Hello there, I’m Lyn Thurman.
I’m a published author, blogger, writer, spiritual seeker, magic maker, photographer, occasional artist, and full time inner goddess unleasher.
My writing experience spans both print and digital. I worked as a website editor for local government, a freelance writer & editor, a magazine editor, long-term blogger, and entrepreneur (I’ve been self employed since 2007).
I’ve self published books, written for and have been featured in magazines, and I have a book contract with O-Books (my book The Inner Goddess Revolution is released spring 2015).
Along the way, you might have:
- Seen my published articles in ezines and print magazines.
- Stalked my blog from time to time. I’ve been blogging since 2006.
- Noticed me as a guest writer on other people’s blogs.
- Read a copy of the Soul Path Magazine, I am co-founder and editor-in-chief.
- Hired me to write for you or edit your copy.
- Been edited by me. I worked as a freelance news and content editor for almost three years.
- Picked up a copy of my self published mini-books on Amazon.
- Seen me in the book Wild And Precious: A Guide To Loving Yourself, Following Your Bliss And Changing The World
- Worked through the monthly Inner Goddess Light workbooks, written by me, at my Inner Goddess Circle.
- Joined in with my Write the Wisdom of Your Soul writing challenge.
I have an addiction to the written word.
My earliest memories are of being in a library and as a child I brought back notebooks as souvenirs from travels. I preferred paper over tourist-trap trinkets.
During turbulent teenage years, libraries were my sanctuary and books my companions. Any place where books gather is a sacred spot.
My home bulges at the seams as it attempts to stop the books, notebooks, pens, paper, and miscellaneous stationery from spilling into the street.
I cannot imagine a world where I don’t read and I don’t write.
I tried it once.
For many years I left my books to fester in a dark, dusty attic. I was trying to fit into a world of TV and football and pubs and gym workouts.
I felt lost.
You see, just as I have writing and books twisted in my DNA, I also carry a strand of spirituality and molecules of mysticism.
Books, writing, beliefs, magic, mystery, spirit…..they are in my make-up, genetic not cosmetic, and for me to feel alive, I need them all.
When I boxed up my books, I locked up my soul.
Today, I write.
I’m in the flow of the universe when I have a pen in my hand and words are flowing through me.
I’m a priestess of the pen and a storyteller of the spirit.
I believe we can connect and heal through heartfelt words and sharing our soul stories.
For someone who has a passion for writing, I’ve taken a scenic path to reach my soul’s calling.
I didn’t listen to my pen-wielding inner goddess, nor my intuition in general, so I headed off to a world of IT and government.
I had dreams of writing while locked away in a cubicle, and in some ways they were fulfilled as I wrote guides on how to use word processing and spreadsheet software. I also wrote code.
It wasn’t quite what I had in mind.
As I said, my route to writer-hood has been anything but direct. I didn’t study for an English degree, nor did I venture into a writing career when I leapt into the job world. I knew I wanted to write but I lost my confidence because I was convinced I needed the degree I didn’t have.
I took a lot of twists and turns to get here.
Just to prove if you let passion and spirit guide you, you can achieve your dreams (even without an English degree): My first full manuscript was snapped up by OBooks and The Inner Goddess Revolution is released March 2015.
13 things about me
I’ve been tied to a maypole and had Morris dancers shake their sticks at me (and I’ve stood in the middle of a crop circle – but not with Morris dancers).
I swam a mile non-stop.
My very first ambition was to be a nurse. I’d like to tell you it was to help people but my reason was to walk along corridors, preferably with a clip board, and look important.
I bought my first camera when I was eleven. It was a disk camera, which at the time was a bold move away from 35mm films. It didn’t catch on (you’ve probably never heard of it). I still love taking photos.
I gave birth to my daughter at home, totally naturally, with the help of a wonderful midwife. A few hours later, I took her for her first adventure to pick my sons up from school.
I’m a qualified manicurist & nail technician. I bit my nails for most of my life and I hate nail extensions.
I met my husband through an online tarot reading.
I travelled to Greece by myself when I was 14 to stay with my pen friend that I met when I was nine.
I went through a period of having prophetic dreams about plane crashes and train wrecks. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen anymore.
I’ve worked in France and attended school in Austria.
Buck Rogers was my first pretend boyfriend (not that I’ve made a habit of having pretend boyfriends).
I’ve recently developed a love of olives and, this is absolutely true, I think I prefer them to chocolate.
My sun sign is Pisces, my moon is in Cancer, and I have Aquarius rising.
You can…. find me over at Facebook
You can…. say hello and send me an email.
You can…. join me at the Inner Goddess Circle. It’s full of sacred Goddess goodness and wonderful women who want more from life.
You can…. grab a cup of coffee (or tea or whatever takes your fancy) and read my blog.