THRILLER novel for the internet age will be launched this
weekend by a local teacher
Although already well known for her short
stories, this is the first book by Lynda lavakoli, from Anahilt
who received funding to have her work published from Lisburn
Arts Advisory Council.
Lynda, 52, explained there are two themes to
her novel 'Attachment' - the risk of using 'Friendship' internet
sites to re-establish contact with former colleagues and the
dangers of e-mail correspondence that use 'secreted' viruses to
access information from unsuspecting recipients.
Lynda explained now she began by writing
human interest stories for local newspapers.
'Then, when the new Island Arts Centre
opened, I signed up for the creative writing :lass and began to
experiment with short stories. I was fortunate to win the
Eason/Downtown short story competition a couple of times and
this gave me the confidence to try writing a full length book"
"'Attachment' emerged a few months later
although it too started life as a short story that J felt lent
itself to being extended." Lynda has written the book in email
format - no easy task for someone who considers herself to be
computer illiterate', but feels the final product has been worth
all the hard work and research.
The book will be officially launched this
Saturday, September 22, at the Island Arts Centre but already
Lynda is close to completing her second novel
She said: "It is totally different from the
first and is taking me much longer to write. 1 I have stalled
with it a couple of times but I nope to have the first draft
finished by this Christmas."
Publisned by AuthorHouse, the novel is
currently available through Eason's and a variety of retail