Author Highlight: Lynette Noni

Who wants to learn about a pretty grand author who wrote a pretty grand book?

I’m focusing on an author that inspires me, that’s a fellow aussie, and has managed to live out the dream of most writers. To write for a living, and love doing it. She’s been picking up traction in the YA world, and fast, and I’ve never been so proud of a person I don’t actually know before.

This week I’m highlighting (as you can see by the title), Lynette Noni.

PART ONE: Writing and Reading

Her debut book: Akarnae (2015)

Her most popular book: Akarnae (2019)

Other books:
– Whisper (2018), Weapon (2019)
– Akarnae (2015), Raelia (2016), Draekora (2017), Graevale (2018), Vardaesia (2019), We Three Heroes (2018)
– World of Throne of Glass (2020 release – with Sarah J Maas)
– The Prison Healer (expected 2021)

Writing achievements:
– 2019 ABIA Award for Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year
– 2019 Gold Inky Award (Australia’s only teen choice book award)
– Collaborating with international best-selling author, Sarah J. Maas, on ‘World of Throne of Glass’

Agent: Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency (NLA)

PART TWO: About Lynette

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Lives in: Australia

Uni/College Graduate: University graduate.

Full-time writer: Yes! 😀

Fun facts:
– Didn’t expect Akarnae to get published
– “It took me maybe 3-ish months to complete a (very) rough draft, a number of months to edit, and then about 3 years of submissions to agents and publishers before I was offered a contract in January 2014.” (From Lynette Noni’s website, www.lynettenoni.com)
– Lynette didn’t start writing until she was 24!
– She hated english in high school
You can find her book recommendations here.

PART THREE: Where to find the Author

Social Media:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Goodreads

Website

Buy her books!
Goodreads (or research them)
Book Depository
Booktopia
Dymocks

PART FOUR: About the books

Akarnae (2015): Dreading her first day at a new school, Alex is stunned when she walks through a doorway and finds herself stranded in Medora, a fantasy world full of impossibilities. Desperate to return home, she learns that only a man named Professor Marselle can help her… but he’s missing.
While waiting for him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding school for teenagers with extraordinary gifts. She soon starts to enjoy her bizarre new world and the friends who embrace her as one of their own, but strange things are happening at Akarnae, and Alex can’t ignore her fear that something unexpected… something sinister… is looming.
An unwilling pawn in a deadly game, Alex’s shoulders bear the crushing weight of an entire race’s survival. Only she can save the Medorans, but what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?
Will Alex risk her entire world—and maybe even her life—to save Medora?

Whisper (2018): For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes, Subject Six-Eight-Four — ‘Jane Doe’ — has been locked away and experimented on, without uttering a single word.
As Jane’s resolve begins to crack under the influence of her new — and unexpectedly kind — evaluator, she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious ‘program’, discovering that her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot … and one wrong move, one wrong word, could change the world.

World of Throne of Glass (2020 – with Sarah J. Maas): The official guide to the New York Times bestselling ‘Throne of Glass’ series complete with characters, creatures, new artwork, and more!
Everyone knows the story of the assassin queen. But now, fans of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series will be immersed in her journey like never before. From Adarlan’s dark past to Terrasen’s bright future, this comprehensive guide will bring the people, creatures, settings, magic, gods, and world of Aelin’s epic journey to life in stunning illustrations and descriptive portrayals. Complete with an expansive vocabulary and timeline of events, this is the must-have official companion to the Throne of Glass series.


(PSA: This highlight was written in 2020, and some details may have changed since its publication, thank you!)

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