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Hi there!  My name is Lindy and welcome to my website.  As a visitor to the site and reader of this blog, you have now become an important part of my lifelong dream.   You see, I have always wanted to be a writer and this website and blog are crucial first steps into making my dream a reality.

I love to write AND I love to read.  Books inspire me and once in a very great while, not just the writing but the author inspires me.  Such is the case with Richard Paul Evans.  He is my all-time favorite modern-day author and now I can call him mentor, cheerleader and yes, I think, Friend.  For years, I’ve had support and encouragement from family and friends to pursue my dream but Richard introduced me to and laid out the path I needed to follow to make not just writing, but marketing and publishing understandable.  I owe him a HUGE thanks which will grow to be even bigger when the book I’m currently writing, and my first book, is published,  “Jane Austen Celebrates: Holidays and Occassions Regency Style.”   It’s going to happen – and I couldn’t be more excited.

Let me tell you a little bit about me and how I came about writing a book on holidays and Jane Austen.  For a while, I owned a gift wrapping business.  It was small and done mostly from a small rented office space but it was a terrific learning experience.  The plethora of holidays celebrated is actually quite astonishing and then, figure in all the different ways they’re celebrated, and it’s even more astonishing.  As for Jane Austen, I became a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America in 2010 and am an avid fan of all things Jane Austen.  Ms. Austen briefly names various holidays in her novels and personal letters or in some cases gives a titillating description with a few details most of which probably would have been common knowledge during the Regency Era but are unusual and intriguing to us today.  My curiosity was awakened, and then my research began.  How fascinating it was to discover that some English holidays have been observed in much the same way for hundreds of years while interestingly, at the same time, those same holiday traditions were evolving into the modern observations of today.

Are you curious now too?  Good!  Join me and read along as I share the adventure with you of experiencing for the first time, what it’s like to write and publish a book.  We’ll talk about some of the holidays being covered in the book itself, but we’ll also talk about what it’s like to write, publish and market a dream.  E-mail me at lindybell@lindybellwrites.com with any questions, ideas, suggestions, etc.  I look forward to sharing the adventure with you.

Happy Holidays!

Lindy

 

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