I’m the author of the YA fantasy series, The Medoran Chronicles.

The first book, AKARNAE, is now available – WOOHOO!! It even has its very own official website at WWW.AKARNAE.COM where you can read a free extract and find out how to purchase it as a paperback or an e-book. There’s even FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING if you buy the physical copy of it. How cool!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy experiencing this journey—and the accompanying awesomeness—with me!


The first book in The Medoran Chronicles

Release Date: February 1st, 2015


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  1. Hi Lynette
    I have just finished reading your advance copy of “Akarnae” and found it most enjoyable, highly captivating and extremely well written. And that from a 74 year old man who reads a wide variety of books. If you could email me I would like to receive your approval to do a preview in our local newspaper.

    • Oh, wow, thank you so much, Blair! How lovely of you to say so!

      I’ve just received your email and have forwarded it to my publishers for their permission but I can’t imagine there being any problems. Thank you again – and I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it!


  2. Hello Mrs Noni, I have just finished reading your book and I really enjoyed and finished just a few minutes ago after getting it has a Christmas present. And I found this book similar to Harry Potter in both the story and how good this book is. But your website says that it comes out on the February The 1st next year! When I got it yesterday on 25th of December this year so i am very confused. And I checked my book and it dosn’t say its a sample of the real one or anything so….. Yeah… Any way I can’t wait till Book Two comes out and I hope you actually write and stuff. Thank you for this amazing reading experience.

    • Hi Luke! Wow, I’m so impressed that you read it in two days! Thank you so much for letting me know that you enjoyed it – I’m so pleased to hear that!

      As to your confusion, you’re correct that it’s not officially released until February, but my publishers have been sending ARCs (advanced reading copies) out to various media people and book reviewers, so I’m guessing the person who gave it to you as a gift was on the list of reviewers. Maybe check with them if you’re not sure? But otherwise you can just have enjoy the knowledge that you’ve read it before it’s even released! :-)

      Thanks again so much for getting in touch – and again, I’m so pleased you enjoyed reading it!


      • Dear Mrs Noni it’s me Luke again. I hope your first book Akarnae got lots of good feedback and stuff. My parent told me it was stupid to not tell you my age when I thought it was bad because people always are saying don’t talk to strangers. So if a stranger asks my name while I’m walking my dog, I tell them my name is Steve ( that was my first choice name for a fake name, I’m not saying the second one online to cover my identity and stuff ) Ok so I’m actully 14 years old. So… Yeah…any way I really have no idea how I got an advanced reading copy, well I got it from ( don’t laugh ) Santa Clause and he is very mysterious… Anyway I know it been 4 months and you probably won’t look at this but if you do… Thank you for this amazing reading experience and for doing what you do

        P.S when is Book 2 coming out? Please don’t stop the series after the first one. Please dont.

      • Aww, thank you so much (again), Luke! (Aka Steve! That’s a good fake name, by the way! Some of my favourite people are named “Steve” – including my brother! But you’re definitely right to be careful about stranger danger, so good on you!)

        As for more books, don’t worry – Akarnae is part of a five book series (called The Medoran Chronicles) and they will all be coming out! The second one is already written and will be released sometime in the next year. So keep an eye out for more news coming soon – yay!

        Thanks again so much for loving my book – and for getting back in touch to let me know more! It’s readers like you who make me love what I’m doing so much! Thank you!


  3. Hello Lynette

    I received a copy of your book from a family member who works at the book printer where your book was printed. I can’t wait to read it, it sounds fantastic.

  4. Hi! Thank you for liking my post. 😀 By the way, I’m excited to read your book! I’m hoping that it would be release in the Philippines in February as well. 😁 I love YA novels, and the cover of your book looks amazing! 😀

    • Thank you! It’s so exciting! (And so surreal!)

      I think the book launch is going to be the biggest celebration – I seriously can’t wait! The venue is beyond beautiful and my publishers have organised what I think will be an incredible night of celebrating! Woohoo! :-)

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    • Thank you so much! Unfortunately, I don’t offer guest blogging at this stage simply because it’s more about my personal journey at the moment… But I’ll keep it in mind for the future! :-)

  6. Hi Lynette,

    I reading Akarnae and I absolutely love it! It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a while, and I read LOADS of books. The characters are so funny and it’s really well written. I also really like how everything’s so descriptive- I could picture everything in my head easily, and I love all the magical (advanced technology) that Alex discovers in Medora I seriously can’t wait until book 2!

  7. Congratulations!!!
    I too have just finished writing a novel. I can relate to how you feel.
    Bravo on the cover too!!

  8. Hi Lynette! its Maddy who you met at the bookstore :D i just want to say i love the book so much, and I’ve only read up to chapter 2! your really an inspiration, and I’m going to make sure to recommend the book to all of my friends!! : )

    • Hi Maddy! That’s so cool!! Thanks so much for letting me know! (YAY!!)

      I had this total freak out after we parted ways because I couldn’t remember if I’d spelled your name with a “y” or if I’d signed it on autopilot and accidentally written “ie” – but I sooooo hope I did “y”!! Eeek!

      Anyway, feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about writing or anything else like that! I’m also giving a 2 hour writing workshop at a Gold Coast library in about 3 weeks (for national youth week) where I’ll discuss things like character development and world building (and the writing process in general) so if you’re interested in coming along, let me know and I’ll have my publicist get in touch with all the details! (It’s free, btw!) Oh, and I spoke with my publishers and they’re looking forward to you getting in touch with them about Betrothed! How exciting!

      Thanks again so much – and I really hope you continue to enjoy Akarnae! I would love to hear your thoughts when you’re done! :-)

      • Ha ha, i just finished and it was AMAZING!! Jordan actually reminds me exactly of one of my friends Jordan, same cheekiness and all!

        i will ask my parents about that workshop, i think it would be absolutely amazing (and i think my story characters could use some development) and i will definitely get in touch with the publishers :D

        thank you so much, your amazing and i can’t wait for… i think it said the next book is Raelia? i can’t wait for it :D

  9. Hi I’m reading your book now and it’s really great. I just wanted to know when is book 2 realia, coming out because I really don’t to wait too months and months for the next one because well it’s addicting. I love how it’s similar to harry potter yet totally different. I can’t wait to read the next one
    From your #1 fan hade

  10. Hi i loved Akarnae. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read and I can wait for #2. In the future books is there going to be a love interest for Alex or bear and Jordan? Also when is #2 coming out and are you working on any other books. Love the series

    Best wishes for the future ⭐️

    • Hi Hade! Wow, thank you so much for your lovely message(s)! I’ve only just had a chance to log on since I’m currently away interstate at author events and my internet access has been scatty, so these were wonderful for me to receive right now! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed Akarnae so much!

      As for Raelia. the good news is, it’s already written… But I still have to go through the professional editing and publishing process and that takes a little bit of time. It’ll definitely be out within the next 10-12 months, though! And I also have the first book in another series planned to come out in that time too, so keep an eye out for that!

      Thanks again so much! It was fantastic to hear such wonderful feedback from you!

  11. I absolutely love your book and the characters within them! The detail of everything and how well written all the characters are are…I simply can’t explain it in words but you are amazing at writing this story (maybe that’s your gift?) heh. By the way, does the same amount of time pass between the two worlds? And points at the end! Poor Alex, having to deal with Karter! :) Gave me a laugh.
    Really though, your book is amazing and I look forward to the next release and any other series you make.

    • Hey Aleesha!

      Aww, thanks so much for your lovely words! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed Akarnae so much – woohoo!!

      As for time – yep! The same amount passes here as it does in Medora – which we sort of hear a little bit about at the beginning of the second book. :-)

      And just to give you something to (hopefully) look forward to, the first book in another series is due to come out later this year/early next year (around the same time as Raelia), and yesterday I also finished writing the first book in ANOTHER different series as well. Plenty happening!! :-D

      Again, I’m so stoked you enjoyed reading – and thanks so much for getting in touch and letting me know!!


  12. Hi Lynette!!
    You recently visited my school (Kenmore High) and I loved your visit! I wanted to say thank you :) and also I decided to read your book and it was AWESOME! I just finished it now and apparently there is a long waiting line at the library ;P
    Can’t wait for book 2!!


    • Hi Mia!

      That’s so cool! It was so wonderful to visit Kenmore High and have a chance to chat with you all! And I’m stoked to hear that you enjoyed Akarnae! Yay!!

      Thanks so much for letting me know! Hopefully I’ll be able to come back again one day!


  13. hi there!
    I stumbled across this page because I was looking for the second book and am curious as to when book two will be released (is there a specific date). I bought this book for something to do on a long flight and though you would like to know that I finished it in a day because It was absolutely captivating! I also loved the fact that you dove straight into the fun material unlike many other books I have read, which take a third of the book to become remotely interesting. Thank you for the astonishing read from one Aussie to another 😊

    • Oh, wow! Thank you so much for contacting me, Chauntelle! I’m so stoked to hear you enjoyed Akarnae so much!

      As for book two, it should be coming back from my editor any day now, which means the publishing process is well under way. Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date just yet, but as soon as I know, I’ll be sure to blast it all over social media – so stay tuned! I also have the first in another series coming out towards the end of this year (or early next year, depending) called Dreamscape, so keep an eye out for news about that one, too!

      Thanks again so much for letting me know you enjoyed Akarnae so much – how lovely of you!

      Lyn 😄

  14. Hi!
    I read your book and it qas the best thing i have ever read. I really love Akarnae and i can’t wait for book 2. I really love it! I don’t know how to express my feeling with words. I wish Akarnae would come out as a movie. Haha. Anyways this book is amazing!

  15. Hi Lynette,

    Thank you so much for a wonderful book. I had high hope after hearing your brief description at Gold Coast Supanova and it has more than lived up to expectations. Great Job!! Can’t wait for the next one. Tracy

  16. AAhhh I just finished reading Akarnae and it was so good. At first I was a bit apprehensive of Alex’s snarky character, but it turned out to be very funny and enjoyable as I sat down to fully lose myself in the book. I can’t believe it’s a new book!!!! I almost wish I hadn’t read it until at least three are published ugh now I have to wait ugh again.
    Anyways SO EXCITED for Raelia and please continue to write stories for a long time to come!

    • Awww!!! Thanks so much, Claire! I’m stoked to hear that you enjoyed it! I’m currently finalising the editing of Raelia and I can’t wait to share the next part of Alex’s journey with the world! :-)

      And don’t worry – I love writing way too much to stop anytime soon! I have the first in another series coming out later this year (or early next year, depending on my publishers), and I also finished writing another first-in-a-series just a fortnight ago. So, plenty happening – and plenty to read in the the future!

      Thanks again so much for getting in touch – and for loving Akarnae!


      • A new series?! I’m ready to dive in already! Does it have a title??? I can’t wait to read Raelia and I’m really excited. All good things to those who wait… BUT…
        I’m just going to read Akarnae again now.

        Hope your books come out soon!

  17. Thanks for liking my posts. Congrats on your book and wish you all the best for other books in the series as well. I just checked your website and just downloaded the free excerpt. Great cover on the book by the way. I love harry otter and have been a huge fan of X-men cartoon and movie. I am very excited for your book. Do you think I could get an ARC of Akarnae to review in my blog??

    • Hey! You’re welcome – and thanks so much! I hope you enjoy the excerpt!

      As for ARCs – you’d have to contact my publishers (Pantera Press) to ask since they’re the ones in charge of distributing review copies… BUT alternatively, until the end of this month there’s a special on Amazon where the ebook of Akarnae is only 99c (or 77c in the US if you’re overseas) which is a total bargain if you’re interested!

      Thanks also about the cover compliment – the designers did such an amazing job!! :-)

  18. The story sounds legitimately interesting, and the cover is beautiful! Definitely an eye-catcher with the lovely lighting and greenery. Thank you so much for liking my “Inside Out” movie review! I greatly appreciate you for it! =)

  19. This was seriously the BEST BOOK I have ever read. I’m so excited to read the second one and omg I can even wait. I literally finished the book in a day 💕

    • Hi! Oh, wow, thanks so much! I’m stoked to hear you enjoyed it! At this stage we’re aiming to have it out in February. Fingers crossed that the time passes quickly! The good news is, I think we may be releasing some teaser chapters before then! Stay tuned! :-)

  20. Hi Lynette,
    I bought your book at CoastNova in April & due to my hectic life (a single mum), I’ve just started to read Akarnae & I’m thouroughly enjoying it. The friendship between Alex, Jordan & Bear is great. I’ll definately be waiting for future books. Hopefully I can get them all signed like I did the first one.

  21. Hello Lynette,
    My name is Jess and I’m 14 years old.
    I just got ur book this morning after a staff member a Dymocks suggested it and I just finished a couple of minutes ago. It was amazing, I absolutely was mesmerised. The book reminded me the Harry Potter series a fair bit, which is so cool considering I love Harry Potter. Anyway I just wanted to thank you with providing me with such a fantastic read because I was running out of books. I’ve always been a eager reader and when I read books such as yours it just makes me feel immensely happy. The thing I love the most about your book is the fact that the main character is a female, which I thing is very important. I can’t wait till the next book comes out!!!

    Love Jess

    • Hi Jess! Aww, thank you so much! I absolutely love hearing that you enjoyed Akarnae so much! And wow, what a quick reader you are! I’m impressed!!

      Thanks so much for getting in touch and letting me know – it really means a lot!

      Lyn :-)

      • No worries, I’m glad that I can provided you with some happiness as you have provided me with through your book

  22. Hello again.
    Any word on a release date for the second book. Totally fell in love with all the characters & I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for them.
    Keep it up. And thank you for introducing us to your world.

    • Hey Lynda! At this stage we’ll be releasing RAELIA in February! Thanks so much for loving AKARNAE – I can’t wait for the next part of Alex’s story to be shared with the world! :-D

  23. Hi, my name is Madisyn and i just finished reading your book and I am still awestruck at the world you have brought to life. Sine I’ve started reading, I haven’t wanted it to stop which brings me to my question….when will the sequel be released? I’ve only just put it down and I feel like I must pick it back up to relive the incredible world of Akarnae.

    • Hey Madisyn! Wow, thank you! That means sooooo much to me!! :-D

      To answer, at this stage RAELIA is coming out in February – hopefully the time will pass quickly because I can’t wait to share it with the world!!

      Thanks again for getting in touch and letting me know how much you enjoyed AKARNAE! :-)

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