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About Me

My debut novel, The Wacky Man, won the 2015 Luke Bitmead Bursary Award and is published by Legend Press. I am currently working on my 2nd novel. I also write articles, short stories, blog posts and, on occasion, songs and academic articles.

When I’m not at work or writing, I’m reading, singing, watching world cinema, or attempting to improve my Tibetan language skills (currently dreadful).

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My Soundcloud profile https://soundcloud.com/lynfarrell

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CORINNA J Flight
March 11th, 2018 at 10:49 am

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your article in MsLexia. I have a turbulent history, and your point of view really resonated with me. I’m familiar with lots of the titles you mentioned, but it’s given me some new books to add to my reading list – including yours! Thanks, Corinna Flight

Lyn G Farrell
November 22nd, 2018 at 4:14 pm

Dear Corinna – thanks so much for taking the time to write a comment and I’m grateful to know that the article reflects experiences beyond my own. I really, passionately believe that ‘misery lit’ is a title that we should abandon, and that we should realise the worth of books that write about difficult topics. There are some brilliant novels and memoirs out there and I hope you find them to be as inspiring, and healing, as I did.
Take care and many thanks
Lyn

Lyn G Farrell
November 22nd, 2018 at 4:48 pm

ps, apologies for my very late reply. I’ve had some chaotic months involving job changes, con men and ensuing fights to get to court. I’m not usually so tardy and can only apologise for the delay.

Sioban Moore
March 16th, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Hello Lyn. Thank you so much for your inspiring artlicle on ‘misery lit’ that I’ve read with great interest (and much nodding of head!) in this months edition of ‘mslexia’.
I’ve ordered a copy of The Wacky Man and look forward to reading it.
I’ve written a memoir (too pretentious to describe it as a ‘book’ I think) about being a carer for my husband when he had cancer. Sadly, he did not survive but there is much humour in what I have written as we loved to laugh together. After numerous attempts to interest literary agents, the m/s reclines in a plastic bag in the kitchen cupboard (just above my head as I type this to you!).
I realise it may remain unread forever, but feel there is an achievement in having written it. I hoped it would help other carers as it is written from that perspective. And this remains my endeavour. Any advice you feel you could offer would be really welcome. Many thanks and best wishes. Siobán (Moore)

Lyn G Farrell
November 22nd, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Hi Sioban – thanks so much for your comments on my article, it’s always so fantastic to hear from people who are inspired – because our voices are not often heard (please note the print version has inaccuracies due to technical hitches, so the online version is the best one!). I am a passionate believer in different voices being read and it is an ongoing battle to get our voices heard. I will email you separately regarding advice (the little I’ve gleaned since writing my book – it took ten years as I was learning as I went).
Take care and thanks once more.
Lyn

Lyn G Farrell
November 22nd, 2018 at 4:17 pm

ps, apologies for my very late reply. I’ve had some chaotic months involving job changes, con men and ensuing fights to get to court. I’m not usually so tardy and can only apologise for the delay.

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