Local Entrepreneur Makes Her Debut at the 2008 Baltimore Book Festival: Lynn Pinder Releases New Christian Fiction Book and Launches Publishing Company
BALTIMORE – A local writer and entrepreneur, Lynn Pinder, is one of twenty-eight self-published authors scheduled to participate in the Authors Tent at the 2008 Baltimore Book Festival on September 28th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Pinder’s book - Psalms of the Daughter - is the first book released through TAKE ACTION! Publishing (www.takeactionpublishing.com).
Psalms of the Daughter (ISBN# 978-0-6151-4410), an eclectic collection of Christian-themed poems and short stories, will surely tug at readers’ heart strings. The writing – honest and intense – accentuates an urban flair on pressing social issues rarely portrayed from a Christian perspective. The book also includes a set of discussion questions appropriate for book clubs and Christian Bible study groups. Reasonably priced at $11.95, Psalms of the Daughter is available for purchase online at www.takeactionpublishing.com.
Psalms of the Daughter is the first release of Pinder’s newly established TAKE ACTION! Publishing. TAKE ACTION! Publishing, a subsidiary of Create-A-Book Baltimore, was created to (1) help aspiring and seasoned authors use online resources to publish Christian-themed works of fiction and non-fiction; and (2) help individuals and organizations publish their stories of challenge and/or triumph in taking action against social, environmental, and economic injustices. TAKE ACTION! Publishing also works with socially conscious businesses, adult literacy organizations, schools, churches, and substance abuse programs to offer writing workshops as a healing tool for personal development, growth, and recovery.
An upshot of the slogan: Baltimore…the City that Reads, Pinder grew up poor in West Baltimore and is a current resident of an emerging, working-class neighborhood in East Baltimore. Like most of her neighbors in the 800 block of N. Montford Avenue, Pinder is a Baltimore citizen struggling to attain financial security and the American dream. She is a product of the Baltimore City Public School System and a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of MD. “I believe Baltimore is a city in renaissance and has more to offer the world than violence-tainted news headlines and drug-focused HBO series portrayals. I hope investors and business owners will see the value of supporting initiatives that help people live their best lives,” said Pinder. She challenges those who say they believe in a better Baltimore to move out of their comfort zones, to dig a little deeper, and to help ordinary people in Baltimore do extraordinary things.