Paranormal Romance, Historical Fiction
Lynn Maples dreamed of being a cartoonist like his hero Walt Disney. He was fascinated with how simple lines on a page could tell a story. Little did he know that his love of animation and storytelling would take a career change with one simple 200 word short story writing assignment in 8th grade as part of a weekend homework assignment. The following Monday, he turned in a 20-page story (which raised the eyebrows of his teacher and classmates) about a small town country boy stationed on the USS Arizona on the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and his sweetheart receiving a letter from him while listening about the attack on the radio.
He was hooked. He wrote his first novel the next year -- a children's adventure story -- and put aside his second novel "Deceiving Darkness" until life could allow him to spend time writing for pleasure instead of for work. He has spent the past three decades working as an award-winning journalist and marketing professional.
Writing is his escape from the daily grind of web copy, marketing campaigns and the 9-to-5 hustle. Thanks to Malice in Memphis, he has once again picked up writing his paranormal romance novel conceived 25 years ago in college and has outlined several other novels thanks to the characters demanding that their stories be told and Malice members encouraging him that it can be done.