Lynne North

Biography

I am an author who lives in a lovely countryside area in the north west of England and works as a data analyst for one of the local Health Authorities. I write under the name of Lynne North. I have been a prolific reader all my life, and for many years have spent most of my free time writing. As well as being educated up to degree level, I have completed courses and received diplomas from ‘The Writing School Ltd’ and ‘The Academy of Children’s Writers’. My aim in life has always been to write, and I had a sideline of freelance writing for more years than I like to admit to having lived. In earlier days this mainly involved published articles in such magazines as ‘Prediction’.
I had two children’s novels ‘Gertie Gets it Right (eventually)’ and ‘Zac’s Destiny’ published by ‘YouWriteOn’, the writers’ site sponsored by the British Arts Council, in 2008. The covers provided were pretty awful, so I carried on seeking a good publisher.
‘Caution: Witch in Progress’, a rewrite of ‘Gertie’, was published by Ghostly Publishing in 2013 and launched at Earl’s Court Book Fair in London. Though my publisher ceased to publish in 2014, I have kept ‘Caution’ out on Kindle on Amazon worldwide. I also had two other books due to be published by Ghostly before Christmas 2014. One of them was a rewrite of ‘Zac’s Destiny’ which I have now also released on Kindle under my own publishing name of ‘Crystal Pen Publishing’. I recently released something completely different on Kindle too, a compilation of thirteen macabre Twist in the Tale short stories, definitely NOT for children!
In 2015 I was lucky enough to discover Crimson Cloak Publishing and to be taken on as one of their new authors. New books will be coming out in 2016!

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Series

The Crimson Shorts
Crimson Shorts are a series of short books designed for quick lunchbreak reads or for downloading to your phone to read when stuck in a waiting room or airport queue. Comprising every genre, they are ideal also for quick little gifts or Thank-Yous.

Fourth Floor, Please

Price: $0.99 USD.

One Bright Night

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Murder at Loftus House

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A Dream Come True

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Sasquatch Must Die

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Books

The Chalice of Jupiter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,710. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Adventure » General
Your quest takes place in the ruined Roman city of Veradum. Rolling dice to move from one section to the next, the choices you make will determine the direction of your story, impacting on your total of Vigour, Agility and Psi points. Can you find the priceless Chalice of Jupiter and complete your Quest? Crimson Cloak Quests can be played alone or against others and make great family pastimes.
Crimson Timelines
Series: Crimson Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Crimson Timelines is an anthology of engaging stories weaving paths in time and the mind. Enjoy a stroll through the fourth dimension with these diverse authors. A great read with wide appeal.
Zac's Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,690. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A sword and sorcery novel for children, Lynne North's clever story follows the fortunes of Zac, a humble stable boy whose unusual destiny and unknown magical abilities are all that stand between his people and disaster at the hands of a rogue wizard.
Caution: Witch in Progress
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,850. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Young witch Gertie Grimthorpe looks forward to going to witchy school to learn how to become a proper witch. But while she enjoys learning things, she can't quite grasp the art of being as nasty as a true witch or warlock ought to be. As the pupils compete for the coveted end-of-term Golden Spider award, it seems trouble is brewing. A funny and entertaining read, with a clever twist to the tale.
Be Careful What You Wish For
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,270. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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Finn is a bored young leprechaun. He lives with his mum and dad in a small village named Duntappin, and goes to the local school there. He spends most of his free time with his best friend Dallan, but craves some excitement in his life. Unfortunately, Finn missed out on being blessed by the Good Luck Fairy and soon gets far more than he bargained for.
Emily and the Enchanted Wood
Series: The Crimson Shorts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Emily discovers a special bond with the woodland realm on her doorstep. When marauding goblins move in and upset the equilibrium of the forest environment, she must work with the animals to bring back peace to the woods.
Santa's Little Helpers
Series: The Crimson Cloak Anthologies · Crimson Cares · Crimson Cloak Educational. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,700. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Crafts & Hobbies, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Volume 5 of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies is a children's miscellany of stories and crafts for Christmas 2015

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