Local author Lynda Meyers will be speaking about her novel, “Letters From The Ledge,” at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Baldwinsville Public Library.
continued As a nurse for more than 20 years, Meyers spent much of her time in Intensive Care Units working closely with patients and families in crisis. Additionally, she and her husband have volunteered at schools and done a lot of personal mentoring.
“In some ways, I feel like my entire life has been research for this book,” Meyers said.
As a writer and someone truly in love with the written word, Meyers is a self-proclaimed picky reader, citing authors such as Annie Dillard, Paulo Coelho, Francine Rivers and C.S. Lewis as some of her most respected literary influences.
“The writing has to be pretty incredible to hold my attention,” she said. “I don’t like fluff, and I respect readers too much to waste their time. I basically write what I want to read: books that allow me to be challenged and impacted without being force-fed someone else’s agenda. My goal is to write books that cause people to think, but leave them free to question.”
With “Letters From The Ledge” on shelves, Meyers is working part-time and writing every chance she gets.
Her current project is a first person account of a writer, a chance meeting and a relationship that turns her whole world upside down. Posted in free weekly segments on her blog, writeonedge.blogspot.com, “truly.” is delivered to readers as it’s written.
“It’s just pure story, and people are eating it up! Readers from all over the world are tuning in for the installments and sending me messages and I’m having a blast,” Meyers said. “‘Truly’ is definitely next in line as far as publishing goes, but a lot of people are asking for a sequel to LFTL. I could see that happening, but I could also see pursuing other projects that have been on my heart. I guess we'll have to wait that one out!”