Come Ask Mandi M. Lynch Some Questions

Introducing Mandi M. Lynch!


This is what Amazon Author Central says about Mandi:

Mandi M. Lynch was born and raised in the middle of nowhere on the edge of the Midwest, the smell of dead fish wafting from Lake Erie and the sound of trains punctuating her memories.

She started writing at the age of six, pecking out the words with one hand on her mother’s manual typewriter. While the crayon illustrations have improved marginally (and she can now use markers without her mother getting mad), the spelling has not. As a pre-teen, she won a county-wide short story contest, despite the old cliche that it was all a dream, when she wrote about winning the lottery, shopping Mall of America, and meeting Tom Sellek on the plane. She won the President’s Award for Literary Excellence in high school for her poetry.

It wasn’t until after high school and college creative writing classes – and a break of a couple years – that she got serious about writing as anything more than a hobby.

In her twenties, Lynch started organizing writing groups, including Nashville chapters of NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy for the Office of Letters and Light and the Nashville Writers Meetup, and honing her own writing skills. She credits incredible failures such as “Thoughts While Watching Ducks” (which nobody will ever read) for making her a better writer, and she took what she learned into her first bits of commercial success.

It was some of those incredible failures that led to the creation of her own literary magazine, Ink Monkey Mag, in 2009. After expanding Ink Monkey into a small press, she is now responsible for the lit mag, several anthologies, and a series of zines and chapbooks.

During this time, her own writing success truly began and she found herself featured in several anthologies for a variety of presses including Pill Hill and Kerlak. When not working her day job (which actually occurs at night), she spends the majority of her time at some writing related task. Still very successful at adult fiction, her works in progress include pieces for all ages and in varying lengths.

She lives outside Nashville, TN, with three cats, none of which write due to lack of thumbs.

Author’s Links:


Mandi’s books on Amazon

Mandi on Facebook

  Mandi on Goodreads

Mandi on Shelfari

Mandi’s Website

Mandi’s Press – Inky Monkey

 Inky Monkey on Facebook


    Mandis Interview will go live On May 27th so do your research and come ask her some questions!

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Author, Blogger, and illustrator with PDMI Publishing Llc. V.L. Jennings' Blog (Speculating Among The Stars) can be found here: I am the author of two science fiction books called "The Alien Mind" and "Visionary from the Stars". I love to write and I have been doing so since the sixth grade. I was born in April 1987 in the state of New Hampshire; I was Home Schooled from seventh grade and graduated at 16 with a GED. I now live with my husband and three children in Dillon, South Carolina. You can find me on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, Linkedin, and Pinterest. I love connecting with people! I am readily to answer questions and offer advice and support to new writers.

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9 comments on “Come Ask Mandi M. Lynch Some Questions
  1. […] week and visitors were encouraged to ask Mandi some of their own questions! Here is a link to that Spotlight! Feel free to ask more questions, and we might just be able to get Mandi back for a follow up […]

  2. Amanda Jones says:

    So I always ask this question because seriously…. cake or pie and what flavor?

  3. Indie publishing is a big.challenge. What do feel are the most important things an author needs to focus on to keep the buzz on (ie. social media wise, local area…ect)

    Also what is your biggest vice you have while writing (chocolate, cigars, Disney movies)

  4. Hi Mandi, congratulations on building success as a writer and as a small press! I’m going to sneak in two questions, since there aren’t a lot here: Inky Monkey is a fun name, and it lets you wear that cool hat… how did you pick the name? And which do you prefer, writing your own work or editing your acquisitions? (Janet Sketchley:

  5. ruthie67 says:

    What does it take to run a small press?

  6. Have you ever had a character become so real that you hated to finish a project? HWhat has been your favorite project to date? What is your writing style? How do you begin a project? Do you follow traditional writing techniques? – (Brandy Potter,

  7. Mandi M. Lynch, author says:

    Can’t wait for everyone’s questions!

  8. Jo Linsdell says:

    What are the 3 most important lessons you’ve learnt about the writing industry since your career began?

  9. How has it been to run a small press these days? Any advice in how to choose a good one?

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