Calista Lynne is a perpetual runaway who grew up on the American East Coast and is currently studying English and Drama in London.
She is oftentimes seen screeching at Big Ben and pointing out the same landmarks on a daily basis, and is having difficulty adjusting to the lack of Oxford commas across the pond. She writes because it always seemed to make more sense than mathematics, and has superb parents who support more than just her latte addiction. If Calista Lynne could change one thing about her life, it’d probably be her lack of ability to play both of the ukuleles adorning her rainbow bookshelves.
What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
Write for money. Write for free. Just make sure you actually write.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
When I plan a novel, I do it in a long numbered list of scenes and events. If one is throwing me off, I just move onto the next number.Tell us
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
In it, I unfairly slam the song Green Tambourine, but it’s actually one I quite enjoy and never skip. That’s been giving me some guilt.
What are you reading now?
The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman. He is the greatest writer of our time and I was lucky enough to get a signed edition of this beauty.
Describe your writing space.
I write wherever I have the easiest access to caffeine.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Wear lots of glitter and see as much cheap theater as a person can manage.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
In my fifth grade yearbook it says I wanted to be a volcanologist, but that was just the biggest word I knew and I wanted to impress the teacher.
Fantasy / Lesbian / Paranormal / Queer-Spectrum
Victoria Dinham doesn’t have much left to look forward to. Since her father died in a car accident, she lives only to fulfill her dream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory. But soon she finds another reason to look forward to dreams when she encounters an otherworldly girl named Ashlinn, who bears a message from Victoria’s comatose brother. Ashlinn is tasked with conjuring pleasant dreams for humans, and through the course of their nightly meetings in Victoria’s mind, the two become close. Ashlinn also helps Victoria understand asexuality and realize that she, too, is asexual.
But then Victoria needs Ashlinn’s aid outside the realm of dreams, and Ashlinn assumes human form to help Victoria make it to her dance audition. They take the opportunity to explore New York City, their feelings for each other, and the nature of their shared asexuality. But like any dream, it’s too good to last. Ashlinn must shrug off her human guise and resume her duties creating pleasant nighttime visions—or all of humanity will pay the price.