In this next installment of our Local Authors Series we’re talking to Lynn Goya. In case you’ve missed previous articles, we’ve learned that there are nearly two dozen authors locally here in town. But, there doesn’t really seem to be a way to easily find the books they’ve written or any local source for them to promote their work. We created this series to share the authors stories and to let all of you – perspective readers – get to hear about their works. (If you’ve missed our previous columns, we’ve got links for you at the bottom of this page.)
Please share a short bio to introduce yourself.
I’m flexible, love politics, nature, crafts and the outdoors – and Boulder City. Curly hair defined me as a radical by age three – and I never turned back.
My husband and three children moved to Boulder City in 1993, and live in the same house in the historic district. We love walking downtown to eat, listen to music and meet our friends.
Tell us about the books you’ve written and a short synopsis?
Wrote a book for 4th graders (out of print) on Nevada history – started with the earth forming beneath our feet. Ghosted a book on infertility for a local doctor (out of print). Wrote 4 editions of Fun with the Family in Las Vegas (all out of print) visiting every family-friendly attraction in Clark County. Wrote two hiking guides for Falcon Press with oldest son, Alexander Goya: Best Easy Day Hikes Cedar Rapids: Including Iowa City And Cedar Falls/Waterloo (Best Easy Day Hikes Series), Jun 1, 2010 (regional best-seller) and Best Hikes Near San Diego (Best Hikes Near Series), Aug 16, 2011.
What inspired you to write?
We like to explore.
What do you hope your readers will experience or learn from reading your work?
We believe that travel guides should be fun to read and make one excited to explore while providing new insight into the world around you. These guides fulfill these goals.
When and how did you publish your books.
These guides were published through Falcon Press and other major publishers.
What events in your life contributed to your becoming an author?
I’ve been a professional writer for the past 30 years.
Did you take informal or formal classes or seminars in writing? What would you say to other would be authors about the process of writing?
I have a degree in English. Nothing is better for your writing than sitting down and moving your fingers on your typewriter. I don’t have time to write since I have become an elected official, but there is no better job in the world than that of a journalist.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this visit with Lynn! If you’ve missed any of our other interviews in this series, you can see all of these authors stories here: