Lydia Crichton Featured in the Napa Valley Register

Excerpt: “Potential readers of “Grains of Truth” should be warned that they might stay up all night reading. At least, that is what happened to me. What kept me from sleep was the pure suspense I felt as the heroine encountered danger, romance and adventure on a mission for her government. I justified staying awake, to myself, with the knowledge that I was gaining a deeper understanding into the complex world of modern Egypt.” For the full article, click...

Lydia Crichton Guest Posts on Writer’s Digest: How To Turn Traumatic Experiences into Fuel for Your Writing

Blurb: Guest post by Lydia Crichton, who has traveled all over the world in her twenty-plus year career as a marketing and fundraising expert for nonprofit organizations. A trip to Egypt in 2002 turned into a life-changing odyssey, which led her to discover a passion for telling stories that entertain as they explore complex and controversial social and political issues. For the full post, click here:...

A Conversation with Suspense Novelist Lydia Crichton on Omnimystery News

Excerpt: “OMN: Tell us something about the book that isn’t mentioned in the publisher’s synopsis. LC: Grains of Truth is prophetic in some ways. It foreshadows — if not downright predicts — two major stories in current headline news: The “subversive” surveillance activities of the U.S. government as revealed by “whistleblower” Edward Snowden; and the upheaval and complexities of the Egyptian revolution. But, at its core, this is the story of a woman: a woman who wants to do what’s right, struggles with her inner demons to figure out what is right, and a very human woman who falls in love.” For the full Q&A, click here:...

Lydia Crichton guest posts on Sheila Deeth

Excerpt: “Egypt in revolution is a dangerous place, especially for women. Although I experienced unsettling moments during my travels there a few years ago, I did feel safe most of the time. My first trip to the Land of the Pharaohs in 2002 fulfilled a long-time dream: to explore an ancient land of mystery, rich with centuries of a glorious past. Admittedly, the stark contrast of contemporary life in a patriarchal society under the thumb of a decades-old authoritarian government struck a jarring note. One aspect of the harsh practices of that heavy-handed regime, however, made my travels easier, even if not fully appreciated at the time. Crime was not tolerated, and severely punished. Armed guards were everywhere—hotels, museums, sites of antiquity—there to protect tourists and the essential revenue they brought to the Egyptian economy.” For the full post, click...