When Lynda Stacey was involved in a car crash destroying the nerves in her shoulder her career as a diving instructor was also left in tatters.
Unable to use her right arm for several months following the accident Lynda was left with no other option than to leave her job as a PADI scuba diving instructor.
But determined not to let the 2008 crash derail her career ambitions Lynda decided to pursue a dream she had had since the age of 14 - writing.
Speaking about the aftermath of the crash Lynda said: “I knew couldn’t dive anymore I completely lost the use of my right arm for few months and even after that it was weak. Even when I had recovered I went out to Egypt to dive and as soon as I was in rough sea I knew I didn’t have the strength in my arm to cope, I was scared I was going to put myself in danger and affect the safety of others.
“I couldn’t dive, or teach anymore and was left with many hours on my hands so it was then that I once again turned to my love of writing.
“I started playing at it, making up characters, coming up with ideas and it went from there.”
Fast forward a decade and Lynda is now an acclaimed author celebrating the paperback release of her latest book ‘Tell Me No Secrets’.
Lyn Vernham of women’s fiction publisher, Choc Lit said: “With the success of her first two books, House of Secrets - an Amazon Top 10 Romantic Suspense bestseller as well as winner of the national ‘Search for a Star’ competition, and its sequel, House of Christmas Secrets, it would seem that Lynda has found a winning formula.”
Lynda, who is currently house hunting in Epworth said: “This is a dream come true and the fact that the books have been so well received is just amazing.”
“I would encourage anyone passionate about writing to give it a go and think about the long game, it’s not going to happen overnight. “
Tell Me No Secrets is available to order online and at all major bookshops.