Time to Redecorate

A thrift store find that I reupholstered

One of my favorite hobbies is interior decorating. I’m an avid fan of magazines and TV programs that transform a rundown house or a piece of outdated furniture into something beautiful. I love scouting thrift stores and yard sales for bargain items that I can repurpose, just like my favorite interior designer Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” As anyone who has visited my home knows, I enjoy rearranging my furniture and changing accent pieces every now and then for a totally new look—without spending a dime, of course. In fact, I have a “décor closet” filled with items I can swap out as the seasons (or my whims) change. My goal is always to create a comfortable, welcoming space that my family, friends and guests can enjoy.

constructionA few months back, I looked at my website (www.lynnaustin.org) and decided it was overdue for a change. I wanted a space that reflected my style and personality, but that was also a warm, welcoming place where my readers and I could get to know each other a little better. I wanted it to have information about my books—especially when a new one was released—and a place for readers to contact me. I wanted an up-to-date event calendar so that I could meet some of my readers in person the next time I’m speaking or visiting a bookstore in their area. And since I wanted to send out a newsletter occasionally when I have something new or fun to share, I wanted to feature an easy way for interested readers to sign up.

A thrift store find that I reupholstered

I confess that since my talents are limited to writing (and maybe amateur interior design), I needed lots of professional help with my website redecorating project. I’m very grateful to my savvy marketing and publicity expert, Christine Bierma, for all her hard work and great ideas, as well as to the very talented graphic and web designer, Cori de Roos, for the beautifully renovated site. It has been under construction for the past few months and is finally ready to be unveiled this Thursday, August 4. Thank you for your patience while the reconstruction has been taking place.

We’re inching closer and closer to the October release date for my newest novel, “Waves of Mercy,” so there will be a sneak peek at the cover on Thursday. And I’ll be revealing some behind-the-scenes photos from my research in my coming newsletter. Make sure you sign up for it.welcome

The welcome mat will soon be out! I would love for you to stop by and have a look this Thursday—and then please let me know what you think. I look forward to visiting with you.


  1. Well! Not only are you a wonderful writer but now I see you love redos too! I love thrifting and making old things new. I hope you post lots of pictures. Dios te vendiga.

    1. Thanks, Sandra. Maybe I will post some of my thrift store re-dos. May God go with you, too.

  2. You are one of my all-time favorite authors! Your writing is beautiful, insightful, and inspiring. Not only that, it is quite entertaining as well. There are few authors whose books I can’t put down once I’ve started. You are one of the few. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. I can’t wait to read your next book!

  3. Just recently found two of your books in our church library, “Return to Me and Keepers of the Covenant. I really liked both and they took me back to the Bible to see how close you came to the original story there. Was really pleased with your handling of events. Think I especially enjoyed how you tempered Ezra’s zeal for the “Law” with the grace of God, through his wife. Thank you for writing these books. Sincerely, Blanch Softley

    1. Blanch, Thank you for taking the time to let me know how much you liked the books. It’s so encouraging to me to hear from my readers. I hope you can find and read the final book in that series, “On This Foundation.” I believe you will enjoy that one as well. Have a blessed day!

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