I was born in Burgersdorp, South Africa, the eldest of three children. After a school career that involved a lot of moving around (I even lived in Namibia for two years during the Border war), I married young and settled in Durban, South Africa (predictably this did not last long).
However, I did (eventually) kiss the frog who turned into a prince, and live my happily ever after .
For a really long time, I worked as a Personal Assistant at an international financial institution. Then lived in Ireland for eight years. After our family moved back to South Africa, I thought I would write my eldest daughter a short story in which things always worked out in the end. My daughter was distraught at leaving her friends behind and moving to the other side of the world. I have always been better at writing how I feel than saying it out loud. The short story grew and grew until I had written more than 80,000 words, and so I discovered the one thing that made me happy and that I would do all day long even if I had to do it for free.
Born into a family of readers, I had never known a time I was not reading. As the eldest of three children (and the only girl), there was never a time when I was not making up stories to keep myself entertained. I love reading stories where I have to read between the lines, and my absolute favourites are books and movies with gasp! endings.
My debut indie book, 'Recycled Souls' was chosen as a Quarter Finalist (top 250 from 5000 entries) in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (Young Adults) 2010. In 2011, my story, 'The Great Divide' (L.O.V.E. / When we Love) was also chosen as a Quarter Finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards (Young Adults). Since then I have written a lot of stories.
In the meantime, we moved to Northern Ireland, and I now call the beautiful walled city of Derry/Londonderry (almost at the top of the world) home where I live with my family, and one (annoyingly) chatty Chantilly cat, named Alvin.
Since March 2020, I am writing sweet romance stories as Lynette Ferreira. I also write horror as Stephen Simpson, and urban fantasy as Rosaline Saul.
What readers are saying...
"Great read from a great author."
"This author knows just how to pull the reader in."
"I found this author very appealing. As I had never read this author before, I was quite skeptical that this read would grasp my attention. Not only was I pleasantly surprised by the ease in which I became engrossed in this book, but I found myself eagerly anticipating what would be revealed in forthcoming chapters."
"Lynette has become one of my favorite Indie authors as all her books that I have read draw you in and you don't want to put them down because you just have to know what is going to happen next!"
"Lynette is a very talented author and her books capture the imagination and draw you into the story so that you feel like you are a part of it."
"A great write from a great author, this book will fill you with delighted surprise and leave you with a warm glow."
"Ferreira is clearly a talented writer with an excellent handle on grammar, pacing and description."
"The author takes you on a journey and as the reader you never want it to end!"
Some achievements worth mentioning...
2020 My Life Hereafter Litpick Five Star Review
2017 The Shape of My Soul Reader's Favourite Five Star Review
2017 My Life Hereafter Top10 Authorsdb book
2017 The Vampire Pirate's Daughter Top10 Authorsdb book
2016 The Girl in Room Thirteen - Quarter finalist in Authorsdb Cover Contest
2015 Soul Drifter- Quarter-Finalist in Authorsdb Cover Contest
2013 The Tokolosh chosen as Staff Pick at Readwave
2013 All Over Again chosen as Creative Writer's - Editor's Pick on Scribd
2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel awards Quarter Finalist (The Great Divide)
2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, Quarter Finalist (Recycled Souls)
2009 Recycled Souls reached #89 on the Amazon (Paid) Bestseller List