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Goodbye 2017

As the night falls here in Illinois, I'm thinking about what this year brought to me and the lessons I learned. Lesson 1- You gotta have friends... (Yep, you're singing along with me now, aren't you?) I've had the joy of reconnecting with old friends this year along with keeping connected with friends who are no longer in my daily universe. I have several local writer friends I make sure I spend time with frequently, typically over a meal. I've learned a lot from these connections about life and my chosen profession. Lesson 2 - Families are forever Good or bad, your family is part of you. I may not reach out enough, but I'm trying to keep those connections solid. Lesson 3 - If it's going to

Seasons Greetings...

A Visit from St. Nicholas... 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there... --Clement Clark Moore Happy holidays, Lynn #Goals #memories #family #LynnCollins #LynnCahoon

Ending 2017 with a bang

As I review my 2017 posts, I see I talked a lot about work life balance and being so busy I wanted to take off by myself in the desert. Not good. So next year, I'm going to change some of that. I'm still on a writing schedule that should be a full time job but I'm also still at the day job. I have contracts to fulfill. But I also want to be able to breath. I'm cutting down my travel schedule for a year. I'll be going to fewer conferences and more reader events. And I'm going to continue my new tradition of doing one JUST FOR LYNN thing during my travel time. It's a reward system that seemed to work. I'm going to continue to develop relationships and network with other authors in my genre or


OF MURDER AND MEN released last week and has been getting some great reviews from the cozy reader world. Linda Langford from Chatting About Cozies said - "I love the Cat Latimer writer’s retreat mystery series. Book 3 is excellent!" Dru from Dru's Book Musing - "It's the best one in the series..." Cozy Mystery Book Reviews said - "Of Murder and Men is my FAVORITE book so far in this series !!" Cozy Up with Kathy said - "OF MURDER AND MEN is a well balanced novel combining dual mysteries with a touch of romance amid an intriguing backdrop." Thanks to everyone who bought, read, and/or reviewed OF MURDER AND MEN. I love my new Aspen Hills gang and I'm really glad you do as well. Thankfully, Lyn

Release week - OF MURDER AND MEN

Yes, its time for the third installment in the Cat Latimer series, OF MURDER AND MEN. Want a taste? Here's an excerpt. Buy a copy at your favorite digital and physical book store. Check out more here. Trust. It was a hard word to put into practice. Especially when you applied it to humans, who—with the little thing called free will—didn’t seem to worry about breaking promises. Cat Latimer sank into the leather chair her ex-husband—well, now deceased ex-husband—Michael had purchased through an online estate sale. The soft leather chair had been advertised as part of Tom Clancy’s writing office. She had a feeling that, at the price Michael had paid for the item, it probably was just an old c

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