Lynne M. Hinkey

Biography

Lynne Hinkey is a marine scientist by training, a writer by passion, and a curmudgeon by nature. She spent years hanging out at marina bars around the Caribbean, where she eavesdropped in on fascinating conversations that she then turned into fun stories reflecting the zaniness of island life. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, cat, and two dogs. Her short stories, essays, travel articles, and book reviews have appeared in a number of print and electronic publications. She is the author of three novels: Marina Melee, Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons, and The Un-Familiar: A Tale of Cats and Gods. The latter are books 1 and 2 of her Chupacabra Trilogy. The final installment, Ye Goddess! A Tale of Girls and Gods," is in development. When not writing, Lynne is an adjunct professor of biology and an avid, but not accomplished, dog agility competitor. Visit her website at www.lynnehinkey.com.

Lynne donates all proceeds from e-book sales of "Ye Gods!" and "The Un-Familiar" to animal rescue and rehabilitation organizations, with a different beneficiary each month. If your animal-welfare organization would like to be a recipient, send a message to Lynne through her website contact page.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
In no particular order because I love them all equally: Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Christopher Moore, JK Rowlings, and Tom Robbins.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
This is a tough question since there are so many favorites, and they've changed over the years. Books like Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" and Hitchcock's "The Three Investigators" series were favorites when I was a kid and had a strong influence on my reading preferences. Now, Tom Robbin's "Skinny Legs and All," Christopher Moore's "The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove" and "Lamb," and Douglas Adams, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and "The Color of Magic (the first book in Terry Pratchett's Disc World series) would all be up there.
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Books

Chupacabra Gift Set (Books 1 & 2 of the Chupacabra Trilogy)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,220. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
These raucous island adventures weave the myth and mystery of the chupacabra (Spanish for goatsucker) with some endearing island characters in a madcap look at science, belief, and the gray area in between. Is the chupacabra real or rumor? Find out here!
The Un-Familiar: A Tale of Cats and Gods
Series: The Chupacabra Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,680. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This raucous island adventure weaves the myth and mystery of the chupacabra (Spanish for goatsucker) with some endearing island characters in a madcap look at science, belief, and the gray area in between. There's a beast of a storm brewing and only a god can stop it. But which one? The chupacabra returns--and this time, he's brought some friends (and an enemy or two).
Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons
Series: The Chupacabra Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,530. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Jack Halliman sails to Puerto Rico seeking a cure for writer's block, but instead finds a dead body. When a second corpse turns up, Jack becomes one of two suspects. The other is the chupacabra. Jack has to find out who--or what--is responsible for the killings before he lands in prison. Again. Is the chupacabra real or myth? Dog only knows. (All proceeds go to animal rescue organizations.)
Marina Melee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,980. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
George H. Marshall III has it all - women, money, and his so-called career in the family oil business. Determined to prove that he is more than a spoiled, womanizing, over-aged adolescent, George buys Porto da Vida Marina on the island of São Jorge. How hard can it be to run a marina on a tropical island?

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