Guest author: Lyn Horner -Anthologies Are All the Rage

. . . especially among indie authors. Here is an excerpt from Nicholas Rossis’ post 9 Hot Trends in publishing in 2017.

#9. Authors Will Band Together

“There has been an increasing trend of authors supporting other authors through collaboration on promotions. Jason Freeman of Instafreebie believes that, whether it’s through group giveaways, anthologies, and samplers, authors will continue to find success when they understand that promoting their book is not a zero-sum game. So, reach out to authors in your genre to see if anyone is interested in working together. 2017 is the year for making friends and fostering connections.” Nicholas Rossis.

cover pic of western anthology The Posse

I agree. One anthology I was recently in nearly doubled my income from writing in 2016. Now, I’m not a best selling author, yet, so that might not be true for other authors with a bigger bottom line than mine. Even so, I’m pleased enough with the number of sales from last year’s anthology that I signed on for another one. Titled The Posse, it will release March 15.

Seven western and western romance authors are contributors to this anthology. In order as listed on the cover, they are Lyn Horner, Frank Kelso, CJ Petterson, Charlene Raddon, Chimp Robertson, JS Stroud, and Chuck Tyrell. I am delighted to be in such great company.

There’s a Facebook cover reveal party for The Posse, scheduled on Wednesday, February 15 from 3 p.m. until 11 p.m. Central Standard Time. Each author (and our publisher) will host one hour of this event. Click to visit the Facebook Page

Stop by and join in the conversation for a chance to win an Amazon gift card or two, plus prizes from the individual authors. I will host the 5 o’clock hour. Hope to meet you there!

logo of paranormal romance guild award nominee

Before I go, I must tell you one of my books, Decoding Michaela, is nominated for 2 awards in the Paranormal Romance Guild 2016 Reviewers Choice Awards. Happy dancing here! If you can spare a moment, I would deeply appreciate your votes.

Please click to go to the Voting Page

cover of decoding michaela

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Photo of Lyn HornerAbout the author

Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas – “Where the West Begins” – with her husband and several very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. She loves crafting passionate love stories, both historical and contemporary. Lyn also enjoys reading, gardening, visiting with family and friends, and cuddling her furry, four-legged children.

The author’s Texas Devlins series blends authentic Old West settings, steamy romance and a glimmer of the supernatural. This series has earned multiple awards and nominations, including Crowned Heart reviews and a Rone Award nomination from InD’Tale Magazine.

Lyn is now hard at work on her paranormal-romantic suspense series, Romancing the Gaurdians. These books combine her trademark flashes of psychic phenomena with Irish folklore and a chilling apocalyptic theme. Along the way, readers are treated to thunderous action, terrifying suspense and sizzling romance.

Find Lyn’s books on her Amazon Author Page


cover of decoding michaelaDecoding Michaela

The second book of series, Romancing the Guardians.

Michaela Peterson can read minds but can she tell good from evil? A Guardian of Danu sworn to protect one of seven sacred scrolls, her identity is known only to the High Guardian. Or so she thinks until a stranger brings word that her revered leader has been murdered by vicious “Hellhounds” who want the scrolls. She’s attracted to the handsome messenger, but is he who he claims to be? Or does he mean to gain her trust and steal the scroll she guards?

Dev Medina often dreams of a woman he calls his golden goddess. He believes she is real and meant for him. Expecting to deliver a warning to Dr. “Michael” Peterson from the new High Guardian, he is stunned to find the doctor is his dream girl. Fearing the Hellhounds may be coming after her, he wants to whisk her to safety, but she stubbornly resists leaving her Galveston, Texas, home. Can he convince her to trust him before tragedy strikes?

Decoding Michaela is book 2 in the planned 8-part series, Romancing the Guardians. Book 3 will be released in (early as possible) autumn 2015. It’s set in Colombia, South America!

She writes effortlessly and before you know it, you’re immersed in the world of the characters …”


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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7 Responses to Guest author: Lyn Horner -Anthologies Are All the Rage

  1. Hi Lyn, do you know anywhere I can look to find out who is looking for author’s to contribute to an anthology? It is easy to contribute to one that isn’t based in the author’s own country?

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  2. Lyn Horner says:

    Reblogged this on Lyn Horner's Corner and commented:
    Sue Vincent is hosting me today on her site. Please pop in and comment if you have time.

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  3. Lyn Horner says:

    Hugh, thanks for stopping by! I usually find out from author friends about planned anthologies. However, I saw the request for submissions for THE POSSE on twitter. You could try doing a search there or on facebook. I would specify which genre you’re interested in when doing such a search.

    In RAWHIDE ‘N ROSES, the first anthology I was in, we had an Australian author in the group. I don’t think it matters what country you’re from as long as your story works well with the theme of the anthology. Of course, it’s really up to the organizer(s) of each anthology.

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