After a lifetime of editing, Lynn Sly is at last publishing her own books and plays. Nothing but trees and puppies grow in her garden and anything she earns from her books goes to support a stable of increasingly geriatric horses. She and her family live in Irene, South Africa.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Natal and went to High School and University in the Eastern Cape. No-one could fail to be influenced by life in South Africa during the sixties and seventies.
What else have you published?
I have only published two books so far -- "Hillary's Angel" with Rosedog and "Upside Down" with Smashwords. My most recent playscript "The Man who invented Las Vegas" (based on the book of the same name by Willie Wilkerson) is available on my blogsite for any interested amateur companies and I have other unpublished scripts available on request.
In a small town, everyone knows everyone else's business. Or do they? In Tamboekiesfontein, perhaps only the local doctor knows the real truth, and he is guarding a very personal secret of his own. As the country staggers through a border war and liberation struggle, so the people of Tamboekiesfontein are caught up in the tumultuous events that create the new South Africa.