Lynne E Blackwood began writing in April 2012 after illness terminated her professional activity as a community project development consultant working with women asylum seekers and ethnic minorities. Her writing is drawn from a long life rich in emotions and events, and also stories from the people she has been privileged to meet and listen to. Her Anglo-Indian (Parsi) descent and emotional heritage play strongly in writing sensitivities, reflecting a mosaic of experiences and cultures.
Her character-driven crime novel “Rings of Chalk” set in contemporary Republic of Georgia where she used to work at the fall of the Soviet Union is under submission with agents and she is already working on the sequel’s storyline.
She also wrote a first full-length play, “IF” which was much appreciated by local audiences in June 2014 and hasn’t given up on returning to play and scriptwriting sometime in the future.
Lynne was awarded a second Arts Council Grant based on numerous pieces of work that have been shortlisted, highly commended and longlisted nationally. She is currently working with editorial support on the final edits of her short story collection inspired by her Scottish/Anglo-Indian family history and memories.
Lynne admits to having a penchant for performance and engaging with audiences and will be exploring avenues to develop this aspect of her literary creativity. Her ambitions are to travel with her Powerchair to different countries to find even more inspiration for her work.