Lynny Prince

Writing Thrillers

10:30 a.m.
Session 4





Lynny Prince was born in Louisville, KY. and started writing at a very young age. Her mother wrote beautiful poetry that expressed the trials and tribulations of her life and the lives of her daughter's, which had a big influence on Lynny’s writing career.

She began writing at the age of twelve, writing and illustrating her own books about horses, her first love, and was inspired by Marguerite Henry and herMisty of Chincoteague books. The books Lynny penned were full of adventures and always had happy endings as only a child could write them. Around the same age she began playing guitar, and so began a singing career that spanned some 30 years. She continued to write short stores, often involving the paranormal, in between penning songs. Her last group, Miss Joshua, won several awards for their original material before going their separate ways in January of 2000.

She and her husband Matt married in May of 2000, a second marriage for both and he insisted that she stop working as a paralegal assistant and write full time when he read the first few chapters of one of her unpublished novels which is about the ghost of Marilyn Monroe. Along with support from Matt and her two children, she wrote full-time until her mother fell seriously ill.

She began writing "Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller" in January 2004 in the few spare moments she had while helping to care for her mother. She says the book saved her sanity during those dark hours and the spirits that she wrote about are still with her today. “They wrote the book really. I’m just the vehicle by which their story traveled to the paper,” she says.

Lynny is of Scots-Irish and Cherokee ancestry, with German thrown in “for the sauerkraut side.” She continues to write from the small Kentucky farm she shares with her husband Matt, who is a full- blooded Dakota Sioux from Manitoba, Canada. They are the founders of Red Road Awareness, an organization that raises awareness concerning Native American issues that are faced in the Kentuckiana area. They are also on the committee for the Ancestor Days Memorial Reunion, which commemorates the reburial of the 900+ graves of Indigenous people that were dug up and desecrated in 1987 in Uniontown, KY.

The Prince’s have two children and four grandchildren.