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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lynn Voedisch  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Voedisch lives just outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Voedisch is an author, journalist and editor. She has worked for such newspapers and magazines as the ''Chicago Sun-Times'', the ''Los Angeles Times'', the ''Chicago Tribune'', and ''Dance'' magazine.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Excited Light
ISBN: 0595421733

ASJA Press. 2006

Ten-year-old Alex Griffin has plenty of secrets. At night, from his third-floor bedroom in a drafty Victorian mansion, Alex surveys the world and dreams about how life would be if he weren't taking care of his single, alcoholic mom, Allegra Bellini. He confides his secrets to his beat-up toy duck, Dudley. Dudley answers him. Excited Light is a tale of magic and second chances. Young Alex, guided by Dudley and the mysterious entities who visit him, endures his mother's drinking, waiting for a time when she can hear her own spiritual guides. Impulsive Allegra rushes into a reckless romance with Raf Neri, the managing editor of the local newspaper. Neri sweeps her away on a wild ride of nightclubbing, sex, and promises. Then, Neri goes a step too far, taking Allegra to the brink of death. It's up to Alex to save his mother. Guided by Dudley and his angels, he attempts to work a miracle to set his mother free from her addiction.

Dateline: Atlantis
ISBN: 1936558572

Fiction Std. 2013

DATELINE: ATLANTIS is a contemporary fantasy featuring a female Indiana Jones who dives underwater and accidentally finds what just might be the lost world of Atlantis. After she and her photographer document fabulous pyramids under the Caribbean sea, they return to their newspaper in the Los Angeles area, only to have all their evidence stolen. The sea rolls back and reclaims the ruins, and their photographer is kidnapped. Someone doesn’t want the undersea world found.

The simple news assignment becomes more complicated with each turn and takes the Amaryllis Lang (pen name: Amy Quigley) on a whirlwind investigation to Chicago, Florida, Mexico, and the Bahamas.

All along, Amaryllis deals with a cold-case murder, a red-hot editor eager for a Pulitzer, two men who desire her love, deadly traps, and a chance to re-write history.

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