Growing up in the 80s and 90s, while a big fan of sci fi and fantasy, there weren’t a lot of female characters to identify with. The females typically lacked depth, didn’t have a lot of agency, or simply were there as a romantic interest. As I started developing my fantasy trilogy, I wanted to create a cast of female characters who were all different. They made jokes, made mistakes, got angry, got frustrated, weren’t always the ‘bookish smart’ one. I wrote because I wanted greater depth of characters for young girls reading these genres so that they could picture themselves in these worlds without having to be ultrasmart or beautiful or aggressively assertive.
Read the full interview HERE.
Posted April 5, 2022
ManyBooks Author of the Day: J. Lynn Else - Captivating Historical Fiction Set in Ancient Egypt | ManyBooks
Posted: June 24, 2022
A review of "Descendants of Avalon" appeared in TopShelf magazine.
Find the link here, page 30: TopShelf - Sept. 2022 by TopShelf Magazine - Issuu
Posted: Sept. 14, 2022
USA Today TV The Corner Bookstore interview:
Posted: Mar 16, 2023
An interview with the delightful cast of Fae News: (44) FAE News Mar 1, 2023, Author J Lynn Else, Hedge Game, ARTIST ALL CALL & WeiRd News! - YouTube
Posted: Mar 1, 2023
Going North Podcast interview: #Bonus Ep. – “Random Acts of Awesome Historical Fiction” with J. Lynn Else (@JLynnElseAuthor) | The Going North Podcast
Posted: Dec 23, 2022
Lurking for Legends interview: (6) #LurkingForLegends 093 with J. Lynn Else | Facebook
Posted: Dec 13, 2022
12 Days of Page Turners appearance: (44) Day 7 of The 12 Days of Page Turners | Author Talk - YouTube
Posted: Dec 7, 2022
Posted: Oct. 27, 2022
Joanna Vander Vlugt interview on JCV Art Studio: E102 - J. Lynn Else, author of the Awakenings fantasy series - JCVArtStudio | Podcast on Spotify
Posted: Sept 2022
The Van Buren Variety Show interview: Van Buren: ep 78. J. Lynn Else - Award winning author - YouTube
Posted: Sept. 13, 2022
The Wise Ones:
An interview with Dr. Jacalyn Kerbeck & Red O'Laughlin: AN INTERVIEW WITH AWARD WINNING AUTHOR J. LYNN ELSE - YouTube
Posted: Aug 4, 2022
Jot Notes: Into the World of Books and Authors. See YouTube episode here: https://youtu.be/D7CYsN2FkHw
Posted: Aug. 2, 2022
Episode 114 we talk with Author J Lynn Else!!!!
Hosted by Danny Whitman and Dean Whitman.
Posted: June 20, 2022
J. Lynn Else joins the podcast. This is very much the pop culture podcast. We start with King Arthur, talk about why the Divergent movies aren’t that good, and eventually talk about the Lord of the Rings. NEWSFLASH: We both want a Gimli/Legolas buddy cop show. This was a far too short but very fun conversation.
Just JoshinG podcast:
Posted: June 6, 2022
Voyage Minnesota Magazine:
Full article here: Life & Work with J. Lynn Else - Voyage Minnesota Magazine
Posted: May 26, 2022
I Didn't Read Your Book Podcast:
What a fascinating conversation from a brilliant and well read author! There's SO much in here.
Check out the IDRYB podcast interview here: "Decendants of Avalon" | IDRYB 34 | I Didn't Read Your Book Podcast - YouTube
Posted: May 11, 2022
Q&A with Author J Lynn Else
See full article here: Review: Meet This Author! – Urban Book Reviews (wordpress.com)
Posted: April 7, 2022
Thank you to CITL CKSA [Prime Time Local News] for the book discussion!
Posted March 24, 2022
Shooting it Raw, Episode 105 : Ep 105 – J Lynn Else on Being Proud of Your Voice and Letting People Hear Who You Really Are - YouTube
Posted March 27, 2022
An interview with the stars of "Descendants of Avalon," Genie, Whit, and Mei on their hunt to rescue Beth. Check it out on The Protagonist Speaks Blog here:
Posted: July 14, 2022
Jean the Book Nerd Blog: J. Lynn Else Interview - Lost Daughters of Avalon ~ JeanBookNerd
Posted: June 16, 2022
Writer Wednesdays with Heather Weidner, Author, Blog:#WriterWednesday Interview with J. Lynn Else — Heather Weidner
Lisa Haselton, Author Blog: Interview with YA fantasy author J. Lynn Else – lisahaselton.com
Sue Rovens, Writer of Suspense Blog: Author Meet & Greet! – Sue Rovens
Peni Jo Renner, Author Blog: Meet Fantasy Author J. Lynn Else! – Musings of an Author (wordpress.com)
Interview with Santonu Kumar Dhar, Prachesta Blog: Interview with author J. Lynn Else (prachesta.com)
Posted March 21, 2022
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