The/Studio: Introduce yourself. Tell our readers a little bit about who you are!
Lynn: I am Lynn Hubbard, I am a writer and I own Lemon Press Publishing.
The/Studio: It’s very nice to meet you Lynn. What does Lemon Press Publishing do?
Lynn: Lemon Press publishes a variety of books from Romance to True Crime.
The/Studio: What a variety! What have you learned since starting Lemon Press Publishing?
Lynn: Publishing is a constantly changing field. And I work hard to keep up with it. With new technology anyone can now achieve their dreams.
The/Studio: What about Lemon Press Publishing are you most proud of?
Lynn: I have published over 75 books and have touched tens of thousands of lives through words. I have met the most amazing people. Real life heroes and cowboys. Every day is new experience. You just have to step out of your box.
The/Studio: That’s sounds amazing! What are some of the greatest challenges you face with Lemon Press Publishing?
Lynn: Being too busy! I wear many hats and do volunteer work as well. I am always on the go. I panic when my phone dies.
The/Studio: I know that feeling all too well. Where do you see Lemon Press Publishing in 10 years?
Lynn: I can not imagine the changes in publishing it is changing so fast now. With ebooks and audiobooks, there are no limits. Maybe holographs? 🙂
The/Studio: What type of legacy do you want to leave?
Lynn: I pour my heart and soul into each book. I love formatting and adding something special in each one. No dull print books for Lemon Press. Each and every book is unique and I treat them as such. They are like my children.
The/Studio: What book are you currently working on?
Lynn: I am very patriotic and I spend a lot of time on social media networking. And I kept seeing people share pictures and stories of our veterans who have committed suicide. I could not imagine what they had been through to choose such a path. And I wanted to help. I was not sure what one person could do to help so many. Then I thought what am I good at? I do books. I can make a book. Words have power. They can heal.
Writing is an escape for me. And I thought it may help others to write about their own experiences and touch the readers as well. I believe many veterans are not properly diagnosed with PTSD. And many probably do not even realize they are suffering.
I volunteer with the Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle group of patriots who hold flag lines at our hero’s funerals. They put me in touch with the local American Legion and we started spreading the word.
The Name of the book is PTSD-No Apologies and we have about 20 stories so far. I hope to release a new volume each year. As long as people want to speak, I will be their voice.
The/Studio: This is wonderful! How are you going to use the custom patches you ordered from The/Studio?
Lynn: The Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders wear leather or denim vests. So what better way to spread the word? The Patch was designed to match the title on the cover. Simple and to the point. PTSD-No Apologies.
Lynn: Do you have any promotions you would like to offer our community?
Lynn: Yes, the first Volume will be released on Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, 2015. I am doing a pre-sales through Indiegogo. You can purchase a patch there. Indiegogo- http://igg.me/at/ptsdbook/x/3576341
The/Studio: Is there anything our community members can do to help?
Lynn: The money raised will be used to buy print books and distribute them by hand to the Veteran’s hospitals. The idea is to give them away. This is about saving lives.
If you want to help, please visit the Indiegogo site and share it. Pick up an amazing Patch while you are there. Or even donate a book for a vet.
The/Studio: Do you have any upcoming events that our community members can attend?
Lynn: The Patriot Guard Riders is open to EVERYONE. Bikes are not required, only hearts. They have chapters nationwide. Visit their site: https://www.patriotguard.org
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Thank you Lynn for sharing your story with us and most importantly thank you for the work you are doing for our American Heroes.