Lynette Brasfield is the author of NATURE LESSONS: A NOVEL (St. Martin’s Press, NY, 2004), and is currently finishing a literary mystery entitled A CONFUSION OF STARS.
Please visit the Novels page for information about Lynette's novels.
Following are samples of Lynette's writing which have been published in Orange Coast Magazine.
Renaissance on the River: The "New" New Orleans
After three days in this city of contrasts, this glorious gumbo of cultures, I have come expect the unexpected: first of all, how intact the city itself is, despite Hurricane Katrina. The French Quarter, where the Hotel Monteleone is located, is as vibrant as ever, symphonic with jazz musicians who paint the air purple and gold and green with the Mardi Gras sounds of trombone and trumpet and sax. The Garden District is as grand, the live oaks as beautifully twisty-branched and befoliaged as before. Read "Renaissance on the River: The 'New' New Orleans".
What's Your Story? (or the Making of a Memoir)
Successful Orange County writers explain how they turned their memories into published memoirs, and how you might do the same. Read "What's Your Story? (or the Making of a Memoir)".
Masters of Suspense: What's Our Secret?
Orange County, California is home to numerous best-selling mystery novelists - and we wondered what made the place to attractive to them. Read "Masters of Suspense: What's Our Secret?".
Lynette edits manuscripts for writers who she believes would benefit from her expertise. She enjoys literary fiction, mysteries, memoirs and nonfiction, but does not feel qualified to offer her opinion on science fiction, romance novels, and certain other forms of writing. She charges between $5 and $10 a page, depending on the complexity of the project.
In the past two years, two of the manuscripts she’s edited have been published by traditional publishers, including Michael Quadland's That Was Then (Red Hen Press, 2007). His website is www.michaelquadland.com.