Kyrian Lyndon

Biography

Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Shattering Truths, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has published three poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, Remnants of Severed Chains, and Awake with the Songbirds, as well as several articles for Rebelle Society and The Voice of Literature e-zines.

She is the founder and publisher of Moonlit Dawn Publications.

Kyrian has worked in executive-level positions, particularly with major New York publishing companies, including McGraw-Hill Book Company and John Wiley & Son Publishers.

She is forthcoming about being a person with many years of recovery, as well as a trauma survivor. Throughout her journeys, she has expressed her thoughts through poetry, embracing every challenge to triumph over adversity. In her conviction that learning, growing, healing, and evolving is a never-ending process, she remains as grateful for the dark days as she is for every flicker of hope and light. Her passion for awareness advocacy and sharing insight motivates her to entertain in ways that provoke, enrich, and inspire.

Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, Kyrian was the middle of three daughters born to immigrants—her father from Campochiaro, Italy; her mother from Havana, Cuba.
She began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, she wrote her first novel and then completed two more books at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five.

Kyrian has always been passionate about music (all kinds). She loves nineteenth-century British literature, parallel universe fiction, thrillers, horror, and dark romanticism. She is also devoted to fitness which is a must, she says, if you enjoy cooking (and eating) as much as she does.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am not patient when it comes to certain things. Honestly, I didn't want to jump through hoops, feel pressure, relinquish control. I wanted to get my work out there. It's all about connecting with the readers today. That's the most important thing. It doesn't matter anymore how you do it. The readers will have the final say as to whether what you write is worth reading.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am new to Smashwords, but so far it has been an easy, painless process, and it's fast. I can't ask for more.
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Books

Awake with the Songbirds - Poems from the Pandemic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2021. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Female authors
This collection consists primarily of poems written during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time of loneliness and rumination. Lyndon’s poetry stems from intense emotions that swing from one end of the pendulum to the other as she captures the agony of love and loss, along with innocent joy and lighthearted fun. Each poem is an earnest response to life, love, and everything in between.
Deadly Veils Book One: Shattering Truths
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,420. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Some truths can be deadly. Danielle isn’t mopey or filled with teenage angst. Danielle and her cousin were abducted, drugged, and raped. But her cousin doesn’t remember, and her best friend won’t believe her. Now, her predators have returned, stalking her, harassing her at every turn.
Remnants of Severed Chains
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Remnants of Severed Chains is a collection of over forty poems by Kyrian Lyndon, author of A Dark Rose Blooms. In this work, Kyrian embraces life’s astounding and most personal revelations—afflictions, addictions and relationships, the good and the bad, capturing life’s devastating moments along with its celebratory moments of beauty and joy.
A Dark Rose Blooms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
This collection of thirty poems by novelist Kyrian Lyndon spans decades throughout the author’s personal journey. From the soothingly peaceful to the bizarre, Kyrian runs the gamut of complex emotions that will resonate for many. The poems are poignant—honest, open, and straight from the heart, heartbreaking and with humor, embracing light and dark, hope and despair, triumph over adversity.