Discovering great stories and storytellers

LynHWelcome to Storyline. I’m Lyn Haines, popular culture addict, history buff, teacher, writer and mum.

I’m passionate about great storytelling, in whatever form it comes in.

Through this site you might find your next great read, an author to follow, an event to go to, a podcast to listen to or a great film to watch.

Speaking of stories …

Did I mention I’m a writer? I have BA in Communications from UTS and I am a member of the NSW Writers’ Centre and the Australian Society of Authors.

By day I’m the Communications Manager for the children’s cancer charity Neuroblastoma Australia and by night I pursue my life-long passion for creative writing with my friends the Weeds Writers.

I developed my first novel, Mnemosyne’s Daughter, as part of the 2015 Year of the Novel at the NSW Writers’ Centre, under the tutelage of acclaimed author Emily Maguire. Think Ruth Park’s Playing Beatie Bow with urban fantasy sensibilities and the science of Marita Smith’s debut novel Convergence.

Sydney film maker Serena Hunt of FunkyMunky Productions has transformed one of my short stories, Worth, into a screenplay. Worth explores a post pandemic Australia where the sick must prove their ‘worth’ to society to qualify for medical care.

I’m currently expanding Worth into a larger piece to accompany Switch Switch is a historical fiction hiding within a modern-day thriller, in the tradition of Kate Mosse’s bestselling Labyrinth series. My aim is to create a novel in three parts. 

I’ll be posting news regarding these and other writing projects through Storyline, so stay tuned.

Lyn