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.


VISIT Michael Dickel's Blog

Feature on Authors promoting Authors

Please stop by and check it out!


Interview on L. Diane Wolfe's page!

Thank you, Diane! Please visit her site and see what I had to say!


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.

Book Release Mania

Hey guys. Sorry I haven't blogged in a while!

My friend and fellow author, L. Diane Wolfe, has a book that is being released today! Please check it out below. I’m helping promote it because Diane is a great friend and I am quoted several times in it! It’s a very positive book! Please help me spread the word for her.


This is an exciting month for me with this book being released today and the second edition of Afterthoughts being released for me on March 30th! J

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Book Review - Afterthoughts

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Afterthoughts-Lynn Tincher
Lynn Tincher
BlackWyrm, Mar 2009, $11.95I
SBN: 9780982006726

In Louisville, Kentucky widow Sarah Steckler still grieves the murder of her spouse Anthony when another tragedy strikes. She calls her foster sister Detective Paige Aldridge pleading with her to come over as her son Richie is dead. Paige would do anything for Sarah who was there for her last year when an assault left her with no memory.

Paige and her partner Jay Vittidini arrive at the death scene with the evidence overwhelmingly supporting suicide. Richie’s note implies he killed his dad and consequently hurt his mom. Meanwhile his death triggers memories of her kidnapping assault that she had obviously repressed and visions of homicides. Paige fears she is losing her mind with three traumas in a year and the deadly dreams; however mysterious Junna Breck visits Paige offering her help even as the detective believes her extended family is under siege from a serial killer.

This is a strange, but exciting well written police procedural starring an intriguing lead character whose family appears to be the foci of a serial killer though she has no idea why. The support cast makes the tale as Jay worries his partner may be psychologically over the edge with her theory linking her brutal kidnapping to the murder of her brother-in-law and the suicide of her nephew while Junna is enigmatic with her offer of help. Young adult fans will enjoy Lynn Tincher tense thriller as the heroine (and readers) begins to have AFTERTHOUGHTS about what has happened and she fears will happen in future Mind Bending tales.

Harriet Klausner
Posted by Harriet Klausner at 9:18 AM

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mind Bending Series book covers revealed!

Hello everyone! The book covers for Afterthoughts, Second Edition, coming March 2009 and Left in the Dark, coming October 2009 are released!

Wish me luck!

Thanks Blackwyrm!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble at the Summit

Louisville, Kentucky Author, and Featured Author at the Kentucky Book Fair, Lynn Tincher will be signing copies of her psychological thriller, Afterthoughts, at the Barnes & Noble at the Summit on Friday night at 7:00 PM, January 23, 2009.

About the Author

I am a published author from Louisville, Kentucky. My first book, Afterthoughts, was released in 2008 with the second edition due to be released in April. I am very excited about it as any author would be. My second book, Left in the Dark is due out in October, 2009. I am working with the American Cancer Society so that 10% of all of the revenue will be donated to them. I am also the publisher of The Literary Lynnch Pen, a Member of the National Association of Women Writers (www.naww.org), and the Small Publishers Association of North America (www.spannet.org).

The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly ezine that is reaching thousands of readers all over the world. In this eZine, I publish my news, articles on writing tips, and a featured artist section that is free publicity for the artist. I am now working with the Humane Society and the Woodstock Animal Foundation to feature a pet of the week in each issue as well as on my website.

I was recently selected to be a featured author at the Kentucky Book Fair in November and the Southern Kentucky Book Fest in April. I am very excited about both accomplishments. I have been speaking to audiences about the book at different book stores and libraries. I have recently signed up with Blackwyrm LLC for the second edition of Afterthoughts to be released in April and the sequel, Left in the Dark to be release in October.

Please visit my website to find out more about me and what I am doing. You can sign up to receive my eZine, The Literary Lynnch Pen.


About the Book

Afterthoughts - The First Book in the Mind Bending Series

The voices in your head, are they schizophrenic delusions or a window to another dimension?

"A fast-paced Psy-Fi thriller." - Eric Calvert
"This book will make you talk to yourself, out loud, and not feel crazy doing it." - Terry Stinnett
"I never wanted to put it down." - Laura Houchens

Detective Paige Aldridge's loved ones are prey for a serial killer. Desperate to help her sister, she is determined to find out who is behind it all. After being the victim of a kidnapping, she is traumatized by memories she does not know she has. She sees visions of the murders and believes she is being followed by someone she's only seen in the shadows. Trying to run from her dreams, she is sent spiraling down a path of self-doubt, fear, and betrayal. Paige finds an unlikely friend that tries to help her by telling her unbelievable things. Teamed up with her partner, Jay, she tries to put all of the pieces together. Are all of these things connected? Will Jay believe in her, and most importantly, will Paige believe in herself? Are the memories true or is it just an elaborate mind game? Can she get her thoughts together before it's too late?

I read it last night, and just couldn't put it down. The pacing was excellent, and the characters were solid: I feel like I know Paige! ~ Grace SimrallBook

Review for Afterthoughts - Drew Johnson (Amazon.com)
A different kind of psychological thriller for sure. The protagonist is faced with tragedy from page one and from then on you don't know whether what is happening is real, imagined, or an even worse situation. I'll not risk any spoilers: suffice to say, it's a good read.

Review by Jennifer Brown

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.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Afterthoughts Second Edition Book Cover

Yahoo! Here's the book cover for the second editon of Afterthoughts due April 2009 by Blackwyrm Press!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SPAN Connection Feature

Hey guys! I had a small feature in the December edition of the Small Publishers of North America's newsletter. Bottom right hand side!