Lillie, A Motherless Child


Today, I’m hosting author, Lynn Hobbs, on my blog. Join us as we talk about Lynn’s new book, “Lillie, A Motherless Child”.

Hi Lynn, let’s start off by having you give us some background on you and your writing.

How long have you been writing and how did you get started?

I was born and raised in Houston. My family moved to Northeast Texas when I was a young teenager. I was amazed at the difference in living in the small town of Jefferson, and wrote large letters back home to my aunts, uncles, and cousins. These were business-size envelopes that I stuffed beyond capacity and had to secure the back flap with scotch tape. In reading my descriptions of everything I experienced and witnessed, they encouraged me to continue writing. This led to writing poems and short stories. I became a published gospel songwriter, and published poet. My passion for writing continued. I felt pulled into writing with more depth and began writing novels

What do you enjoy most about writing?

I always pray for direction before my fingertips touch the keyboard, and enjoy when the pace of writing quickens as the story unfolds with meaningful dialogue and scenes.

You have a new book. Tell us a little about Lillie, A Motherless Child.           

Lillie, A Motherless Child is the true life story of my mother, Lillie Fritsche. One of sixteen siblings born in the depression era, her own mother passed away when Lillie was seven years old. Follow her journey from a motherless child to an inspiring woman of faith. Book includes treasured family photos, and some of her favorite, handed-down German recipes. I hope you will enjoy this glimpse of her life narrowed down to 430 pages. Paperback is in large print. Kindle e-book edition is in regular print.

What do you hope to accomplish with your writing?

I want to offer readers a story with morals, without profanity, for all age groups and gender. My goal in writing my Running Forward Series; a faith and family saga, was to show a Christian viewpoint by the action of my characters facing modern day issues. My goal in writing Lillie, A Motherless Child was twofold; to share moments no longer lost in time; and to display her faith and determination in all she encountered. My current work in progress is a second Christian Fiction series.

Where can readers purchase your books?

All of my books can be purchased on, and on Kindle.

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Thank you for being with us today, Lynn. We wish you the best in your writing.