Lynnie Purcell

Biography

You can find Lynnie on Twitter @LynniePurcell and on her podcast she runs with her friends: Stop and Fangirl. She enjoys inter-sectional entertainment, stories that sneak up on you, and complex superheroes.

Smashwords Interview

What got you into writing?
I first started writing in middle school. It was more for fun than anything - a way to keep myself entertained. I never really thought that it was something I would want to do forever or really thought of as a career. In my senior year, I had a creative writing teacher who really encouraged me to write and explore my abilities. My first half-book was written there. But still, it wasn't until years later that I realized how much I truly loved writing. It simply never occurred to me that writing could be something to make a living at. After struggling with different courses in college that never seemed to spark my interest, I finally came back to writing. It didn't take me long to realize that my spark was placed there. The rest is, as they say, history.
How did you get into e-book publishing?
I'm a bit of a rebel. It may sound strange to think of e-book publishing as rebellious, but it's my reason all the same.

The idea of publishing the traditional way appealed to me for about ten minutes. I've heard horror stories where people have sent about a million query letters only to have them all rejected, but that wasn't me. The idea of not being able to publish things my way made me itch. With e-book publishing I had control and the ability to reach my audience in an immediate way that appeals to me. This comes with a downside as well as an upside.

With e-book publishing you have a lot of opinions - people who are all convinced they know the truth, but there's not a whole lot of guidance. Websites often have conflicting information, and it really is true that your book might not sell like the next person's. You can feel a lot like a lost ship out a sea sometimes. It can also be brutal to get your one-of-a-kind, most awesome book ever, to the leader-boards. There's more competition than I expected, particularly in the YA genre. But it's worth the effort, tears, sweat, and time, if you stick with it and truly believe in the book you've written.
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Where to find Lynnie Purcell online

Twitter: @LynniePurcell

Series

The Dreamer Chronicles

Grey Haven

Price: $2.99 USD.

Deadly Nightshade

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Sleepwalkers

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Nightingale

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The Guardian

The Hunter

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The Keeper

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The Forsaken

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The Elder

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Cursed Trilogy

Craft

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Hex

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Curse

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The Watchers
16-year-old Clare Michaels has always known the truth - that she is the daughter of a fallen angel. That truth has made her life hell. She has spent her entire life running from the children of the fallen. A secret, centuries-old war has divided her kind, and there are only two options if the others find her - join the fight or die. Clare's only ally in her running is her mother, Ellen. They have always hidden in large cities away where they could blend and disappear. So when Ellen decides to move Clare to the tiny town of King's Cross - Ellen's hometown - Clare is skeptical. But King's Cross ends up being more dangerous than even she could imagine. A dark creature is stalking the locals, Clare keeps hearing the thoughts of someone determined to kill her, and a boy in her class named Daniel seems absolutely determined to become her friend. Clare is not certain which of the three is worse. But it is through Daniel's help that Clare is able to understand her angelic heritage, save lives, and come to grips with her destiny as one of the Watchers.

The Watchers

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The Seekers

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The Saints

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The Last

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Books

Nightingale
Series: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,340. Language: American English. Published: April 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Julie Aim knows six things: life is never fair, rules are for people not clever enough to circumvent them, she’s awesome at fighting shades, nothing lasts forever, healing sucks, and she would do absolutely anything for her friends. After six months of training, Tommy returns and is immediately attacked. Julie goes on the warpath to find out who did it, why, and how she can fix it.
The Elder
Series: The Guardian, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180,290. Language: American English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Clare has been possessed by the most powerful angel to walk the earth and fall from heaven. Her body is his to kill, maim, and destroy, and they do plenty of all three. Together, they will set the world on fire. The Elder is the fourth and final book of The Guardian Series.
Curse
Series: Cursed Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,620. Language: American English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A dark curse threatens Ellie and Thane's future. It states that any Cooper or Bumbalow who leaves town after their eighteenth birthday for good will bring sickness and death to the families. But the curse is not their only problem. Witch hunters have descended on town with only one mission in mind: kill all witches. Together, they search for a way to end the curse and stop the witch hunters.
Sleepwalkers
Series: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,140. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Julie Aim knows five things: life is never fair, rules are for people not clever enough to circumvent them, she’s awesome at fighting shades, nothing lasts forever, and healing sucks. Reeling from loss, Julie is interrupted from her training once again when a shade starts taking over people and forcing them into sleepwalking. It’s up to her (again) to make sense of the danger and stop it.
The Forsaken
Series: The Guardian, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,840. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The war with Odette has begun. Cities around the world have fallen and the world as we know it has ended. It is up to Clare to put things right again. Worse still is the threat of a darker evil that lingers over her as she searches for a way to end the war for good. Will she be enough? Can she stop Odette before it is too late? The Forsaken is book three in The Guardian Series
The Keeper
Series: The Guardian, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,190. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Clare has woken up in the desert with no memory of her past and no true direction, beyond the impulse to walk west. With no clue to the trouble circling her, Clare is headed right where Odette wants her. To add to her a problems, an angel keeps trying to kill her, a Watcher named Jasmine wants to control her, and her only clue to understanding the future is to find a city that does not exist.
Hex
Series: Cursed Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,420. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ellie and Thane are finally free, to search out new adventures. It isn't long before they encounter a traveling circus, which takes them in and provides a home when one is desperately needed. But it isn't long before strange craft starts circling and a woman is warning Ellie of a powerful curse that surrounds her family and threatens everything she worked to gain by leaving.
The Hunter
Series: The Guardian, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,370. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Something inhuman is haunting King's Cross; Clare's friends are being chased by unknown Watchers; an angel falls through Clare's roof; and, worse, Clare is plagued by visions of utter darkness. Clare and Daniel must face these dangers and more, as a threat unlike any they have faced circles the future. Clare and Daniel are back for more adventures in the first book of The Guardian Series.
Deadly Nightshade
Series: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,270. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Julie Aim knows four things: life is never fair, rules are for people not clever enough to circumvent them, she’s awesome at fighting shades, and nothing lasts forever. A month after her fight with the dragon, Julie tries to go to a Halloween party only to be inconveniently captured and forced to hunt a shade against her will. She must depend on her friends, and Sully, to save her.
Grey Haven
Series: The Dreamer Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,930. Language: American English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Julie Aim knows three things: life is never fair, rules are for people not clever enough to circumvent them, and she's awesome at fighting shades (demons that possess people via their dreams). When strange attacks begin happening around the school that trains her to fight shades, Grey Haven, Julie is pulled into a plot of betrayal, uncomfortable social encounters, and murder.
Craft
Series: Cursed Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,440. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
15-year-old Ellie Bumbalow has only ever known three things: magic, chores, and bullying from her sisters. She could not imagine a world outside of those things. That is, until she saves the life of a Cooper.She knew the Coopers and Bumbalows were in a magical blood feud as old as the two families. But when she helps the Cooper boy, she finds much more than enemy - she finds love.
The Last
Series: The Watchers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140,260. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The war is over. But the fight with Marcus has just begun. With the help of Daniel, Alex, Reaper, and all of the Saints, Clare fights to stop Marcus before his plans bring darkness to the world forever. But are they enough to stop the growing storm?
The Saints
Series: The Watchers, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,620. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Clare is in trouble. Anna has taken her to Los Angeles to be a new, unwilling recruit in the war between Lorian and Darian. Determined not to be anyone's pawn, her salvation comes in the form of a rebellious group of Watchers called the Saints. Unsure if she can trust them but without any other allies and alone in L.A., Clare is pulled into a world of revenge, spies, traitors, and more.
The Seekers
Series: The Watchers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,420. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Clare, fully aware of the world of half-angels, and still upset over the events in 'The Watchers,' sets out to find why Marcus wanted her blood. Together with Daniel and Alex, she sets out on the adventure of a lifetime...but can they survive the search for answers?
The Watchers
Series: The Watchers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 100,120. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Long aware of her heritage - that she's the daughter of an angel - Clare Michaels meets fellow high school student Daniel Adams and all her carefully laid plans of staying hidden from the people who hunt her kind start to crumble . He may be her clue to the world she has always been afraid to face openly, but is he a danger as well? This is the first book in The Watchers' Series

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