Lynn Hernas

A cup of coffee,

a fearless faith,

and a knack for the unique


About "Hippos"

"I really enjoyed this book. From the very beginning I felt like a participant, as if I could now understand what it felt like to fly into Africa for the very first time. A quick succession of small adventures introduces us to how different the culture is, and how frightening it can be. Those small adventures, though, don't adequately prepare you for the real adventure, that begins when they encounter the hippos. I read this book out loud to my family and we thoroughly enjoyed it."

~ Steve M.


"This is a fast-moving adventure. The author really captured the "feeling" of being isolated in a truly foreign culture. The shear joy of hearing/speaking your own language, gravitating towards anything familiar, the fear factor are all vivid in this book. The story-line is great as well. This author either lived there or really did her homework; everything is so real! A great ride."

~ Bruce M.


"The title was just so intriguing I had to check this out. If you haven't been to Africa, you've fooled me. Good job and best of luck!"

~Judi F.


"I love reading about Africa and I love mystery/suspense. Throw in a little light romance and this is what you have in Even Hippos Can Drown. I had no idea what the book was really about and had a nice surprise...highly recommended!"

~ Kym F.


The Forbidden Mountain

Forbidden MountainComing soon!"The Forbidden Mountain," Lynn's latest book.  It's a young adult novel written especially with the advent of Lynn's first grandson in mind. It's the story of Will Peters and his family, living in the mountainous region of Turkey where Will's family is spending a year administering medical aid to the region after a particularly devastating earthquake hit the area. Will and his brother and two friends venture up the Forbidden Mountain in search of the legend of Zahhāk's ghost. In the course of their adventures, they discover an unknown people living there. Add an encounter with bears and an unexpected earthquake and they find out exactly why the mountain has been called forbidden!

Even Hippos Can Drown

Even Hippos Can DrownLiza Hanson is about to embark on the biggest adventure of her life. Just imagine two weeks together with her dear friend, Heather as relief workers in Africa. But, as many adventures go, this one comes with some unexpected surprises. How could she have known that a chance encounter with a hippo could turn her life upside down? Mystery, intrigue and a civil war just might turn this working vacation into a race against time.


Letters From Boot Camp

Letters From Boot CampExperience firsthand through the letters of a young Marine Corps Recruit as he struggles through the challenges of Boot Camp. Learn about what it takes to make it.



Where to Purchase

Even Hippos Can Drown (Paperback)
Barnes & Noble (eBook) (eBook) (Paperback)


Letters From Boot Camp
Barnes & Noble (Paperbook)


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