Author Review - Lyn Traill
We had the privilege of asking Lyn about her work.
What was the turning point for you to put pen to paper and start writing?
I have always loved writing and have had a number of educational and children’s books published. I wrote my life story over fifteen years ago, but when my publisher read it she cried and I realised that I had written as a victim. I put the whole script into the bin and vowed I would never write again until I was out of victimhood. I worked hard and long at achieving this goal and when I met and married the lovely Mick Hadley, I eventually succeeded in believing that I was no longer a victim. He encouraged me to write again and include the strategies that had helped me so much.
Describe your writing style in ten words or less?
Authentic, easy to read, open, dealing with real issues sprinkled with humour.
What is the main message of “Sizzling at Seventy” you want the readers to grasp?
Mainly that it is never too late to find your ‘fabulous’. It is about finding purpose, fulfilment and never giving up.
What phrase in "Sizzling at Seventy” are you most proud of?
I wonder what I will be doing at eighty? (Sorry not really a phrase) I do love the quote I put in from the Dalai Llama: “So often we cause our own suffering by refusing to relinquish the past.”
Which area of getting your book to market has been your biggest challenge, the writing, the production or the promotion?
I enjoyed the writing and although the production had its difficulties – an exacting editor who was a very hard task master, a company that turned out to be more expensive than first thought – it actually went quite smoothly but the marketing/ promotion has been by far the most difficult part which gets me way out of my comfort zone. I do sell books when I speak and I am beginning to get more traction from my web site.