Welcome to another edition of Author Fridays! Sit back, get comfortable and read about this week's featured author, Lynne Woodvail!
Lynne Woodvail is a first time author. Her book is "Untouchable Desire". It is published by Publish America.
Born and raised in West Michigan, Lynne has been a resident of Charlotte since 2007. She has three children who are very supportive. She says she really doesn't have a favorite hobby, but she does like to create things out of nothing, such as making area rugs out of carpet pieces.
When it comes to reading, she says, "Unfortunately, I have not had a lot of leisure time to read busy, busy, busy, but when I had the time, I read: romance novels, suspense, thriller and self help books. Moreover, I enjoyed several of Danielle Steel books and a few others; whose names I can't remember. In addition, I love writing; it takes me out to the real world actually when I'm writing I am literally in the scene that I'm writing at the time."
Woodvail says she did not actually realize she was a writer until she went back to college. It was during her extensive curriculum of English courses that she discovered there was a writer lying dormant in within her. "And when I recognized this wonderful gift," she goes on to say, "I embraced it. My major was Business Administration can you believe? Moving on, I am inspired by God he used English to birth the gift out of me."
Most authors of whom I have had the privilege to interview seem to get their ideas from just anywhere, and Woodvail is no different. "My ideas come from life," she says, "movies, friends, books and just ideas from my mind. I minister God's word through everyday life situations. Christians are so timid about certain things like dating and I use that shyness to say what they are afraid to say."
When I asked Lynne if she had any advice to share, she told me, "I would say to anyone who desires to write to GO FOR IT use their God given gift and expound on it. Don't allow anyone or anything to stop them. However, when it comes time to publish their work please, please do their homework. Search all available publishing companies. Make sure they are getting the best deal possible."
So, Lynne is there anything else that you would like to share with us?
"I just want to say; I thank God for giving me this gift; for I am undeserving. We as writers have to recognize much power we hold and we need to use that power in positive ways. I pray that we use our gift to encourage, uplift as well as entertain."
To learn more about Lynne Woodvail and her book, visit her blog at
Thank you for joining me for another edition of Author Fridays! Be sure to come back next week, same time, same place to read about our next featured author, Mark J. Roberts!