Welcome to my virtual home.
My name is D.L. Diener, though most know me as Lynn.
I have been pursuing writing since 2004. It began with short fiction and anecdotal non-fiction but novels are my favorite way to write. Novel that matter and make a difference, even if the difference is just gaining a deeper understanding or growing compassion. I love it when a story pulls me in and transports me so fully in its world that it changes something in me. I don’t know if my words will ever do that for someone else, but I sure hope they do.
My novels are Women’s Fiction, which, according to the latest definition means “the plot is driven by the main character’s emotional journey”. That’s per the Women’s Fiction Writers Association website. For me, this means my main character is usually staring at the hardest thing she’s ever had to face. Dr. Maya Angelou once said, “When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness…” and that is very much why I write. Sometimes it’s about figuring out how a person can keep going through some unimaginable thing, and sometimes it’s to answer one of those hard questions in life. I often don’t know how I really feel about something until I’ve written about it.
When I’m not writing, I’m parenting three smart, compassionate kids who keep me on my toes, but I do it with the help of my biggest writing cheerleader- my husband. There are two furry family members in our house- our cat Tink, and our dog Ginger. We’re a punny, scrappy, playful, cuddly bunch, and I’m grateful for it.
On this website you’ll find the different places you can read my words, how to connect with me over social media or email, and what I’m up to.
I love to connect with readers and other writers, so please don’t be shy about saying hello.