I have been writing since fifth grade, anytime I could find a quiet corner and prop a notebook on my knees. Even if I couldn't find the time or place, I always-always-always kept writing in my head. I tried to give it up more than once, even shredding a knee-high stack of poems and story starts. In time, I always go back to it because it brings me a unique sort of joy - the kind that springs from deep inside. Over the years, I've had a few nice responses from traditional publishers and a semi promise twice ... though I now know those aren't worth the paper they're not printed on. I was feeling pretty discouraged when a friend sent me an ad for self publishing on the Internet. Since I had quit my job to write full time (in spite of the fact that we were ranked with the working poor even while I was working) the 'no cost' factor caught my eye! I thought about it for awhile ... I had written more than 20 books and it looked as if they would all disappear when I did. Why not introduce all those characters via the Internet and give them a chance to survive? So here I am - Christian, wife, mother, Moomaw, author! I'm working hard to edit those books in the hope that readers will find a message that inspires them to delve into the best Book of all. I don't know you, but I know He loves you, and that's what my books are about. Blessings!
A Hole in the Fence - Christian Fiction for Kids
Christian Fiction. Neal's father was killed during the 9/11 attacks in New York. Rose hasn't ever met her father. They're both staying with their grandparents while their mothers try to mend. They are drawn together by a tiny white creature which is neither bird nor bug. It lures them to a hole in the fence where they get a glimpse of God's garden.
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- Doctor Ice
on Feb. 05, 2011
This was a wonderful story with believable characters which I won't forget anytime soon. I read the sample and had to hurry and buy the book so I could find out what happened. I already bought another book by this very talented author.
- On Berryhill Road
on Sep. 23, 2011
Fallon is a character who immediately finds her way into your heart. She has done nothing to deserve her hard life, yet it seems there is no way out for her. Clinging to hope, she devises a plan, but things don't turn out as she thought they would. Such an innocent person should not have enemies, yet she does. Happily she also has a hero, an admirable guy called Donovan. Whether he can win her trust and ensure that justice is done makes for a very suspenseful story. I never hesitate to buy a book by Tommie Lyn - I'm confident it will be a great read and she never disappoints.
- Boob Tube (a Soap Opera Novel)
on Sep. 28, 2011
I don't watch soaps, but that didn't keep me from enjoying Boob Tube. At first, I was amused by the ridiculous obsessions of the soap stars, but it is probably too close to the truth to be laughable. All the same, the author made it entertaining and added an element of suspense that kept me reading when I should've been doing other things. Well written, great plot, spectacular ending! I would buy another novel by this author.
- High on a Mountain
on Oct. 05, 2011
Tommie Lyn obviously did a lot of research before writing this outstanding novel about life in Scotland during the 1700's. Thanks to the vivid word pictures, I can imagine the beauty of the land and the simple existence of the common man. It's hard to read about the painful events that destroyed the lives of so many innocent people, especially when you know that the story is based on actual history. I had so much compassion for the main character, as he suffered hardships that should never befall anyone. He is a fine example of a man who has every excuse to give in and give up, but somehow, with divine assistance, will survive instead, and eventually triumph against all odds. The writing is beautiful, beginning with the very first sentence, and the story will stay with me forever. Just be sure to have a box of tissues on hand when you read this book.
- ...And Night Falls
on Oct. 26, 2011
Did you ever try to read while you were cooking dinner, or folding laundry, or eating a sandwich? That's what I found myself doing today because once I started reading ... And Night Falls, I couldn't put it down!
- Wings of the Wind: Not Alone
on Dec. 20, 2011
With carefully chosen words and phrases, the author describes the dark places in life that many of us have visited. Then she reminds us of the One who comes bringing Light that makes depression fade away. These are moving poems that will touch your soul, accompanied by beautiful photos. I'll be rereading this poetry more than once, and coming away filled with hope each time