Lydia Chandler

Biography

About the Author

Lydia Chandler was born in Salisbury, Maryland, the oldest of three children. She spent the first nineteen years of her life living on a five-acre farm in southern Delaware with her two younger sisters and parents.

Ms. Chandler has been writing for as long as she could first hold a pencil. At 15-years of age she entered a contest, submitting a fifty word essay to a local radio station WICO-FM of Salisbury (MD). The best essay explaining why you wanted to be a D.J. would win. The prize? One hour live on the air. Ms. Chandler’s essay won. As a 17-year-old, she wrote a syndicated news column that spanned across two states.

Married in 1982 she had her one and only child, a son, Daniel, in 1983. She spent the next decade raising her son and supporting her husband as a stay-at-home mom.

After her second divorce she felt as though her life was finally on track. In December 2008, she found her way back to the Washington, D.C. area. At the “ripe old age” of 46, she enrolled in college for the very first time.

Life being what life often is - fluid - Ms. Chandler faced more of what life had to throw at her. Bilateral lumps (they turned out to be benign), a gun held to her head when a store she was in was being robbed, to the death of her life-long friend of a sudden heart attack. It was six months after Ms. Chandler’s dear friend’s death that she sought out solace the only way she knew how.

She began to write once more.

For the first time in her life she took on the task of writing short stories. “I never thought I’d see the day where I would be able to sit still long enough to write anything other than a poem!” Ms. Chandler has said many times since then. Her short stories, having been well received on her blog site, gave her the courage to step out from life’s shadows and put her dream fully and completely in front of her.

Now internationally known, Ms. Chandler leads a very quiet and reclusive life in Pensacola, Florida.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have several actually! I have a Facebook page, a Twitter account and am on Amazon as well. I've got other social media tools that I am currently researching not to mention hiring a few folks to get the word out.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a five-acre farm about thirty minutes outside of Salisbury, Maryland. We were poor growing up. We just didn't know it at the time! I've been writing for as long as I can remember. My first recollection of being "published" was my junior high newspaper! I've been writing ever since.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Lydia Chandler online


Books

J.M.H.O. The World through My Eyes 2013 Edition, Vol. 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
J.M.H.O. The World Through My Eyes came about thanks to my blog postings. I blog on an adult website. As long as I was posting naughty stories or naughty photos all things were cool!
J.M.H.O. The World Through My Eyes 2013 Edition Vol. 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
The J.M.H.O. The World Through My Eyes series came about thanks to my blog postings. I blog on an adult website. As long as I was posting naughty stories or naughty photos all things were cool. It was a misjudgment on my part to think that current events whether they be on politics, local and international happenings, entertainment, etc. would fly on an adult site!
J.M.H.O. The World Through My Eyes 2012 Edition
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
J.M.H.O. The World Through My Eyes came about thanks to my blog postings. I blog on an adult website. As long as I was posting naughty stories or naughty photos all things were cool. It was a misjudgment on my part to think that current events whether they be on politics, local and international happenings, entertainment, etc. would fly on an adult site!
NAS / Fort Barrancas ~ Pensacola, Florida
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Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Fort Barrancas sits on a bluff overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay. The natural advantages of this location have inspired engineers of three nations to build forts.
Can't Afford To Go To Hawaii? Here's Your Virtual Tour!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
As of this point in my life I have yet to make it to any of the Hawaiian Islands. I have friends that have been there to honeymoon, friends that have even been deployed there and what a God awful deployment that must be!
A Life Reflected In Photos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
The world over many of my fans have wondered what I look like. They have wanted to know more about me and my life. This is but a brief glimpse.

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