Lynn Seely - Cat Aggie's Proud Owner
Seely made an unusual choice in 1966. Rather than attend college
- she joined a carnival! Her stay with them was short - but not
so her wanderlust.
Lynn Seely traveled & lived outside the USA for
many years. She went from the sultry climate of Trinidad - to
the chilly green of Scotland - to the sandy shores of Spain &
the stark-stone island of Malta. In Brazil she lived in a small
town perched near vast jungles that begged to be explored.
Belgium, she remembers, often draped gray skies over the quaint
city with its winding cobbled streets.
The staggering spectacle of the Swiss Alps & the
worn Black Mountains of Wales fed her spirit, as did the
magnificent ancient castles she stayed at in the United Kingdom.
The imposing portraits of nobles that hung on stony walls spoke
to her of another time and would be instrumental to the
foundation of her first novel.
An adventurer at heart, Seely tried parachuting;
sailing; hiking; backpacking; driving across Europe on her
motorcycle and camping in exotic places around the world. In
1978 she made time for college. During her forties she
rediscovered her love of running and ran competitively in
distances ranging from the five-K, five or more miles, and
marathons. It would be her involvement in this sport that would
lead to her first book.
Seely’s blind cat, Aggie, attacked an intruder!
Lynn wrote about the event & soon Aggie was featured on national
TV - on a program called “Miracle Pets.” Then on “Animal
Miracles” which aired in Canada. You can still catch a re-run of
each show. (Episode
111, Cat Burglar) Seely is completing a book about Aggie,
and expects it will be ready for publication by March 2004.
Seely has been published in books such as “Cup
of Comfort for Women,” Chicken Soup for the Soul,” “Whispers
From Heaven,” and in the book series; “Listening To The
Animals.” The books “City Dwellers,” “In The Spotlight,” “Soul
Menders,” “Animal Families,” “Their Delightful Ways,” and
“Faithful Guardians” are among the many books that feature
remarkable stories taken from the pages of real life.
Two non-fiction books featuring her writing were
published in 2002 and 2003. They are; “Their Mysterious Ways”
and “Be Not Afraid.”
Seely is a free lance writer and a contributing
writer for the "IAMS" and "Eukanuba" magazines.
She is the author of the critically acclaimed
book, “Running Forward - Looking Back.”
The book, published in 2000, is a collection of true stories
written in her unique style.
This talented writer wrote a weekly column that
reached many thousands of runners for over 6 years and was a
managing editor for two years. Seely has been published in
Runner's World; Footnotes; Runner's Gazette, Marathon & Beyond
and many other publications.