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Local woman writes novel

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Longtime Clay County resident Lynda J. Cox is now a published author.

Cox recently announced the publication of her novel, "The Devil's Own Desperado."

Cox has two children and has shown her collies in the past. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and history and an M.A. at Indiana State University with an emphasis in creative writing.

While working on her master's degree at Indiana State University, Cox said the idea for "The Devil's Own Desperado," came to her during the writing of her creative thesis.

"I had to push the idea to a back burner, but once I defended my thesis, I was set free to write the novel," Cox said.

The novel was published by The Wild Rose Press.

Cox said the title of the novel was a suggestion of her editor and came from a small fictional book title that appears in the novel.

According to Cox, the editing process took about eight months and on Sept. 30, 2012, The Wild Rose Press released the electronic version for distribution through the Kindle Direct Program.

On Jan. 11, 2013, the novel was officially released and became available for all e-book platforms and also in print through either the publishers website, www.thewildrose-press.com, or from Amazon.

Lynda J. Cox, Clay County, recently announced the publication of her novel, "The Devil's Own Desperado."
She has been previously published in a handful of magazines, including The Blue Mesa Review and The Heartland Review.

Cox calls herself a "historical romance writer," and admitted all her historical romances are set in what was at the time called The Wyoming Territory.

Cox can be reached through her blog at http://lyndajcox.blogspot.com/.

"I love to hear from readers, love to talk about the writing life, history and Wyoming," Cox said. "I'm always willing to help writers starting out in their writing career."

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Way to go!!! Congratulations Lynda.......

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Jan 16, 2013, at 11:33 PM

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