Bio for local author Mollie Lewis Lyon
Born at Sharon General Hospital, and grew up in West Middlesex, I set my first novel, an historical fiction, Main Street, a Gables and Gingerbread Story, on this small town. The setting could be any mid-western town in America, during the early 1900's when fear overpowered common sense. I heard rumors as a child about how people treated strangers, based on religion, ethnicity and race, which were confirmed by older adults after I published. Why did the Klu Klux Klan flourish in the North? Research pointed to a movie, The Birth of a Nation. I explored one woman's fight against isolation and hatred championed by her husband.
My modern novels, Summer Triangle, Outside of Time, Last Free Exit, found their setting in nearby Ohio. As a home health nurse, I worked there with long drives between patient visits. The flat land of Trumbull County let my imagination soar.
Western Pennsylvanians enjoy reading the local flavor and places I incorporated. I delve into deeper themes that I pondered on those long drives. My writing is categorized as inspiration fiction. That is not a bad brand for story telling.
Now, I am working in my beloved Shenango Valley, again, as a home health nurse. My two girls are grown. I'm married to the same man of thirty six years. Two cats and a dog keep me on my writing toes. Two novels are in progress, working toward a 2018 summer and fall release.
My blog is Miss Mollie's Musings. http://missmolliesmusings.blogspot.com/