<![CDATA[Lynnie Purcell - Home]]>Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:42:28 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Jessica Jones - TV Review]]>Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:30:51 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/jessica-jones-tv-reviewHi, friends!

Just a little post to let you know that I wrote a TV review for Just About Write on the incredible Jessica Jones' pilot. I'll be reviewing the entire run and will post the links here as they are available. I love the show, and I'm really excited to talk about it! If you like what I have to say, drop me a line either here or on that site. Thanks for reading!

<![CDATA[Social Media]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:17:39 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/social-mediaFriends!

This is just to let you know that I am currently on Twitter a lot. I just find it easier to have conversations and use. I will, of course, answer all mail sent to me, as I love everything you guys send, but if you want a quick response, or even a conversation, come over and say hi on Twitter. I'm there a lot, and I like it way more than some of my other platforms. I update more frequently as well. You can ask me anything. I won't bite.

Well, maybe a little.

As always, thanks for reading my books. (Working on sequel to the Assassins still.) I hope to have more book updates for you soon! I love you, and happy weekend!


<![CDATA[Paris]]>Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:14:17 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/parisMy heart is in Paris tonight.

I'm thinking of everyone affected by the attacks and the heartbreak of so much violence perpetuated on the people of Paris. It is resonating across the world...but so is the good. There are so many people opening their doors, their hearts, and their minds to the people lost in the city. Thank you so much for doing what you can. The love I've seen and the outpouring of compassion is why I have the faith I do in my fellow human beings. For as much hate there is, there is triple the love. Always. No force on earth can compete with such goodness. Thank you so, so much.

This blog post isn't much beyond to let you know that my heart pours out to all of you affected. To any French fans of mine: I love you, I'm here, and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts in the days to come.

​For now, I sign off with love.
<![CDATA[An Interview With Tara Subkoff]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:43:05 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/an-interview-with-tara-subkoffHowdy, friends!

​So, as many as you know I've been contributing stories over at Just About Write. It's great in that I have an outlet to talk about the movies and television shows that I'm passionate about and inspired by, as well as the ladies over there being outspoken, genuine, tough, and full of love. Last Friday, I was able to talk to actress, designer, artist, writer, and director, Tara Subkoff, in my first interview ever. Her movie #Horror is set to be released Nov 20th, and she sat down to talk with me about it and about women taking back their voices in film. I'm really excited about it, love the conversation I had with her, and I hope you can take a moment to read the article.

I hope all of your Tuesdays are magical and full of unicorns!]]>
<![CDATA[Free STuff]]>Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:55:19 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/free-stuffHey, friends!

How are you? Did you survive Monday intact? I certainly hope so! My body decided to punch me in the stomach repeatedly in what appears to be some sort of cold. Apparently nephews are better than petri dishes in cultivating diseases. Yuck.

The point of this post, however, is to let you guys know that Grey Haven and Craft are sitting pretty as free at all the usual places. Can't put it as free on Amazon, but I think they have a price match thing if you want to complain to them about it. That's what happened to get The Watchers as free. So go download, be merry, and enjoy your November with all the witchcraft and demon hunting you can stand!

P.S. I love you.]]>
<![CDATA[About Those Watchers]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:22:02 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/about-those-watchersFriends!

Happy Monday! Aren't Mondays the best? No? Yeah, I agree. But! I thought I might take the time to answer a couple questions about the Watchers while I have you here. These are questions that I've gotten a lot and thought you might be interested to have answered:

1: Why does Clare still rely on the others to see the future and go invisible etc?

The answer to that is because that while Clare is super powerful and bad ass in all things, she's also better at certain talents than others. Turning invisible isn't as easy to her as walking in the place in-between or using fire. Those two are like breathing for her, natural. They are instinctual.

She relies on the others for turning invisible or creating illusions also when she needs to focus on other things. It's difficult to banter, kick ass, and have a hundred abilities going at once. Clare's true talent, I suppose, is mimicry. She sees, she mimics, she creates snowmen with snow powers she got while being locked in a palace. No, wait, that isn't right...

Relying on her friends to help her is another strength that Clare has. She trusts the people in her circle - because they are all talented, smart, and extremely capable. Plus, isn't it kind of polite to defer to the Watcher who has been doing the power for longer? Isn't that in the Watcher Handbook? I think I read it there.

2: Do Clare and Daniel have children?

They do. Eventually. They're immortal, people. They have time. I didn't want to end the series with Clare having kids. It just wasn't the place she was in at all. She was weighted, darkened, and she needs to recover emotionally from the trauma she experienced that found its way into her heart before she thinks about popping out super babies. Psychological trauma needs to be faced and worked through, not ignored. Clare will get there, but it takes time.

3: Twitch!

I know. I'm sorry. I have headcannon about him, but I don't know if I should share. I still miss him.

4: Are you going to write more stories about Clare?

The answer at this point is no. I think that Clare deserves fruity drinks with umbrellas in them, a warm beach, and a long vacation. Knowing her, it would last exactly a day before things went to hell, but she deserves it all the same. If I wrote anything with the crew, it would focus on Spider as the protagonist. This does not mean I have books planned or anything written. It just means that I think Clare needs a break and Spider has a sassy streak that speaks to my soul.

5: Are the books going to be movies?

I would love this. I would love a TV show on the CW even more. If you guys can find a way to convince a producer/writer/awesome person to advocate to get it on the CW, I am one hundred percent game. I just don't happen to know anyone at this point in time. I also don't know if there would sincerely be an interest. Smarter people than I crunch data and numbers, and I'm certain my books don't cut their criteria.

I am super grateful that you guys have a thirst, though. It makes me so happy. I wish I could give you all the movies and TV shows in return for the love you send my way. I really do.

6: What happens with Alex and Reaper?

What doesn't happen with Alex and Reaper?
Those are the main ones I can think of right now. Feel free to let me know if you have others in the comments section and I'll try to post the answers. Or come hit me up on Twitter @lynniepurcell. That's where I'm around to chat most days. As always, you can also find me on Facebook, gmail lynnie.purcell@gmail(dot)com, and on the contact form I have on my About Page.

This is has been a brief interlude for Watchers news. You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming.
<![CDATA[I'm Not Dead]]>Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:46:45 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/im-not-dead(Yet.)

How are you guys? Have you missed me? How was breakfast? Yummy?

I have to confess that I haven't been getting as much writing done lately. Isn't it weird how life kinda sneaks up and karate chops you right when you are least expecting it? Did I say weird? I meant exhausting. Either way, I haven't been the good little author that I've wanted to be recently. That being said, I have lots of plans, lots of stories to share, and will definitely still be doing what I love the most with the people I love the most. (Seriously, you guys are awesome.)

For the purpose of transparency, and because I hate when authors act like what they're doing is a state secret, I'm gonna let you know what I have planned.

The first thing I'm up to is trying to invest in a business. That's fun and exciting - on top of stressful. I don't know if it'll work out, but, yay for new opportunities! The second thing is that I am trying my darndest to get Redemption, the sequel to the assassin book, Revelations, edited. It is so close to being done I can taste it. Well, not literally, because it's a virtual book and that's pretty hard to taste. I suppose I could taste my laptop, but laptop licking is frowned upon in all countries around the world.

I am currently also knee-deep in the sequel to Controllers. This is where I've really failed you guys, because I've put it on the back-burner a bit to take care of the other crazy stuff going on in my life. I hate this fact so much, but it is still in my head, and it is still being written, just slowly. I have to push the expected drop date to sometime early next year.

I also want to let those of you who are fans of Julie Aim know that I am not abandoning my favorite shade killer. She is near and dear to my heart always. There are several more books planned in her series, and I have the next book completely mapped out. It will be written after the sequel to Controllers. I'm sorry if this feels like a long amount of time for you, but I promise to make the story as beautiful, tragic, romantic, and scary as possible. This is my solemn oath. I signed a contract in blood and everything.

I've also been doing some article writing and trying to get some production ideas off the ground. I love being busy, but I feel a little overwhelmed. Thus, my blogging, Facebooking, and other social media things have taken a hit.

I do still love you, though. You my heart races with joy every single time I think of you. I'll see you again soon. Promise. And, as always, thanks for reading my stories.]]>
<![CDATA[Etsy´╗┐]]>Mon, 05 Oct 2015 23:50:27 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/etsyThe first four books in The Watchers Series are now available for sale on Etsy! The other books will be coming along in the coming weeks, but these are currently up for your reading pleasure. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you there! (Let me know how it works out. It's a total experiment, and I love to know what works and what doesn't.)

You guys are heroes. Link below!

<![CDATA[Hunger]]>Sun, 27 Sep 2015 02:05:08 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/hungerI grew up hungry.

There are people who jokingly say, “I’m too poor for that.” Then there are people who never have to say those words. It is simply known. It is in every single second they breathe. I was the latter.

Hunger is unlike anything you will ever experience. It’s not the gentle throb of a raging belly that most people feel before they find their reprieve. It is in long days of wondering where your next meal will come from; it’s in knowing that you will have food at the beginning of the month but not necessarily at the end. It is in lethargy, a drawn-out ache that never entirely fades, anxiety over where your next meal will come from, and a general unhealthiness that reaches out to the future in varying and far-reaching ways.

I have anxiety now when I sit down to eat. Surrounded by my husband, I feel safe; out in public, I panic. The food overwhelms me. I still think that it’s not for me; that it will be snatched away. I hover somewhere between eating too fast and nausea. The hunger has never really left me.

The misconception of the United States is that there is food for everyone, and that the people without means can get government assistance simply. While there are many great programs out there, the aid does not go to everyone, even those that need it the most. At school, I didn’t realize that lunches were potentially free. No one told me. I never knew. I skipped breakfast. I skipped lunch. Dinner was sometimes it for me, if that. And the food I did get was usually the cheapest, most unhealthy crap imaginable. There were no fruits or vegetables. I can’t eat Ramen Noodles to this day. McDonalds freaks me out. I can’t do it. These are the options available to kids in poor households. There is another misconception that a bigger kid is not hungry. My brother was big. He was still hungry. The optional easily available to poor people have no nutritional value, save for the protein, but they are better than nothing. If it’s a choice between cheap crap and not eating, you eat. Always.

Trust me.

Poor nutrition, inaccessibility to resources, and basic miscommunication can be conquered. We have options. We have means. We can do this. We can reach kids in need of a good meal. We can educate and take our resources and apply them in meaningful ways towards change.

I grew up hungry, but maybe someone else doesn’t have to. Let’s be part of a solution. I know we can. We’re so strong and capable. United we can do anything.

Thanks for listening to this ramble. I had a thought I had to get off my chest, and I appreciate you following it through to the end. I’ve posted resources for you below. Take a minute to check it out. Next time you see someone who looks hungry give them the gift of food. If you can’t afford any more than you have, the gift of time is equally important - volunteer at a food bank, shelter, or whatever is in your area and just be there. It matters so, so much.


<![CDATA[I've Been Up and Down This Highway...]]>Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:23:20 GMThttp://www.lynniepurcell.com/home/ive-been-up-and-down-this-highwayI'm not dead, ducklings! I swear! Been busy trying to shape, mold, and gently curse my life into a place that is best for all. Well all know that cursing fixes everything, right? It seems to be helping. I'll let you know when I get things worked out.

I have seen so many wonderful things on this trip I am on. The rolling hills of Oregon are something out of Lord of the Rings and well worth visiting - the smoke-filled haze of Sacramento as the landscape burns is dramatic and slightly terrifying. The beauty of the Columbia river as it winds past rocky shores, with volcanoes looming in the distance, is illuminating and a moment trapped in my memories forever. The Pacific as it laps against the beach in California and the vastness of Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico are peaceful, humbling, and overwhelming. This country of ours is amazing; the people are even better. I have met so many extraordinary human beings, defined by their inner-beauty and willingness to live in kindness and love.

Unless they're in a car. Then they hate you and want to kill you, apparently. Driving is a defense sport and I have never noticed it more than spending hours on the road fighting through traffic. Could we all just agree that driving politely is the best way not to get charged with vehicular homicide and let it go at that? Aggression is for hockey games and trying to open pickle jars.

I'm currently nearing the end of yet another edit to Redemption, the next book in The Assassin Trilogy. It needs to go back out to the editor, then come back to me, then it'll be ready. I'm thinking an October release at this point. I will keep you guys updated and let you know when I have a date set.

Go out and explore this world, friends! It's well worth it!]]>