Originally from Southeast Oklahoma, Lynndell Newby currently resides in Perkins, Oklahoma. He has worked in the agriculture sector for over 30 years and holds three agriculture degrees, including his Masters in Agriculture from Oklahoma State University, where he was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society. He is a licensed real estate auctioneer and a professional ringman. He has also been honored by Oklahoma FFA with the Honorary State Farmer Degree and is a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.
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.
Today, technology touches every area of Americans’ lives. Society is utilizing increasing technology and becoming more dependent on it by the minute. In some instances, this can be beneficial, but more often, it has negative, unintended consequences that can result in both the figurative and literal “starvation” of America!