31. January 2016
I received press this week in Lytham St Annes Express and The Blackpool Gazette
A science graduate has made the most of her expertise to celebrate the publication of her debut novel.
Anomaly, the first book by Caitlin Lynagh, is described as
paranormal fantasy. It’s set in the after-life and primarily aimed at
Caitlin, 24, who lives in Lytham with mum Hazel,
graduated from Keele University in 2013 with a BSc degree in biology and
geology and has long had a passion for writing.
In Anomoly, she draws on her science knowledge to create an
emotional story which queries whether the possibility of an afterlife
lies in science rather than faith.
A former pupil of Heyhouses Primary, St Annes and the former Arnold
School, Blackpool says she is ‘more nervous than excited’ about her book
hitting the shops - and explianed how the opportunity, via
Liverpool-based Outlet Publishing. came about.
“I have always enjoyed writing stories and showed this to a friend one day,” said Caitlin.
“She suggested that I send it to Outlet and I was delighted when they said they wanted to publish it.
“It is a standalone story but could also work as the start of a series and I am already well on with my next book.”
Caitlin, who works from home as a research assistant, runs a book
review blog, The Book Igloo, and already has thousands of followers on
Twitter and Tumblr. She has recently started her own Facebook group,
which she hopes will become a discussion platform for the science in her
In Anomaly, character Alice Lynam has been dead for two
years. Deceased souls have important information concerning humanity’s
future, certain individuals are set to change the world and Alice’s
childhood sweetheart, Kyle, happens to be one of them. However, Kyle’s
grief has set him on a path that can only bring frustration and
unhappiness. On Kyle’s 21st birthday, he receives an unusual notebook
which once belonged to Alice. Two pages are missing, and after a freak
accident, Kyle is forced to revisit his past and concludes that his life
is not as coincidental as it seems. Alice needs to find a way to get
through to Kyle and place him on the right path.