Lynette Hall Hampton was born in the rural community of Millers Creek in Wilkes County North Carolina. She moved to Winston-Salem when she was 10. Both her parents were avid readers and passed the love of the written word on to her. She grew up reading Bible stories, comic books, Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and an endless supply of fairy tales. In the third grade Lynette decided she was going to be a writer. On the road to publication, Lynette has worked as a secretary, a real estate salesperson, a customer service rep and a Human resources manager for a manufacturing company. Her first book, which has recently been re-released by Alabaster Books, was FUN WITH THE BIBLE. It was followed by two other children's books. She has taught writing classes and her book, WRITER TO WRITER, the writing book I wish I'd had 20 years ago, is based on one of those classes. She also writes a mystery series for Silver Dagger Mysteries. The first in this series, JILTED BY DEATH was nominated in 2004 for the Sir Walter Raleigh Award given by the Historical and Literary Association of NC. Lynette has one daughter who is married and is the mother of two children. Lynette says her main hobby is spoiling her 9 year old grandson, Trent and her 3 year old granddaughter, Blaire. Lynette and her cat, Jefferson live in Kernersville, NC where they are working on her next novel.
A thunderous explosion in the graveyard made us all jump and several people scream. The air in the southeast corner of the cemetery was immediately filled with dust debris and chunks of granite tombstone. Thus begins the newest adventure of Reverend Willa Hinshaw the Assistant Minister at First United Methodist Church in Liverpool NC. Did Elva Kingfield have a bomb in the flowers that she placed on her husband's grave only minutes before the explosion? Is Leo Kingfield's ghost really visiting Elva as she claims it is? By befriending Elva is Reverend Willa placing her own life in jeopardy? And of course the question that was raised in Lynette Hall Hampton's first novel JILTED BY DEATH will the romance between Willa and the Baptist preacher Trent Freeman come to a satisfying end? In ECHOES OF MERCY Lynette Hall Hampton reaches out into the town of Liverpool to introduce the reader to several new characters while bringing back many that we know from her first novel.
Duo Of Opposites Once na've Amy Cunningham leaves her childhood home there is no turning back, not even after she is involved in an accident that robs her of everything she owns. Still fighting the demons of her past she is rescued by mysterious Jason Broughton who is touring the country on his Harley-Davidson. They both expect to separate as soon as a doctor is found to treat her wounds but when the angry doctor sees her injuries as a crime they are forced to flee for their lives. Unforeseen dangers and circumstances keep throwing the unlikely twosome together. As their conflicting personalities surface it leads the reader to wonder if this pair of opposites can ever become a duo.
WRITER TO WRITER (The writing book I wish I'd had 20 years ago) is a book that gives sage advice to the seasoned as well as the beginning writer. One reading is not enough to grasp the impact that this book can have on a newbie's writing career. It touches on all aspects of writing and of the feelings that a fledging writer goes through. The easy to read short chapters give encouragement stimulation and a feeling that you don't have to be alone as a writer. As the author takes the reader through the events that led to her publication one gets the sense that they can do it too.
FUN WITH THE BIBLE is a challenging activity book that teaches Bible history as one matches wits with the puzzles word-find games and other thought provoking activities. It is not intended that the book make a person feel they know all about the Bible but it will give them some basic knowledge about the characters and events that the Bible contains. Though the book is written for young adults anyone from eight to eighty will enjoy this stimulating book and will have fun with the Bible.
Joseph M Knight