Interview with Lynndell Newby

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was originally born in California, but my family moved to Oklahoma shortly after. I grew up in Southeastern Oklahoma, where I developed a love for agriculture and a country life. My desire for a country life influences my writing in that I write with a common sense, straightforward approach that my readers will appreciate.
When did you first start writing?
My first book, "Technology Is Starving America," was written because, as much as I appreciate technology, our society's increasingly dependent status on technology concerns me. I see individuals losing skills, jobs, health, quality education, meaningful relationships, and even security because of technological dependence. I was compelled to write the book to warn people about this dependency before they lose valuable areas of their lives that they may never get back.
What's the story behind your latest book?
"Technology Is Starving America" is a book that alerts Americans to technology’s figurative and literal starvation of America. I discuss the concept of a “technoholic,” various areas that technology detrimentally affects Americans’ lives, and how to avoid “starvation.”

While I acknowledge many technological achievements that have positively influenced society, I stress to readers that there are many unintended consequences that manifest in Americans’ lives. I advise readers how to limit negative influences from technology while still benefitting from its positive outcomes. The world is just too dependent on technology. I was compelled to write this book not to bash technology, but to shed a light on the quality of life that Americans are losing and help people reclaim some of it before it is too late.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each day is a challenge and I love to meet it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy auctioneering, raising livestock, reading agriculture books, and visiting places I've never been before.
Published 2014-02-01.
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Books by This Author

Technology Is Starving America
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You set the price! Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Consumerism
Society is becoming more dependent on technology by the minute, which results in negative, unintended consequences that are figuratively and literally “starving” America! It is imperative that we not only alert ourselves to this ever-increasing “technoholic” state of society, but take steps to ensure that we and our families control our dependency on technology before it controls us!