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Maple Grove Author Releases New Novel

Oct 19, 2015 09:22PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Lyn Miller Lacoursiere (Submitted Photo)

From “Nightmares and Dreams” to the “Almighty,” longtime Maple Grove resident Lyn Miller Lacoursiere continues to share her writing – announcing the release of her ninth book.

Beyond the occasional note in a greeting card, Miller Lacoursiere didn’t focus on writing as a single parent raising four children and balancing multiple jobs. It wasn’t until she married and lost her husband to cancer when she started to explore writing.

The tragedy ended up being the turning point toward her first novel.

“I was totally devastated,” Miller Lacoursier said of her husband’s passing. “…and sometime later, someone said ‘start journaling Lyn’ and write about your fears and tears and so I did.  I wrote volumes over time, then tried poetry, and short stores, and then finally I tried a book.”

Her first book, “Nightmares and Dreams” was published in 2007, the first of six in a collection she refers to as “The Lindy Lewis Adventures.” 

“I like to take a character out of one of my stories and give them a special role. In Moonbeams and Moonbeams Too, my seventh and eighth book, I gave Daisy O’Dell a role to play, as she has to run for her life from hired ‘guns for hire’,” she said.

In her latest book, “Almighty” takes Sheriff Jesse Montes Ortega, a character featured in her previous books, and gives him his own role.

“This time, however, I’m writing from a man’s point of view, which was somewhat different,” Miller Lacoursier said.

“Almighty” will be released at a book release party 2-5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Maple Grove Arts Center. The public is invited to stop by for an afternoon of music, food, and an opportunity to meet Miller Lacoursiere for the release and signing of her novel.   

For budding writers, Miller Lacoursier passes along the same advice she was given –“go out and buy a tablet and a pen and just start writing.”

“Don’t worry about using correct grammar or punctuation, or the perfect sentence,” she said. “Just write!”

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