Interview with Lynn Gazis-Sax

What's the story behind your latest book?
One of my friends has a very cluttered house, the kind where you carefully weave your way through stacks of books, yarn, and other flotsam and jetsam. Someone offered to help her declutter it, and she found the remedy worse than the problem.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's a chance for me to imagine seeing the world through eyes different from my own.
What are you working on next?
I have some short stories that I have already written that I'll probably publish through Smashwords first, but my current work in progress is a science fiction story about some actors caught in a war zone.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have a lot of favorite authors: Jane Austen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula LeGuin, Steven Barnes, William Shakespeare, Franz Kafka, Anton Chekhov, Maya Angelou, Irini Spanidou, Vikram Seth, and the list goes on. Just now, I'm enjoying reading Neil Gaiman.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My cat pushes me out of bed early every morning, so I can go walk the dog.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work as a software quality assurance engineer. On the weekends, I hike with my husband, who leads several local hikes. I come from a large family (one of nine kids). I'm active with my Quaker meeting. I'm in Toastmasters. And I like to record videos of myself singing and put them on Youtube.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story that I remember writing was one I wrote in grade school about a starving little girl. It was, well, a grade school effort.
Published 2016-01-16.
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Books by This Author

Tower of Babel
Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The aliens offered so much for such a useless element. Grab that deal! What could go wrong?
Tempting a Ghost
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
My people have a saying, "Never tempt a ghost." Then the war came.
In Her Dreams
Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
To most eyes, Fran Price is a shy, inhibited librarian. Ah, but in her dreams ...
Dear Reader
Price: Free! Words: 240. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
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A letter from a stalker book. Dear Reader, you know you want me.
Crazy for You
Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A stalker discovers the famous object of her affection dead. How can she find the real killer and clear her name? And how can she persuade anyone that someone else is the killer, when she is insane?
Blood Will Tell
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
They are a sort of police, but they are not like the normal police; they come only at night, and no one knows where their prisoners go. I had brought danger to my mother’s house.
The Chaplin's Rescue
Series: The Fall of the Ubagane Empire. Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Caught in the middle of a war zone on the planet of the Sheromi, with three of her companions now dead, Vijaya Choudhary tries to lead her troupe of actors, along with several young Sheromi, to safety.
The Chaplin's War
Series: The Fall of the Ubagane Empire. Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In the wake of the fall of the Ubaganian Empire, a troupe of actors prepared to inspire the army to battle instead find themselves caught behind enemy lines. It's up to Vijaya Choudhary to lead them to safety.
A Little Sister's Tale
Series: The Fall of the Ubagane Empire. Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
Everyone remembers the day the first cracks appeared in the Ubagane Empire. But Zhen Zhen's day was more eventful than most.
Declutterers, Inc.
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Jonah and Hester get a present of a service to free their home of clutter. But do they want their clutter removed?