Thursday – A Little Personal – #RRBC BlogTalkRadio Interview with Michael Lynes

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Today at 11:00 CST i will be hosting Rave Reviews Book Club member Michael Lynes. Here is the blurb.

Welcome to Rave Reviews Book Club’s BlogTalkRadio production of  “SPOTLIGHT HONORS,” where host, John W. Howell,  is joined by Author Michael Lynes. We are discussing his novel “There is a Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer,”  Join us as we explore this novel and become better acquainted with Author Michael Lynes .

Here is a link to the show

Here is more information about Michael and his book There is a Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer.


Five-year-old Christopher Aaron has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to this bizarre new world they have been thrust into?

Heart-wrenching, searing and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader in Christopher’s intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle. Winner 2015 TISBA Award for Memoir. Finalist 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards for Biography/Memoir


Author Bio

 MICHAEL LYNES is a serial entrepreneur who has founded several startup ventures.
He enjoys dry red wine and the occasional single malt scotch. When not occupied with arcane engineering projects, he spends his time playing with his two grandchildren, baking bread, feeding seasoned hardwood into his ancient Timberline wood stove, working on his various cars, bird watching, and taking amateur photographs. His current menagerie includes one short-haired turtle shell cat and a pair of actual turtles. Mr. Lynes was awarded a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and currently works as an embedded software engineer. He has a consuming interest in the science of emotion as promulgated by Dr. Paul Ekman and has made a comprehensive study of his Face and Emotion courses.

He has four sons, has been married for over thirty years, and currently lives with his wife and youngest son in the beautiful secluded hills of Sussex County, New Jersey.

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Twitter handle: @woodheat




  1. Such a difficult topic, John. I’m sure you put a huge amount of thought into how to handle this interview. I know it will be mindful and handled with care. Mega hugs to you and Michael. 🙂

    1. Thanks. It seems like I get the sensitive ones. The story is really uplifting even though quite sad.

  2. Oh man! I’d listen in, but I’ll be at work. I may have to pick it up later.

    1. Work is the curse of the drinking class.

    1. Thank you Charles.

  3. Thanks for the heads up, John. I’m laughing at your comment to coldhand. I’ve got the same curse.

    1. I know. Don’t know how you do it. 🙂

  4. Well done, John.
    Well done, indeed.

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