Lynne M. Hinkey


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 debut novel, "Marina Melee," was released by Casperian Books in 2011 and her second, "Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons" came out in April 2014. Her short stories, essays, travel articles, and book reviews have appeared in a number of print and electronic publications. When not writing, Lynne is an adjunct professor of biology and an avid, but not accomplished, dog agility competitor. Visit her website at

Lynne donates all proceeds from e-book sales of "Ye Gods!" to animal rescue organizations, with a different beneficiary each month. To see the complete list, go to her blog at

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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Where to find Lynne M. Hinkey online

Where to buy in print


Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons
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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boating    caribbean    chupacabra    dogs    humor    islands    magical realism    marinas    puerto rico    sailing    tropics