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Romancing September Across the World – Day 8 – E. L. Lindley

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Good morning everyone! I want to welcome you to the 2nd part of Day 8 of the 3rd Annual Romancing September Across the World Blog Tour. If you haven’t checked out Rosie’s post from earlier, then go by https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ and get caught up.

Now on to today’s featured author, E. L. Lindley

Here’s the question I asked:

What has been the biggest inspiration for your writing?

Without a doubt the biggest inspiration for my writing has been reading. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to read. The local library was my second home as a child and I can still remember the sheer joy of being given access to places and people that were not a part of my everyday life. Reading, I’m certain, gave me the impetus to travel and meet people. That’s why it makes me so sad that reading is on the decline amongst young people. I work in schools and I meet so many teenagers who have never read a book and I think this is reflected in their lack of aspirations and perhaps more importantly lack of empathy. It seems to me no coincidence that, as people read less; our society seems to become less tolerant and more prone to violence. Schools in the UK are not allowed time on the curriculum to invest in reading as everything is so exam driven and this to me is where everything has gone wrong. Literacy and emotional skills are so poor that people can’t communicate with each other effectively. Reading for pleasure is seen as a waste of time, when in fact it enriches our lives inestimably. I like nothing better than to lose myself in someone else’s story and I particularly like stories that are part of a series. I suspect this is because it really does start to feel like there is this whole alternate world that you can immerse yourself in. That’s what I aim for in my own writing. If I can draw someone in and keep their mind off the stresses and strains of their own life for a couple of hours then, for me that’s a job well done.

Here’s a little bit about today’s author:

E.L. Lindley

E.L. Lindley is an indie writer and general lover of books in all of their forms. She has written numerous contemporary novels, including the Georgie Connelly series as well as standalone novels. When she is not writing, she is devouring the works of other writers and is delighted by how indie publishing has thrown open the world of publishing. She sees it as a win win situation, allowing writers to publish their work, whilst providing readers with a richer and more varied choice.
Lindley has always loved writing but produced her first full length novel, Business As Usual, when she decided to move on from her career as an English teacher. She now supplements her writing by working on a free-lance basis. This also affords her time to travel and she has been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively throughout the world, using her experiences as a source of inspiration for her writing.
She currently resides in Sheffield in the UK but has lived and worked in many places including, London, Oxford, Southampton, Cheltenham and Brighton. She also studied for a couple of years at the University of Arlington in Texas and has consequently made many extended trips to the USA to visit and stay with friends. Her novels reflect this and tend to incorporate both sides of the Atlantic.
Lindley writes in a style which is both light-hearted and fun but with serious undertones, often tackling gritty subjects. In all of her novels, the characters reflect her belief in humanity and the fact that the human spirit will always prevail, regardless of the situation. Lindley’s primary goal is to entertain people but she is happy to take any response that she can get.

twitter  @LindleyE

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/EL-Lindley/205011402903349

I also have a blog  http://www.lindleyblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

And a review blog  http://www.lindleyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

I’m usually to be found pottering around at one of these places.

Todays featured book is “Blood Money “. If you haven’t checked out the her book, then here’s a little about it and where to find it.

Blood Money

 Book Description

One phone call changes Georgie Connelly’s life forever when her mother reveals a secret that leads to the pair of them heading to London. They’re accompanied by Georgie’s lover James Finn but it soon becomes clear that the situation is more dangerous than any of them could have anticipated and they’re forced to call on their friends for help. Reeling from the shock of discovering that her father may not have been the man she thought he was, Georgie inadvertently finds herself falling foul of the Triad. The more she digs, the uglier the truth becomes but Georgie has invested too much to turn back. Will putting the past to rest help her to see the future more clearly?

 

Buying links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Money-Georgie-Connelly-Stories-ebook/dp/B013F3AO9A/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1439139417&sr=1-1&keywords=e.l.lindley

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Money-Georgie-Connelly-Stories-ebook/dp/B013F3AO9A/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439139480&sr=1-1

I hope you enjoyed it! Keep watching for more great authors all month and don’t forget to go by Rosie’s post at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/… Let’s make it another awesome tour for 2015!

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Author: stephaniehurt

Stephanie Payne Hurt has been writing stories since she was a teenager, but only started publishing her work in 2012, 30 years later. The romance genre drew her in at an early age. Since 2012 she's published over 15 Romance novels/novellas. Stephanie is a busy lady. She's a Children's Minister, Accountant, wife and mother along with a blogger and writer, along with starting a publishing service called Horseshoe Publishing alongside her publisher. It's been an exciting ride and she looks forward to what the future holds for her writing. Currently she writes romance ranging from Christian, Contemporary, Suspense and Cowboy. Her work is available at many online retailers, on her website and in a bookstore in Zebulon, Georgia near her home. Come by and visit her at http://www.stephaniehurtauthor.com/ and subscribe to get updates and release dates, also her monthly newsletter! Don't forget to join her Street Team for all the new updates and to get free chapters of upcoming books and lots of other prizes.

3 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 8 – E. L. Lindley

  1. Georgie Connelly is a fun character in this book series.

  2. I agree with everything you said about reading, E.L. Nothing takes the place of a good book!

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