About Lynn Rae:
Lynn Rae was diagnosed with depression at the age of thirty and bipolar disorder at thirty-five. She has been living with these illnesses since 1991 and has had numerous hospitalizations. Two psychiatrists told her at age thirty-nine that she would never work full time again. She has proven them wrong.
Lynn has written two books. The F Book: 7 F’s to Creating Your Fantastic Future teaches you how incorporating these seven F’s will lead to a happier, healthier, more joy-filled life. The other is called My Journey Back to Myself which depicts her struggles and recovery from bipolar disorder.
As an Inspirational Speaker Lynn shares with others her coping strategies for living with bipolar disorder and how she learned to be a productive member of society again and thrive despite how she was labelled. Her talk, “7 F’s to Creating Your Fantastic Future” outlines seven words all starting with the letter F that led to her recovery. She has spoken at hospitals, conferences, Rotary Clubs, libraries, colleges and universities.
Lynn Rae makes her home in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. In the summer she loves taking care of her vegetable garden and eating fresh from it every day.
What inspires you to write?
My writing comes out of a deep desire to help others. It began over 20 years ago when a book title came to me in a dream.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Tell us about your writing process.
I feel like my writing is divinely inspired. When I get an idea in my head I run with it and write for 4-6 hours each day. This year I am writing speeches for my presentations that I do. I have an outline for each chapter and sub-headings in each chapter.
What advice would you give other writers?
Set aside 1 hour every day to write; if nothing comes in that hour don't worry about; try not to force the process.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I tried self-publishing on my own but had no idea how to market them.
A friend referred me to a Self-Publisher who has done an amazing job for me and given me a 90-day marketing plan.
It is very overwhelming to try to do it on your own. I recommend getting a good self-publisher.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I like to hold a book in my hands. Because I read almost exclusively non-fiction I tend to highlight important points in the book. Some books I have read over and over again.
My eyes bother me when I try to read an Ebook.
What genres do you write?: Non-Fiction – Health & Wellness
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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