“First Story Published!”

First off, Happy 2019!

Second, I’m starting off the New Year with a bang in the writing realm. One of my stories has found a home!

My fiction story, “The Perfect Hiding Place” was accepted for publication in the 2019 January/February issue of the charming e-magazine, Kid’s Imagination Train! It’s a thrill to see my name in the Table of Contents even.


Please read my story here:

This is my first children’s story to be published. Needless to say, I’m excited. Yay!

Your input: I’d love your feedback, please! What you liked, or didn’t like. Thank you.


  1. Congratulations, Lynn. Freddy is surely a determined character… and a winner in the way every parent (and librarian) hopes. Freddy’s “performances” in the library are fun, and his ability to influence his friends is a fine way to end the story. Brava!

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Judi! It’s nice to get an author/librarian’s view on this story. I always found the library to be an enchanting place as a child…and as a big child now!


  2. A charming story, Lynn! Congratulations!!! You put a new spin on the idea that a library is a great place to hide away and seek escape to other worlds!

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    • Thank you, Catherine! I appreciate your feedback. I like that the library can be so many things to so many people, regardless of their age. It’s surely one of the best places to take children – there and nature!


  3. Lynn,Let me say first the opening two sentences hooked me right from the start.  I love the story.  The story is well constructed: you have a main charcter and a great opening, a plot with drama, and a nice ending.I like you use of descriptive words like “taunted” and “counted” to identify who is speaking.  I would hve liked to have sn more of this stule throughout the rest of the story.The part about Freddie hiding in the yard behond the fence is confusing.  Is he in the front or back yard?  How is he shushing the dog after he already ran from the yard?You might use another word other than “blasted” to describe how fst he ran around the corner.  Consider: dashed, darted, streaked, or zipped.I applaud you for this story and the fact that you are now published.  I am a fan of your voice in writing.All the best.KevinKropcola@gmail.comSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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    • Wow, thank you so much for your detailed review of my story, Kevin! I appreciate the good points as well as you pointing out things I didn’t notice. In my mind, Freddy was trying to quiet the dog over his shoulder while running away. I’m excited to be published as well! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


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