Award-winning author J. LYNN ELSE loves reading and writing about awesome women from antiquity. Besides history, she also gets nerdy with Star Wars, Star Trek, and MST3K. She’s self-published two historical fiction novels set in ancient Egypt, The Forgotten: Aten’s Last Queen and The Forgotten: Heir of the Heretic.
Descendants of Avalon, Awakenings book 1, and
Lost Daughters of Avalon, Awakenings book 2, are YA Fantasy novels with interwoven elements
of the legends and people of King Arthur's time, was released through Inklings Publishing in May 2018. Additionally, in July 2018, she self-published a sci fi novella, Strangely Constructed
Souls, which asks 'what the price of revenge and how far would you go to
right a wrong?' Her short story The Girl from the Haunted
Woods, about friendships, secrets, and witchy curses, won 2nd place in the Journey into the Fantastical anthology contest.
J. Lynn’s always had a flare for the dramatic, graduating college with a theater major and a dance minor. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two kids where her shelves are overrun with books, her kitchen is overrun with loose-leaf tea, and her workroom is overrun with Baby Yoda figures. She enjoys sketching, reliving her 1990s by watching the latest X-Files episodes, honing her Fruit Ninja skills, and randomly busting out into song and dance. She believes in unicorns and practicing random acts of awesome.
Where to Find J. Lynn:
Amazon Author Page: amazon.com/author/jlynnelse
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, reading, writing
Favorite movies: Star Trek, Star Wars original trilogy (no "special" versions), Galaxy Quest, Napoleon Dynamite, Elf
Favorite all-time TV shows: Star Trek: TNG (yep, I’m a next generation), Castle, Big Bang Theory, So You Think You Can Dance (I know you’re thinking, how does THAT fit in there? Well, I have spent part of my life as a dancer -- and its currently on hold unless you count Wii Just Dance!), Once Upon A Time, Forensic Files, and MST3K.
Favorite authors: Rick Riordan, J. K. Rowling, Cornelia Funke, Jo Graham, Lisa Genova, & Michelle Moran
Favorite subjects: Ancient Egypt, science fiction, Greek ancient history, tap & lyrical dance, acting (yeah, I’m one of those dramatic peeps too).
Favorite things: I love the sound of water lapping against a shoreline. I love a warm day to sit out on the deck and listen to the birds sing... and the Minnesota Twins.
Book 3 of the Awakenings series was released 7/31/2021. Its the epic conclusion to the Avalong adventures. I hope you love it as much as I do!
"Lost Daughters of Avalon" is book two of the "Awakenings" series.
Released: December 2019
"Descendants of Avalon"
Released via Inklings Publishing. Its got girl power and magical adventures.
Released: May 2018
("The Forgotten" volume 2)
("The Forgotten" volume 1)
Reviewed and awarded the
2016 Indie Editor's Choice
by the Historical Novel Society.
Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.
a sci fi novella
released July 31, 2018.
*2nd Place contest winner*
"Journey into the Fantastical" Anthology
Goodreads profile at: https://www.goodreads.com/JElse