Lynn Galloway is one of two people I have chosen to help me get Endever off the ground and running into a full-blown publishing company. Please take a moment to get to know her.
My name is Lynn Galloway and I reside in the beautiful state of Colorado. I live about thirty minutes away from the base of the Rocky Mountains and am blessed to be able to see the gorgeous landscape every day. This is a picture of my husband, Lee, on our wedding day, watching the storm clouds roll in (we had an outdoor venue) and those behind him are the Flatirons in Boulder. This is one of our favorite hiking places.
We will always live in Colorado, which makes looking for a job in publishing that much more difficult. We were not about to pick up and move to New York, which is the main hub for publishing. Endever coming along and taking a chance on me was the best thing to happen to me in the world of publishing to date. I am able to stay in my favorite state, work from home, and be in publishing.
Why publishing? It wasn’t my original intention when I started college. I thought my calling would be music because I am such a band kid (flute, piano, and percussion). It wasn’t until my senior year, in one specific Lit class, that I discovered English was my forte.
My first year of college I attended Colorado State University, but I was homesick and came home after one year. The next 8-9 years went a little like this:
Move out of my parents’ house, work three jobs, think about attending college again, finally get back into school, but of course meet a boy, have a baby girl. Put school on hold to be parents. Get married. He completes his degree while I manage to get back to school. He goes to police academy and becomes state certified, I obtain my degree, and start the job search.
But that’s just an overview. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in journalism in May of 2015. I switched up my major from secondary education to writing when my Mom said to me, “If you could just get paid to read, you’d be all set.” And it was true! Reading is my kryptonite, but I have also always been a writer. I didn’t necessarily know it at the time, but as soon as I took the leap and switched my major, I realized I had found my calling.
Through it all, my husband and my daughter, Layna, have been my backbone and support system. Layna is six-years-old and in first grade. She is a pro at pushing my buttons and loving me all in one moment. She is energetic, talks all the time, and has a heart of solid gold. She also loves to stare at herself in the mirror, dance, and sing.
Any questions you have about me, ask! I want to hear what you want to know.
Have you submitted your short story for the Endever Writing Contest?? The deadline is February 25th, only 22 days away, so get your story in!