Cover photo
Lynn Dove
Lives in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
423 followers|14,295 views


Have her in circles
423 people
Basic Information
Christ-follower, wife, mom, cool grandma, teacher and writer! Proverbs 16:9
I am a Christ-follower, a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a teacher and a writer (in that order). I am a graduate of the University of Calgary, where I earned my Bachelor of Education degree in 1981, and I have spent the last thirty years teaching children in the private and public school settings, as well as volunteering in the children, youth and adult education ministries at my church. In 2007, I earned a Masters of Religious Education degree from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, in Cochrane, AB. My debut novel, Shoot the Wounded , written for teens and young adults, was one of the Finalists in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards! The second book in the “Wounded Trilogy“, Heal the Wounded won the Bronze Medal in the Young Adult – Coming of Age category in the 2011 Readers Favorite Book Awards! The third book in the trilogy, Love the Wounded, was recently awarded the prestigious "Seal of Approval" from Literary Classics!

My blog, “Journey Thoughts” is a Winner of a Canadian Christian Writing Award and boasts a world-wide reading audience.   

You can follow me on Twitter, ShoutLife, Facebook and on my website:

You can also check out my other blog, Word Salt - Author Interviews, Writer’s Tips, & Book Reviews – for those called by God to write, and for those who love to read the Word.

Blessings to you all!


Bragging rights
Award Winning Author, Blogger, Wife, Mom and Grandma!
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Contributor to
Lynn Dove's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Christian Fiction's Not For Everyone

When I published my first book someone asked me why I would want to write Christian fiction? In fact his exact words were: "You are such a g

Self Promotion - Should I or Shouldn't I?

Since becoming a published author in 2009, I have learned that to get my books noticed I MUST get them into the public eye. To do that, I us

Through the Storm

As my friend, Jack likes to say: "Unless you've been dead, or live in Edmonton..." no doubt everyone has heard about the disastrous floods t

Author Interview Blast Promotion - Dr. Richard Blackaby

It is with great pleasure that I participate in this Author Interview Blast promotion. Dr. Richard Blackaby is a long-time friend and he and

Free “e’s”

FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE, Christian/family friendly e-books found on for Kindle.  This list is regularly updated but we canno


Canadian best selling author, Lynn Dove presents her Wounded Trilogy books. A life of working with youth has inspired Lynn Dove, a Cochrane

CrossReads Launch Party, Help Us Spread the Word!

Want to help us spread the word, attract visitors to your blog, and have a little break from blogging? Here's how to do it all! This is supe

The John 3:16 Marketing Network

For the past couple of years, I have had the privilege of being one of many authors in the John 3:16 Marketing Network.  When I was a "newbi

Official Launch of “Word Salt”

Today I have launched a brand new blog site called "Word Salt".  A blog with Author Interviews, Writer's Tips, & Book Revi

Mother of Pearl – Priceless Treasures by Cindy K. Stiverson

Welcome to Pearl Girls™ Mother of Pearl Mother’s Day blog series – a week long celebration of moms and mothering. Each day will feature a ne

Be Strong and Courageous

To say that we are going through a season of “testing” would be a drastic understatement.  I can’t remember a time in our lives when so many

In Limbo

I don’t know if it’s the weather that has me slightly depressed or what.  I know that we can expect this kind of “spring-like” weather here

Who Reads What and Why? – Friday Funny

1.The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. 2.The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the coun

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not…

I know it’s long past Valentine’s Day, but as the dandelions are sprouting up all over our acreage, I am reminded of the game I used to play

Being a “Thriver”

I am a first generation Canadian, my parents came to Canada from Denmark in the 50’s and I was born in Calgary 6 years after they arrived. I

Praying for Hope

On December 14th, 2012 Trevor Peacock (Pastor of Harvest Chapel - Calgary) and his wife, Heather, found their nine year old daughter, Hope u

Back to School!

You will know if you’ve been checking out my Facebook statuses the last week that I have embarked on a new “adventure” for the next several

Finding Joy NOT Happiness in the Lord

If I were to take an informal survey, raise your hands and tell me if you are “Happy” today?  Now if I were to ask you again, how many of yo

Shall We Gather At the River

Yesterday my church family gathered at the Jumping Pound River for what has become our yearly summer picnic and Baptismal service. Six of ou

Finding Joy NOT Happiness in the Lord (6)

Today we end our series on Finding Joy NOT Happiness in the Lord.  I pray that this six-part series has touched your heart in some way and h