Lydia Crane is a freelancing Jill-of-all-trades, but above all, she enjoys crafting a good story. You can easily find Lydia locked in her office, eagerly drumming away at a keyboard while everyone else is out doing normal things. If you press your ear to the door of her writing room, you might even hear the dreadful cry of excessive adverbs, desperately clinging to life as she slices them from her latest manuscript. An easier way of finding Lydia is simply by sending her a message or following her on Facebook and Twitter.
She also feels very awkward when writing about herself in third-person, so that’s going to stop now.
In all seriousness, my writing journey began at around age ten when I got my first typewriter as a gift in the early 1990’s. Since then, I’ve devoted about twenty years to the craft for both leisure and work, with over a decade of that time spent writing freelance web content. It feels like I’ve been writing for a lifetime and depending on your age, that may be true.
I’m a do-it-yourself type, so in 2015 I wrote and self-published my first non-fiction work under a pen name. The most important thing I discovered during that year was that I had what it takes to be a full-time writer. In 2016, I finally answered the request of a few imaginary characters by plotting a fiction series to tell their stories. My first fiction book, Capturing the Stowaway, was released in the Spring of 2017 and the second books in this series will be released in August.
When I’m not writing, I enjoy introverted things like compulsive reading, online gaming and hosting low-key hangouts at my place with friends and family. My favorite indulgences include ultra-light beer, pinning recipes I’ll never cook, and owning far too many pairs of those buttery leggings. As a priority, I try to keep a small garden alive in the scorching desert of Arizona along with a few home-schooled kids, a husband, a husky and a handful of housecats. Now say that, five times, fast.
If you enjoy my writing, message me and ask for an invite to my brand-new, secret reader group on Facebook. We talk about books there and may or may not have cookies.
If you want to know more, check out a few of my blog posts where I go deeper: