Lynn is very excited to announce that she and Hydra Publications have officially rebranded the Mind Bending Series! Here are the amazing new covers! She would also like to announce that Junna will be released on December 15th.

Love the new covers? WE DO!

BIG, BIG NEWS!!! Afterthoughts has been optioned by Kilted Pictures and Dancing Forward Productions for filming of a movie! It's all in Pre-Production now.

Hydra Publications signs Lynn Tincher for new series

Hydra Publications signs Lynn Tincher for The Keeper’s Secret, a spin off of The Mind Bending Series and four new novels in her Winberie Journals series.

Hydra Publications announced today that they are excited to once again partner with bestselling author, Lynn Tincher, to expand the world of her Mind Bending Series with the release of The Keeper’s Secret and to introduce the world to her new YA fantasy series, the Winberie Journals.

June 30, 2017 - LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY Hydra Publications announced today that they are excited to once again partner with bestselling author, Lynn Tincher, to expand the world of her Mind Bending Series with the release of The Keeper’s Secret and to introduce the world to her new YA fantasy series, the Winberie Journals: Awakening, Lost, Acceptance, and Beginning. All to be released over the next few months. Tincher's book that started it all, Afterthoughts, has been optioned for film and is currently in pre-production. Tincher first introduced Louisville, Kentucky-based Detective Paige Aldridge and her ability to read minds in Afterthoughts, released in 2008. The Keeper’s Secret is a spin-off of the Mind Bending Series that gives Visette and Tom’s, two beloved characters, back-story as to how they became Keepers and how they came to know Detective Paige Aldridge. The Winberie Journals is a Young Adult series of four books about a sixteen-year-old boy. During an attack, his mother magically sends him to a far away land. He must find four Elementals to help him find what happened to his mother.

For more information on the entire Mind Bending Series, Winberie Journals and author Lynn Tincher, please visit You can also donate to the making of the film of Afterthoughts by visiting

Owner/Publisher Tony Acree states, "With the Mind Bending Series, Lynn proved to be paranormal tour de force and her fans will love her take on the fantasy genre. Lynn draws readers into her books with characters you care about, and others you want to see get payback.”

"I am thrilled to publish the Winberie Journals and The Keeper’s Secret with Hydra Publications," states Tincher. "I can’t wait to introduce new characters to the world."

About Hydra Publications

Hydra Publications is a small press from the Louisville, Kentucky area, although other authors come from across the nation. At this time, their focus is on publishing speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) but they do also consider quality work in other genres.

They are always looking for new authors and new readers. You may find them on Facebook and Twitter. To follow our individual authors on their fan pages, visit the respective links located on each page of the website.

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About Lynn Tincher

Author, Public Speaker, and Executive Producer, Lynn Tincher was born just outside of Louisville, Kentucky in the beautiful city of La Grange. She studied Theater Arts at Eastern Kentucky University and had several articles published in local magazines and online. Inspired by Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, and Greg Isles, Lynn wrote Afterthoughts, the first book in the Mind Bending Series, a fictional psychological crime series that follows the life of a young Louisville Police Detective named Paige Aldridge. Afterthoughts was optioned for movie production by Kilted Pictures and Dancing Forward Productions in Los Angeles. It is currently in pre-production with plans to shoot in Louisville, Kentucky. Lynn currently lives in Shepherdsville, Kentucky with her husband Eric and a myriad of dogs and farm animals.

Local novel picked up as TV pilot

By The Staff

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated: August 29, 8:00 am)

Lynn Tincher started her first novel 16 times.

Melissa Blankenship

Afterthoughts, a novel by local author Lynn Tincher (above), will soon be made into a TV pilot and perhaps even a series.

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It eventually turned into the first novel in a series of three, with a fourth in the works. And now, the book that took 16 tries to get written is slated to be made into a TV pilot.

The psychological thriller Afterthoughts has been picked up by Tilted Pictures of Los Angeles for the filming of a pilot episode in 2014.

“I always wanted to write the book. It was a dream that I had,” Tincher said. “I just felt like I needed to write it out. And I wanted something to put in my kids’ hands so they could be proud of their mom.”

Tincher, an Oldham County native and OCHS alum, never gave up on the book, going back to start writing it again and again, over the course of several years. When she finally finished the book, she sent it out to publishers and agents.

“I received several hundred rejection letters,” Tincher said. “But 23 agents contacted me to give me advice on the book, which is actually a pretty good response.”

Tincher never gave up on her dream of being a published author. After seeking advice from a noted expert on self-publishing, Tincher published the book herself in 2007, and was soon picked up by Blackwyrm Fiction of Louisville.

Other novels followed and soon the Prospect woman had a fan base. A local production company approached Tincher with the idea of turning her novel into a movie or TV show.

“When I got the call, my first thought was ‘This is bogus. This can’t be real,’” Tincher said.

And although that initial contact didn’t pan out, Tincher started thinking about the prospect of transforming her novel into a screenplay and contacted an old friend, Peyton Skelton, also an Oldham County native. Skelton went to school to study photo journalism and made his way to Hollywood where he worked with a number of notable stars on various projects. In 2002, he began work as the chief as the chief lighting tech on the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. After seven seasons with the show, Skelton now serves as the Director of Photography, and works independently on other projects including a web series and an indie feature about the south. He will serve as the director and executive producer of the pilot of Afterthoughts.

“It’s all very surreal,” Tincher said. “I never thought any of this would have happened.”

Tincher has been traveling to promote her novels and the upcoming TV pilot, and will soon travel to Los Angeles be a part of the filming process, beginning with the screenplay.

“I’ve written a screenplay, but now it will be handed over to screenplay writers,” Tincher said. “I have full trust in them, but after having so much control over my work for so long, it is a little nerve-racking and terrifying to hand it over to someone else.”

But Tincher is willing to do “whatever it takes” to contribute to the success of the pilot episode. She has signed on as the creator/writer and executive producer, although admittedly she’s not sure what that entails.

“I’m such a newbie at all this,’ Tincher said. “When they asked me for a treatment, I had no idea what they wanted. It’s just a 3-5 page synopsis; that I can handle. I’m learning as I go.”

Tincher said the goal would be to film the pilot and then shop it around to networks until it got picked up. The “big idea” is that each book in her series would be written and filmed as a full season of TV shows.

“Even if it never takes off as a TV show, it means so much to me that someone else believed in the story,” Tincher said. “I’ll still have that sense of fulfillment knowing that I accomplished something. I actually wrote a book. That’s the main thing. All the rest is icing on the cake.”

Tincher is writing the fourth book in her Mind Bending series, and is working on a new series of books aimed at younger adults called the Winberry Journals.

Her books are available at a few local bookstores, including Karen’s Book Barn in La Grange, on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in eBook editions, and through her website,, where autographed copies can be purchased.

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Lynn had a feature in the December 2008 edition of the Small Publishers of North America's newsletter. Bottom right hand side!
She was interviewed by L Diane Wolfe... You can read the interview HERE.
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American Cancer Society News Bulletin
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 2:07 PM
Subject: New book to benefit American Cancer Society

My friend Lynn Tincher has written her first novel! She is taking pre-orders for Afterthoughts,  a Mind Bending Thriller!

Synopsis: Detective Paige Aldridge finds that the only people she has for a family are murdered one by one. Desperate to help her sister, she is determined to find out who is behind it all. After being the victim of a kidnapping, she is traumatized by memories she does not know she has. She sees visions of the murders and believes she is being followed by someone she?s only seen in the shadows. Trying to run from her dreams, she is sent spiraling down a path of self doubt, fear and betrayal. Paige finds an unlikely friend that tries to help her by telling her unbelievable things. Are all of these things connected? Teamed up with her partner, Jay, she tries to put all of the pieces together. Will Jay believe in her and most importantly will Paige believe in herself? Are the memories true or are they just an elaborate mind game? Can she get her thoughts together before it?s too late?
Lynn was born and raised in Oldham County and is a graduate of Oldham County High School. You can learn all about her by visiting
And for a limited time, Lynn is making this SPECIAL OFFER: If you visit and pre-order your autographed copy of Afterthoughts, use coupon code ACS2008 during the checkout process.  With this coupon, you will receive $5.00 off your order and the American Cancer Society will get 10% of all the revenue from the sales. Please feel free to forward the coupon code to any one that may be interested in helping.
Good luck, Lynn and thanks for supporting the American Cancer Society!

Vickie Grassman
Income Development - Special Events
American Cancer Society
701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40203

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