Inna Valerie Lyon

I was born in Russia and live in Utah. Aside from family and my day job, I love writing and I am currently working on my first sci-fi novel in English and non-fiction novel in Russian.

"If you don't have time to read, you don't have time to write. Simple as that."
Stephen king

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“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration…” – Thomas Edison

Short bio

Originally from Taganrog in Russia, I live in Utah with my husband and together we have 6 children and 8 grandchildren. When I’m not working or keeping fit my main interest is writing and I have already had some success with short stories. Right now I’m working on my first novel, and write shorts stories in both languages, English and Russian.

 

Medium bio

Inna Valerie Lyon was born and raised in the city of Taganrog, Russia and now lives in Utah, USA with her husband. She attained degrees in engineering and accounting and worked for many years in public catering and in corporate America.
Her real passion in life has always been for writing and after taking a creative writing course before she began writing contemporary fiction, short stories and flash fiction. Her work has already gained her recognition and now she is working on her first sci-fi novel.
In her free time Inna enjoys biking, yoga, cooking and traveling.
She also has a penchant for jewelry making, painting with acrylics, scrapbooking and cooking. When she gets the chance, she likes to travel and learn about new cultures and cuisines.
Writer, accountant, cook, painter, biker, optimist and cat lover. No dream is too big, no mountain is too high.

 

 

Long Bio

Inna Valerie Lyon was born and raised in the city of Taganrog, Russia and now lives in Utah, USA. She attended Trade University in Novosibirsk and then the University of Utah, where she attained degrees in engineering and accounting respectively.

 

After working for over 20 years in public catering, Inna moved into the corporate world where she worked for more than 15 years. Today she works for Alpha Warranty Services by day while writing in her spare time.

 

Having always enjoyed the written word, Inna took a creative writing course before she attempted writing in English. Now she is a member of The League of Utah Writers, Blue Quill chapter and the Infinite Monkeys chapter, writes contemporary fiction, short stories and flash fiction, has had her work accepted for two anthologies and is now working on her first sci-fi novel. She was recognized as a new voice in 2021 Olive Woolley Burt writing contest and received two awards: First Place in Flash Fiction Category and First Honorable Mention in Creative Non-Fiction for culinary essay.

 

Today, Inna lives with her American husband in Utah and together they have 6 children and 8 grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys biking and yoga, has completed two triathlons and a duathlon, as well as numerous running competitions and just generally enjoys sports of all kinds. She also has a penchant for jewelry making, painting with acrylics, craft and cooking. When she gets the chance, she likes to travel and learn about new cultures and cuisines.

 

Inna’s greatest desire is to become a published author in both English and Russian, but she also wants to be more than that and be able to help others to find their own passions in life.

 

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Awards
Olive Woolley Burt Awards Winner in 2021, 2022, 2023

Multiple Awards in Various categories

Gold Typewriter Award First Place 2023

Short Sotry

"Secret Society of the Master's Seven Muses"

Proud member of the League of Utah Writers

Member of The Blue Quills Chapter since May 2020

Proud member of the League of Utah Writers

Member of The Infinite Monkeys Chapter since October 2020

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