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I enjoyed Lynn's latest book. I read it in a couple of days. It left me eager for the next book in her series. I think it was well written to keep the reader wanting more. Thanks for your commitment to clean Christian words and thoughts.

“Eyes of a Neighbor” is book one of Lynn Hobbs new Christian Fiction series. The American Neighborhood Series will consist of three books. The reader can expect…

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Largest Collection of Winners in Annual Contest

TEXAS - Readers of the delightful titles selected for Texas Association of Authors (TxAuthors) Best Book Awards, would agree that they are winning reads and top-tier selections in their categories. By any measure, the excellent books from this year's twenty-five winners are of stellar quality. They deliver to readers, who will love to fall into the pages, the experience of climbing out with the greatest satisfaction.

This is the fifth year for TxAuthors to select winning titles by Texas Authors. A sample chapter from each winning book can be found, along with the previous year’s winners at

Lynn Hobbs is well known for winning our awards in the Religious Fiction category three years running. However, this year she has secured the First Place Award in the Biography category with her latest title Lillie, A Motherless Child.

Along with the other winners, Lynn will accept her award at the Celebration of Authors event, a weekend of fun and education on April 30 & May 1, 2016. Lynn will be joined by authors from around Texas attending this historic event to learn how to better market themselves and their books in this ever growing world of publishing.

Judith Briles, key note speaker for The Celebration of Authors dinner, has won several awards for her books on marketing. DEAR Texas (Drop Everything And Read Texas) is the primary benefactor for the funds raised from this event, which helps its literacy programs such as the Super Reader program. Each award winning author will have their book on display and for sale during the weekend event.

Texas Association of Authors focuses on promoting authors within the Lone Star State. The association leverages the knowledge and expertise of various authors to promote their works locally and globally.
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Largest Collection of Winners in Annual Contest

Austin, TX - Texas Association of Authors is proud to announce Northeast Texas author, Lynn Hobbs, has won 1st place is Religious Fiction for her book "Hidden Creek." This is the 3rd year in a row that Ms. Hobbs has won this award.

In 2013, her book, "Sin, Secrets, and Salvation," won 1st place in Religious Fiction, and in 2014, her book, "River Town," also won 1st place in Religious Fiction. This completes her "Running Forward Series," a powerful faith and family saga.

"My goal in writing this series was to give the reader a complete understanding of a Christian viewpoint by the actions of my main character, Susan Penleigh. In dealing with modern family issues, her journey is followed with prayer and scripture that strengthens her faith. By the response the series has received, I believe my goal was reached, and I give God the glory! My 4th and current novel is a stand-alone book, and scheduled for publication this year. It will keep the same Christian standards as my previous books, and the new series I am writing."

Available for purchase on, and Kindle, you may visit Ms. Hobbs at her website,, or on Facebook, Twitter (@LynnHobbsAuthor), Goodreads, Linked-In, or

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Austin, TX - Readers of the delightful titles selected for Texas Association of Authors Best Book Awards would agree that the selected books are winning reads and top-tier selections in their categories. By any measure, excellent books from this years' list are of stellar quality and are delivering to readers who love to fall into the pages of them the experience of climbing out with the greatest of satisfaction. The newest slate of winners is:

One Bloody Shirt at a Time, Elizabeth A. Garcia, Police/Crime Fiction

Stein House, Myra Hargrave McIlvian, General Fiction

Loup Garou, Howard Webb, Supernatural Fiction

The Unheralded King of Preston Plains Middle, Jedah Mayberry, Multi-Cultural Fiction

Hamilton Troll Meets Dinosaurs, Kathleen J. Shields, Children Under 7

Playing the Angel, Kenneth Womack, Contemporary Fiction

Strike Price, L.A. Starks, Mystery/Thriller Fiction

What If I had Taken the Road Not Traveled, Lillian J. Hunter, Self-Help Women

River Town, Lynn Hobbs, Religious Fiction

A Christian Coming Out, Lou Anne Smoot, LeTs Bi Gay

Both Sides Now, M. Bancroft, Autobiography

Twisted, Marjorie Brody, Young Adult Fiction

The Diamond in the Onion Suite, Mickey Michaels, Self-Help General

An Unlikely Conclusion, Patty Wiseman, Romance

Master Roberts, Robert L. Stevens, Civil War Historical Fiction

Troubling Accents, R. Flowers Rivera, Poetry

Not Authorized, Whit Gentry, Suspense Fiction

Whiplash, Yvie Towers, African-American Historical Fiction

This is the third year for TxAuthors to select winning titles by Texas Authors. TxAuthors is currently accepting entries for books published during 2014. This year’s winners can be found along with the previous year’s winners at

Texas Association of Authors focuses on promoting authors within the Lone Star State. The association leverages the knowledge and expertise of various authors to promote their works locally and globally.

East Texas Christian Writers annual conference is scheduled for October 25 and 26, 2013 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. Great opportunity for both aspiring and seasoned writers. Numerous workshops offered! Exciting weekend for all!

The Texas Association of Authors awarded Lynn Hobbs 1st place in Religious Fiction
for 2013 for her book; Sin, Secrets, and Salvation.

Worldwide Who’s Who Names Lynn Hobbs Professional of the Year 2012 in Authorship

Lynn Hobbs is Highly Proficient in Critiquing, Editing and Writing Novels

Marshall, TX, September 4, 2012 - Author Lynn Hobbs has been named a Worldwide Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Authorship. While inclusion in Worldwide Who’s Who is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Worldwide Who’s Who membership.

When her aunts, uncles, and cousins (from Houston, Texas) encouraged her to continue sending letters to them as they enjoyed her detailed descriptions, Ms. Hobbs found her life calling as an author. Nurturing her natural talent, she soon became a published songwriter and poet. Being an author for the past 20 years Ms. Hobbs worked to develop her writing craft. She is highly skilled at critiquing, editing and writing. She writes Christian fiction: action-packed, inspiring and full of suspense. “I want to give my readers a clear understanding of a Christian viewpoint by following the actions of my main character,” she explained.

Ms. Hobbs’ “Running Forward Series (published by Desert Coyote Productions) debuted in January 2012 with “Sin, Secrets, and Salvation.” The novel tells the story of a women’s victory through scripture, over a shaky marriage. Book two, “River Town,” continues the women’s journey as she relocates, meets new people and has new experiences to challenge her. It is scheduled for publication in November 2012. Book three (for 2013) the final in the series, is currently a work in progress. All are action-packed, suspenseful and inspiring.

Several of Ms. Hobbs’ short stories have placed first and second in contests. A collection of short stories and poems are also being planned for 2013. “My goal is to have one book published each year,” she states. In order to promote the publication of her novels, she attends book signings, speaking engagements, community events, and is interviewed by television, radio and newspaper outlets.

Ms. Hobbs attributes her success to the Matthew 19:26 passage from the Bible, “With God all things are possible.” She gives God all the glory. A highlight of her career was framing a copy of the first royalty check.

Ms. Hobbs is a graduate of the American School of Correspondence. As a paraprofessional, she completed a total of 312 credited workshop hours at Region VII in Kilgore, Texas, for Karnack I.S.D. She has participated in workshops that included training for RSCCC Discipline, Peims Student Data, CTE and Peims Coding, TREx-records exchange, TEA Attendance Accounting, RSCCC Scheduling, PID Enroll Tracking, TX Gradebook Trainers, Para Institute, Drop/Peims Leaver, Peims Edit Plus, Special Education, Nurses Conference, Bookkeeping, Word, Excel, File Management, Windows XP, Windows Vista, PowerPoint and CPR, el. Al. Recently retired, Ms. Hobbs was secretary to the high school principal.

She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, East Texas Christian Writers, North East Texas Writers Organization, and treasurer/member of East Texas Writers Association. She was a 2011 winner of the National November Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) for completing the task of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

For more information about Lynn Hobbs, Author, visit

About Worldwide Who’s Who®
With over 500,000 members representing every major industry, Worldwide Who’s Who is a powerful networking resource that enables professionals to outshine their competition, in part through effective branding and marketing. Worldwide Who’s Who employs similar public relations techniques to those utilized by Fortune 500 companies, making them cost-effective for members who seek to take advantage of its career enhancement and business advancement services.

Worldwide Who’s Who membership provides individuals with a valuable third-party endorsement of their accomplishments, and gives them the tools needed to brand themselves and their businesses effectively. In addition to publishing biographies in print and electronic form, it offers an online networking platform where members can establish new professional relationships.

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On May 9, 2012, I was interviewed by Bob & Kaci on the East Texas Live show that airs on KETK TV in Tyler, Texas. Special thanks to Angela Berry, KETK TV Producer, for her help & kindness. So exciting to be on live TV! No rehearsals, no preview of questions, totally live! Click here to watch the interview.

On May 24, 2012, I was interviewed by FOX51 Today about my book, Sin, Secrets, and Salvation!
Click here to watch the interview.

On June 28, 2012, I was interviewed by Doyle Brewer on KTSS TV 50 in Hope, Arkansas.

Locals Meet Area Authors at Downtown Signing

Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2012 by Ben Newland

Five area authors shared the difficulty of navigating the ever-changing landscape of the modern publishing industry, as they showed off their newest offerings to local readers at Central Perks.

Kilgore College alumnus and East Texas Writer’s Guild member Edward Hancock had his freshman traditionally-published novel at Saturday’s book-signing.

According to Hancock, “Mourning Reign” is a thriller that depicts the possible effects of a terroristic attack on East Texas, with a sequel on the way this Summer from his publisher, Buoy Up Press.

“Really, the basic plot revolves around the question of ‘what if September 11th occurred here,’” he said. “The chief difference is one of scope and composition. We rely heavily on businesses and services that larger cities don’t even think about, and carnage on the same scale—the some three thousand lives that were taken that day— that’s essentially, enough to take out the entire town that I live in.”

Born with Spina Bifida, Hancock is a self-described dreamer, who wrote his first coherent short story at 10 years of age. His collection of works includes 15 short stories, more than 100 poems, and two self-published novels, in addition to his soon-to-be two traditionally published novels.

East Texas Writers Association Secretary Patty Wiseman had her novel “An Unlikely Arrangement,” the first of a planned romantic historical fiction trilogy following the adventures of a headstrong Detroit socialite through the Roaring Twenties.

“The novel is based stories that I grew up with about my grandmother,” Wiseman said. “She was a rich, spoiled flapper—or at least she tried to be— whose parents finally decided to arrange a marriage for her to try and tame her, but she ran away from that and ended up involved with the mob. Something about the period enchants me. There was so much upheaval as women fought to redefine their place in the society.”

“Her Velvet Shoe Collection,” as the trilogy has been dubbed, is published by Longview-based Desert Coyote Productions.

Troup resident and East Texas Writer’s Guild Bobbie Shafer had the first two novels in her “Secrets of Eagle Creek” trilogy, “Love’s Golden Dream” and “The Legacy of Eagle Creek,” on display at the signing.

Also romantic historical fiction, the first of the series revolves around a nineteenth century woman who flees from an abusive relationship and stumbles upon a fortune.

“She boards a ship that transports California gold to the East Coast,” Shafer said. “The ship sinks, and she ends up with all of the gold. Assuming the identity of a man, she begins a new life for herself, and that’s where things begin to pick up.”

Shafer’s love for storytelling was born on Sunday afternoons spent on the rocking chair with her grandfather, who would weave tales of adventure and far-flung lands.

“He would ask me ‘do you see that?’,” she said. “And of course he was pointing to the dog on the porch, but, to me, he was a lion, and we our porch had become the Serengeti. Every afternoon, he would ask me where I wanted to go—Egypt, Paris, the Wild West— and he would take me there with his words and my imagination. I just decide that I wanted to take everyone on these journeys with me.”

Shafer’s passion lies with young-adult fantasy, and she is currently working on a novel in that vein.

“I just love it,” she said. “I love to read and write about a more romantic, more adventurous time and place. Eragon, Twilight, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games. I was the one at midnight at Wal-Mart for each new book in Rowling’s series.”

East Texas Writers Association Treasurer Lynn Hobbs’ novel “Sin, Secrets, and Salvation” follows the tumultuous life of an “unequally yoked” woman, fleeing an abusive husband.

“If you’re not a Christian, you will have a clear understanding of the Christian viewpoint and morals after reading this book,” Hobbs said. “The novel follows the increasing abuses of a non-Christian man upon his Christian wife. She’s locked up and tormented by him, but eventually she escapes. I hope also that readers walk away knowing that they do not have to stay in an abusive relationship.”

The first of planned trilogy that finds Hobbs’ heroine migrating from Seattle, Washington to East Texas. “Sin, Secrets, and Salvation” is also published by Desert Coyote Productions.

To her name, Hobbs also boasts a collection of published articles, short-stories and poems.

The only self-published author of the group, freelance writer and East Texas Writers Association member Julia Robb’s “Scalp Mountain” is a gritty historical western with no clearly defined heroes and villains.

“History isn’t divided into clear sides of good and evil, usually,” Robb said. “We would like to think it, but it simply isn’t so.”

Robb recently received a review from prestigious online journal Kirkus.

“The reviewer says, ‘Deep research and empathy for her rounded characters make this Western stand out,’” she said. “When I sent it in for a review, I was on pins and needles just dreading that they would say something awful, but it turned out to be glowing.”

All of the authors have experienced the growing-pains that modern writers have had to endure through the massive upheaval of the publishing industry brought on by the digital age, but Robb's, whose work is primarily sold in digital format, is constantly reminded of the changing times.

“Having a book is absolutely never a satisfactory situation, because the work doesn’t stop with publication; that’s only the first step,” Robb said. “It’s a constant battle to get yourself out there and known. If you don’t advertise and seek publicity, your book down a dark well.”

The group has banded together to promote their works.

“Publishers simply don’t do advertising for you,” Wiseman said. “They’ll print the thing and stock it, but it’s your job to get review-copies in peoples’ hands. It’s your responsibility to schedule speaking engagements, and it’s your job to let the public know that you exist and that they should pay attention to your work.”

Hancock echoed this sentiment.

“We have to help each other,” he said. “If we’re at a signing and I have a reader here, I’ll recommend the other writer’s work as well. It helps that we’ve all read each other’s books, and I’m confident giving that recommendation.”

The group will hold a similar event July 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marshall Public Library, where attendees can purchase books, get autographs and chat with the authors.

Lynn Hobbs, award winning author of 'Sin, Secrets and Salvation', will appear on Hope Arkansas Station KTSS on June 28, 2012 to discuss her work. The 30-minute segment will air six times on July 28, 2012.


Lynn Hobbs, Author Of ‘Sin, Secrets And Salvation’, To Appear On Hope Arkansas Station KTSS On June 28, 2012

Hobbs will talk about her latest inspirational Christian fiction / suspense novel, ‘Sin, Secrets And Salvation’. The interview will air at 3am, 7am, 10am, 12pm 5:30pm and 9pm on July 28, 2012

[June 26, 2012, Shreveport LA] Author Lynn Hobbs will appear on Arkansas news station KTSS to discuss her latest Christian fiction suspense novel, ‘Sin, Secrets And Salvation’. The 30-minute interview will air six times on July 28, 2012. Show times are 3am, 7am, 10am, 12pm, 5:30pm and 9pm Central Time.

Sin, Secrets And Salvation’ is an inspiring journey of a Christian woman who overcomes mental abuse from her non-Christian husband. The main character, Susan Penleigh must deal not only with abuse, but also with a number of other family issues. Her reasoning as a Christian is shown in her daily struggles, and her faith guides and strengthens her.

”I wrote this book,” Ms Hobbs stated, “because after working in the public for over 30 years, I'd occasionally witness a woman being mentally abused. I wanted to show the inspiring story of a belittled Christian wife who survives and rebuilds her life with gusto.”

Lynn Hobbs is a prolific writer. ‘Sin, Secrets And Salvation’ is the first book in the Running Forward Series of three inspirational Christian fiction suspense books that debuted in January 2012. The second book in the series, ‘River Town’ is currently in production. Hobbs has won numerous industry awards. Her short story, ‘Escape’ is published in Angie's Diary in the June 2012 edition. She won first place with her short story, ‘The Shoe Fit The Wrong Sister’ published in the April edition of East Texas Writers Association's ‘Roughdraft’. In addition, Hobbs won second place in the May edition with her short story, ‘The Song That Changed Everything’. She was also a winner in NaNoWriMo 2011.

“Readers will enjoy this book,” Hobbs continued, “because with God's help, this abused woman finds the courage to win.”

Lynn Hobbs is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at More information is available at her website. ‘Sin, Secrets And Salvation' is available at, Barnes and Noble and at her website. The book is available in both Kindle and Nook formats.

Award-winning author Lynn Hobbs a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, East Texas Christian Writers, North East Texas Writers Organization, and is treasurer of the East Texas Writers Association. She is a 2011 NaNoWriMo winner, having completed the task of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.

Retired from the Texas Public School system, Lynn is a native of Houston, having moved to East Texas in 1962. Her family is comprised of Lynn's husband, two sons, their spouses, and three grandchildren. She is active in church & loves hearing from readers.

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