William "Bill" Thomas Lynam

Bill Lynam taught in New York. He is the author of Arizona histories for a local newspaper and fiction and non-fiction articles for various magazines. His "Steampunk Mashup," a collection of science fiction short stories was published in 2017 on Amazon and Kindle. He co-authored "Footloose Pilgrims," a coming of age travelogue about hitch-hiking, bicycling and mopeding in Europe with further travels in North Africa, South and Central Americas, published in 2014 and available on Amazon and Kindle.

Hot off the press is "Bernie, The Flying Squirrel" published February 2018. This full-color, illustrated children’s book for four to eight-year-olds, features Bernie, who gets into trouble while flying. With the help of his girlfriend and his mother, he not only gets out of trouble, he goes on to win a prize.

"Lucky Foxes," an early readers chapter book by Eleanor Maroney and edited by Bill Lynam is about two red foxes—Tommy and Tina, who by good fortune, find gold.

In the works, is a historical novel—"The Confederate Canuck"—about a Canadian lumberman who rafts down the Mississippi River looking for adventure and finds more than he bargains for during the Civil War as an officer for the South.

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Bernie, the Flying Squirrel
Children / Teens
Puyup Publishing Company
August 2018
ISBN 9780991257416
48 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Bernie lives deep in a forest of oak and pine trees. One day, he was out flying through the woods when he saw another squirrel with the largest acorn he'd ever seen coming towards him. More/less

Steampunk Mashup
Children / Teens
Puyup Publishing Company
April 2017
ISBN 9780991257409
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Steampunk Mashup-Fifteen stories of high adventure during the Victorian era. They include: "Danny," a Canadian pickpocket with a magic watch and a mission; "The Experiment," a Boston science newspaper writer covering a Paris conference winds up spying; "Fossicking," a shanghaied Aussie jumps ship in Los Angeles looking for flotsam, jetsam and lagan, and gets more than he expected; "The Curse," royalty gets in trouble ignoring a taboo; "The Duello," a western dust-up resulting in a strange duel; "Twinkle Toes," an Icelandic lady becomes British royalty by means of an invention; "The Seance," a ghost buster and a spirit solve a problem. More/less

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