LYNN RUSH – In her own words:“When I started out on this writing journey, it felt like such a far away dream. I constantly asked myself, ‘Really? Me? A writer?’ Then when I was published I still asked, ‘Really? Me? An author?’ Along the way things inspired me, obstacles shot up, and doors both opened and closed…but through my faith, family, and friends, I found motivation to continue on my dream - dreams of something bigger than all of us. Whether it’s writing, music, dancing …” Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Book reviewers say that her plots are well developed, and the writing is strong and full of artistic details – stunning in both characterization and her action-packed storylines. A prolific author who began her writing career in 2008 now has more than 25 novels to her credit. Six are currently under contract with Crescent Moon Press. Wasteland, first novel in the trilogy was released in July 2011 and continues to receive five-star reviews. Currently in the advance reader phase, the second in the series, Awaited is garnering rave reviews and scheduled for a May 2012 release. Never planning on becoming an author, Rush says an idea for a new book may hit her when she's waking up or going to the grocery store. One such idea came to her as she walked through a local bookstore. A girl wearing a blue tutu with a red leather jacket passed her. "She ended up in the opening scene of one of my novels," Rush laughingly explains. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources – Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush – since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush’s books, including "Wasteland," are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake. Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 15 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs. BOOK REVIEWS: “WASTELAND is a fast paced, sexy, romantic tale with characters who instantly capture your attention…and your heart. The hero is honorable and darkly tormented, while the heroine is idealistic and strong. Lynn Rush has created a world of good and evil—where nothing is quite as it seems. I lost myself in the story and truly enjoyed every minute of it.” - Rebecca Zanetti, author of FATED “From the first action-packed scene, AWAITED grabs you and doesn’t let go until its awesome conclusion.” - Caridad Piñeiro, NY Times Best-Selling Author.