Monday, April 11, 2016

Debut Psychological Thriller Author S. E. Lynes Signs to #Authorpower Publisher Blackbird For Summer Release

S. E. Lynes

Blackbird Digital Books' major summer release is a hauntingly intelligent psychological thriller debut VALENTINA by S. E. Lynes. The cover designer is confirmed as Robert M Ball. Robert's clients include HBO (where he designed graphics for Game Of Thrones), Disney, ESPN, Sony, Wired and Conde Nast.

Creative writing teacher S. E. Lynes was discovered after attending a talk about the different ways of publishing hosted by #authorpower publisher Blackbird Digital Books at Richmond Adult Community College in SW London. She sent in the first chapter and a synopsis of VALENTINA which was picked up immediately:

"As soon as I started reading it, I knew that I was in possession of something truly unique," says Blackbird's Commissioning Editor Rosalie Love. "Something I couldn't put down until I'd reached the final page. If you loved Gone Girl and The Girl On The Train, then Valentina is set to become your next addiction."

After graduating from Leeds University, S. E. Lynes lived in London for a couple of years before moving to Aberdeen to be with her husband. In Aberdeen, she worked as a Radio Producer at the BBC before moving with her husband and two young children to Rome. There, she began to write while her children attended nursery. After the birth of her third child and upon her return to the UK, she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. She now combines writing with teaching creative writing at Richmond Adult Community College and bringing up her three children.  She lives in Teddington, SW London.

With 3 authors in the finals of the 2015/16 People's Book Prize, Blackbird Digital Books will be on the panel of two London Book Fair seminars:

Tues 12th April - Industry spotlight - independent publishers. Is the future hybrid? 12.45, Author HQ
Thurs 14th April - Book Prizes For New Writers 09.45, Author HQ

See the work of  Robert M Ball.

More about Blackbird Digital Books, the #authorpower publisher.

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