,” said Lynda Sherrard, the event’s marketing chairperson.“Some potential buyers want to talk writing styles,” said Sherrard. “The patron may be an aspiring writer, a reader of a particular genre, or someone just browsing for something that attracts him to the author’s table.” The Kentucky Book Fair was conceived by Carl West and a group of dedicated book lovers, librarians and genuine good hearted individuals, said event organizer Connie Crowe. “To date, we have awarded over $300,000 in grants to public schools and libraries” through the library collection grant.All ages are welcomed to the Book Fair and admission is free. Additional activities include face painting, costumed characters, and special readings by authors. The Kentucky Book Fair will be joined by the Frankfort Optimist Club in presenting “Breakfast with Patrick Henry Hughes” at 10 a.m. at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Hughes is a University of Louisville Trumpeter, speaker and author of “I Am Potential.”Several author-related events precede the Book Fair. At noon Friday, Nov. 14, “Lunch and Conversation with Author Joan Medlicott” will be held at the Frankfort Convention Center. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through Joseph Beth Booksellers. A boxed lunch will be provided.At 4 p.m. Friday, author Bobbie Hinman will appear at the Paul Sawyier Public Library for a presentation of “Fairies and Magic and Books-Oh, my!” Hinman is the author of “The Knot Fairy” and “The Sock Fairy.” Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite costume or pajamas, and mismatched socks. Authors must be invited to attend the Kentucky Book Fair, said Crowe. Inclusion is a juried process by a volunteer author selection committee, which reviews more than 400 submissions each year.
Prospect author Lynn Tincher will be amongthe authors at thisyear’s Book Fair inFrankfort, Ky.
Tincher was lucky enough to have been one of the authors chosen to attend this event. “I was very nervous and excited to send them a copy of the manuscript,” she said. “ ‘Afterthoughts’ was still unpublished at the time. It is a real honor to have been selected and I am very excited about being there in November.” Louisville author Rick Bell attended the 2007 Kentucky Book Fair and said, “There is a very positive energy in the room since you are surrounded by book-lovers and readers.” In one day Bell sold 30 to 35 copies of his book, “The Great Flood of 1937.” The book had been on the market for seven months prior to the book fair.“One of the aspects I enjoyed most was catching up with some of the other writers, many of whom I knew from Journalism School at the University of Kentucky during the 1960s,” said Bell. The book fair presents authors with a much wider audience than they might normally have, he said.“It was a pleasure to meet other authors and the remarkably large audience, which seemed to be constantly in motion,” he said. Book fair organizers only feature authors in the year their work is published, which Bell viewed as an incentive to get busy writing his next book. “I would love to experience the Kentucky Book Fair as an author again.” Many new authors “now contact us based on the glowing reports from their colleagues or publishers,” said Sherrard.“And for those we do invite as “celebrity authors,” it’s relatively easy for them to check with their colleagues and friends to find out that the Kentucky Book Fair really is ‘the place to be’ for excellent book sales.” An estimated crowd of up to 3,000 people attended the 2006 Kentucky Book Fair, said Crowe. “I believe that the personal interaction between the author and the patron is what drives our event.”
Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Book Fair
Conservative TV talk show pundit and author RobertNovak signs his bookat last year’sKentucky Book Fair. The one-day eventgives readers achance to meet authors and attend seminars.
Sherrard agreed with Crowe that “the author-patron interaction is what draws many people to the evenh a childhood fascination with an early American frontiersman legend carried itself into adulthood for Morgan. Fueling this intrigue was the fact that Morgan’s father said he was related to Boone through Boone’s mother’s family, the Morgans.“A lot has been written about Boone, but earlier biographers had made a number of mistakes,” said Morgan. These included tales of 15 tons of ginseng Boone and his sons supposedly dug in 1788, his surveying abilities, and the myth that one of Boone’s children was fathered by one of his brothers.A point he found highly relevant to a biography about Boone was the fact that “no previous historians had noticed that Boone was a Freemason, which was significant in the era of the American Revolution. Freemasonry was a part of the Revolutionary spirit,” he said.It took Morgan four years to write this biography. His primary source documents included the Draper Collection housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society, the archives of the Kentucky Historical Society at Frankfort, The Filson Club in Louisville, the Henderson Papers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Durrett Collection at the University of Chicago, The Boone Family files at the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis, among many others. He also used anthropological studies of the Shawnee Indians that “no Boone scholars seemed to have paid any attention to,” he said. Morgan said he learned a lot first hand from Kentucky writers and fellow book fair attendees, Neal O. Hammon and Richard Taylor. As a special bonus to his research, Morgan was able to spend an afternoon with the late author and historian Dr. Thomas Clark a few months before his death. They discussed the history of land in Kentucky.Morgan will also appear at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort at 1:30 p.m. on the same day as the Book Fair. He will join Michael P. Spradlin, author of “Daniel Boone’s Great Escape,” and Meredith Mason Brown, author of “Frontiersman-Daniel Boone and the Making of America,” for presentations about “The Life and Times of Daniel Boone.”The Kentucky Historical Society will be collaborating with the Kentucky Book Fair to host a day of free symposiums titled, “A Day with Lincoln.” Selected authors will discuss their works about Lincoln at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. James L. Swanson, author of “Manhunt,” will be the featured speaker for a noon luncheon. There is a fee to attend this luncheon.
• For more information about the Kentucky Book Fair, contact Connie Crowe at (502) 564-8300, ext. 297 or visit:

Copyright 1999-2008, Kentuckiana Publishing, Inc.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Afterthoughts Book Review

Written by Lynn Tincher
Reviewed by Amber Whitman-Currier

I was extremely pleased when Lynn asked me to review this book. This is Lynn’s first book but I am sure not the last. Lynn hails from Kentucky. Her background in theater arts certainly helps with her concepts. This story is about a young detective named Paige Aldridge. She has had her share of heartaches and family issues but she is strong.

The main characters are Jay, David, Paige, Junna and Sheperd. Paige finds herself in the middle of not one but three murder investigations. She has two men that she develops feelings for, David and Jay. Jay eventually falls hard for her and tries to hide his love. Then there is Junna who has a unique and special ability, which unbeknown to Paige they share for a specific reason. Throw in a villain which is Sheperd and you have a unique and spellbinding story! I particularly liked the character of Paige. She to me is the quintessential girl next door.

I could definitely relate to Paige. However, having the particular personal experiences she has is something that you can only read to believe! I really enjoyed this book. It is relatable, loving, funny, dark, suspenseful and intriguing. My favorite part of the book I would say was towards the end when the truth is revealed and Paige is free. I have to say, that the book was so intriguing that the end left me wanting more and cut short the entire story. You never know that could be purposeful.

Perhaps, Lynn may want to think of an encore to this book. Maybe, she already is. I would definitely recommend this book. I think anyone who enjoys mysteries and suspense will take something away from this piece of literature. This book urges you to read on. You will not want to put it down. So for spine-tingling suspense buy a copy of “Afterthoughts”. You will not be disappointed.

Landed a New Publisher

I’m doing a happy dance and I have to share! I just landed a publisher, Blackwyrm Publications, for the second edition of Afterthoughts, to be released in April, as well as the sequel Left in the Dark to be released in October. Along with that, I sold them on the idea of a Trilogy that I was working on, the first book to be released in 2010!!!!! That’s four books I have to write!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Book Review for Afterthoughts

The mind is a powerful thing. Paige Aldridge learns this and more in Lynn Tincher's "Afterthoughts". Sarah, Paige's foster sister was there for her when she was found beaten without memory of the past few months. When her nephew is found dead just over a year later, Paige starts having scary flashbacks. She tries to focus and be there for her adopted sister but things only get worse. Paige ultimately believes she is losing it until a mysterious woman shows up, willing to help her. With Paige's family dying off one by one, and the scary implications building in her mind, it's up to her friend and partner Jay to uncover the truth behind the strange woman and what's happening to Paige. The shocking ending to "Afterthoughts" makes it well worth the read. The first in a mind bending series, I'm already anticipating where Paige's destiny will lead her next.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Radio time!

I’m very excited to announce that I will be a guest on “WE TALK BACK” on December 6th at 11:00 AM Central 12:00 PM Eastern. You can listen live at and clicking on the Listen Live button. It will also be Podcast for the following week. “WE TALK BACK” is a radio talk show in Louisiana that is hosted by Wiley Ezell. Thanks Wiley!

Six Sentences: Writer's Guidelines

Six Sentences: Writer's Guidelines

Check out this really cool site. It's a great way to get noticed.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Two special events!


I am excited to announce that I will be joining Richard L. Matteson at The Higgins Maxwell Gallery on Friday, October 10, 2008 from 6:00-9:00 PM!

THE HIGGINS MAXWELL GALLERY on 1200 Payne Street, Louisville, Ky 40204 will present American artist Richard L. Matteson Jr. from Oct. 10 until Nov 1. The show will open with a reception 6:00- 9:00 PM on Oct. 10. Matteson, who is nationally recognized musician, author and artist, will also present two musical performances at the gallery Oct. 11, 7:00 PM and Nov. 1, 7:00 PM. Admission is free. The Higgins-Maxwell gallery is open Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. For information call Bob Higgins

Richard will be the featured artist in The Literary Lynnch Pen on November 18th. I will be there signing copies of Afterthoughts as well as promoting Richard in TLLP.

Find out more about Richard by visiting this site:

Please come join us in the fun.

Also, please join me at my next book sigining!
A Reader's Corner138 Breckenridge Lane
Louisville, Ky 40207
Saturday, October 18, 2008
1-3:00 PM

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Moment of Clarity and Lessons in Gratitude

Moment of Clarity: As many of you know, I offer free publicity in The Literary Lynnch Pen. The publicity is designed to give a little blurb about authors, artists, etc. with links to their websites for my readers to find out more about the artist and drive traffic to the sites. This is in no way a place to have your biography written by me. If that were the case, it would not be free. I do this as a way of giving back some of what I received in help from others. I know what a little publicity can do when passed along to the right hands and I only hope that I’ve been able to help others even if it is giving them a little encouragement.

Lessons in Gratitude: I am amazed at the variety in personalities among the people I meet on a daily basis. Almost everyone has something to teach if you are willing to learn. Maybe I am naive in thinking that others think the same way I do about certain things. I’ve always been grateful when someone takes the time to help me in whatever capacity it is that they can offer. I suppose I expect others to feel the same way. I was proven wrong this week. I found out that some people expect the moon out of a gracious offer of help. I was very hurt by one person in particular. It has taken me a while to recover from that. Then I realized how wrong that is. Why should I let one person who tried to take advantage of me while degrading everything I do get me down? I then thought about all of the people who were very grateful for my help and encouragement and the good that I have accomplished. They are helping pull me out of this funk. Thank you for that!

I am sharing all of this because I know that we all hit rough spots and run into negative people that drag us down. I know it’s hard when you are hurt and it’s easier to dwell on the bad than on the good. Just pick yourself up and concentrate on all the good you do and the positive things in your life. Take control. Don’t let one bad experience drag you down. Keep plugging away and hold your head up high.