Lynnette Austin

Author Lynnette Austin

A little about the author

Once upon a time, a handsome prince walked up to the Tastee Freeze window and asked the lovely princess—who was working there to earn money to redecorate the castle—for a chocolate milkshake and a date. She said yes to both, and they lived happily ever after.

Okay, maybe I embellished a little—the princess didn’t actually live in a castle—but it’s no wonder I write romances with their happy endings. My prince and I are still together.

We had one beautiful son whom we lost in 2006. Aaron brought untold love and happiness into our lives. He was one of those brave firefighters who run into the flames as others are fleeing.

Dave and I both grew up in Pennsylvania’s Alleghany Mountains. From there, we moved to New York, then to the Rockies in Wyoming. Presently we divide our time between Naples, Florida’s beaches and Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Author Lynnette Austin signing books

I have a Master’s in Educational Leadership and taught middle school language arts before leaving it to write full-time. My books have finaled in Romance Writers of America’s national Golden Heart Contest, PASIC’s Book of Your Heart Contest, and Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie Contest. My books written as Lynnette Hallberg include Enchanted Evening from Kensington, Chantilly Lace and A Pretty Face, and Night Shadows from The Wild Rose Press, and Just A Little White Lie from Carina Press.

I love books and have a room full of them as well as two well-supplied e-readers. Nothing makes me happier than losing myself in my characters’ worlds. Besides reading and writing, I enjoy traveling. I’ve visited all fifty states with the exception of Alaska and have traveled extensively throughout Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and Central America—always on the lookout for new characters or a new story.

Lynnette's home library

Here are a few of my favorite things:

Favorite candy: I love, love, love peppermint patties. Enough said!

Favorite time of the day: The late night/early morning hours when everyone else is asleep. I like people. I really do. But I also love alone time. The quiet hours of the night are perfect.

Favorite smell: Freshly mown grass. It takes me right back to carefree summer days, back to my childhood.

Favorite treat: A Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. I might have an addiction to Starbucks' coffee.

Favorite pastime: Besides reading? Driving my car with the top down and country music on the radio. And sometimes, the lyrics of one of those songs lead me to a new story idea!

Favorite spot: A rainy day at the beach with the wind whipping the waves into a frenzy. The strange thing, though, is that I don't like being in the water. If I was a character in one of my books, I'd delve into the reason behind that. What happened in my life to make me shy away from enjoying the water? Hmmm…

Lynnette Austin

Lynnette on horseback

P.S. The beautiful horse I'm sitting on is Beau, courtesy of the Chunky Gal Stables, located in the scenic Chunky Gal Mountains of Hayesville, NC.


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