Lyn Cote Asks–Have you ever heard of America’s First Self-Made Female Millionaire?

on April 13, 2018

Have you ever heard of Madame C J Walker? She was the first self-made (not inherited wealth) woman millionaire in the US. This video is just a quick dab of info. If you click the tab above, marked Women Who Made History, I have a longer video that tells much more about this remarkable woman…. Read More

Lyn Cote

Lyn Cote

USA Today best-selling author of over 40 romances, Lyn Cote writes award-winning contemporary and historical romance. Her brand is "Strong Women, Brave Stories." Her books feature a strong heroine, often a multi-cultural cast of characters and authentic history or contemporary life. She lives with her real life hero in a lakeside cottage in the northwoods with two fun cats. (She loves dogs too. :-)

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Do You Like Where You Live and Why?

on March 14, 2018

Lyn Cote here-I know that’s not a question people ask you directly but many times they ask it indirectly with comments, intimating that they wouldn’t want to live where you do!  I live in the far northwoods of Wisconsin. Lake Superior is just an hour an a half drive north of my house. And people,… Read More

Valentine’s Day -Thumbs Up or Down?

on February 14, 2018

Last Thursday I took part in a Valentine’s Day Party on Facebook. One of the authors asked the readers–How did you meet your husband or true love? It seemed an appropriate question for that event. Two readers, however, responded that they were single and were happy to be. And I thought-YES! I know that it’s… Read More

Fact inspires Fiction

on January 15, 2018

Do you enjoy stories which are inspired by real people? Winter Homecoming was inspired by a real life twentieth century heroine in my hometown. She was called the “Angel in Snowshoes.” To read about Dr. Kate Newcomb, drop by my previous blog post. Here’s more about my story~ Catching a freight train out of Chicago… Read More

Are All Your Christmases Bright?

on December 14, 2017

Lyn Cote here and that’s me with my two cats in front of our Christmas tree. A happy image. However, I’m aware that not everyone’s Christmas is always a happy time. Life has its trials. I don’t need to name them all. You know what they are. I remember one Thanksgiving when two days before… Read More

In the Mood for a WINTRY free Mystery-Romance?

on November 14, 2017

Lyn Cote here–wonder why we like to wrap up in an afghan and read a winter romance in winter? You’d think we’d want to do that when it’s hot. But then we’re reading beach romance. Go figure. Anyway if you’re in the mood for a “snowy” romance with mystery, I have just what you’re looking… Read More

Why I Live in the Boonies

on October 16, 2017

Lyn Cote here- Of course, the boonies is short for the boondocks. According to the online dictionary, the origin of this word is: boondocks — 1910s, from Tagalog bundok “mountain.” Adopted by occupying American soldiers in the Philippines for “remote and wild place.” Reinforced or re-adopted during World War II. Hence, also boondockers “shoes suited for… Read More

Have you ever tried a boxed set of novellas by a variety of authors?

on September 15, 2017

Lyn Cote here—I am participating in a boxed set with 14 Christmas novellas, a mix of wholesome sweet romances and some inspirational by 14 authors. Right now you can pre-order it while it’s at the introductory price of 99 cents. The set, Sweet Christmas Kisses 4, contains quite a mix of authors. Here are a… Read More

Did You Read Little House on the Prairie?

on August 14, 2017

My latest Love Inspired Historical romance Frontier Want Ad Bride is set in Pepin, Wisconsin, the birthplace of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of all the “Little House” books. Pepin was the setting of the first “House” book, The Little House in the Big Woods. I really tried to capture that “Little House in the Prairie”… Read More

Light, Sweet, Short Summer Read, Free from Lyn Cote

on July 14, 2017

It’s Summer! I hope you’ve noticed that by now. 🙂 In my neck of the northwoods of Wisconsin, summer was a long time comin’ this year. Didn’t start till late June. (I am not kidding!) In celebration of SUMMER, I’ve posted my ebook short story collection, “Two Seasons of Romance” on Book Funnel (which will… Read More