The Crime Writers' Association

Lynda Stacey

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Hi, I’m Lynda

As well as being an author of Romantic Suspense, I’m the Sales Director of a stationery and office furniture company in Doncaster.

During my career, I’ve also been a nurse, and a PADI Scuba Diving Staff Instructor (which is a diving instructor who teaches divers to become instructors themselves)

I began writing when I was very young. At 15, I went to a careers advice officer and told him that I’d like to pursue a career in writing. But being from a mining community, he dismissed my ambition and advised me to take a job in either Boots or BHS.

In 2008, I was involved in a car accident that damaged my shoulders. I couldn’t dive or teach anymore and was left feeling very bored. It was at this time that I began to take writing seriously and found that I naturally steered towards creating stories of suspense / thrillers.

My own life story, along with varied career choices help me create unique characters. I like to give them challenging back stories, and unpredictable plots. And just to make their lives a little more interesting, I normally throw in a murder or two..! xx




Other Awards

In 2013 I was shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award

In 2015 I won the Choc Lit Search for a Star competition with my debut novel, House of Secrets.

In 2016 I was shortlisted for the Elizabeth Goudge Award with a first chapter from Twisted Secrets

In 2018 I was shortlisted with Tell me no Secrets for the ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Award). The winner of this will be announced on 5th May 2018.

Books by Lynda Stacey