|Lynn reads her creative nonfiction piece, "With All Due Respect"|
at the Launch Party for Watch My Rising: A Recovery Anthology.
Lynn comes from a newspaper family but first took up creative writing in 2006. She has said yes to almost every genre she's encountered so far.
Creative nonfiction gives her plenty of room to roam – through memories, into and around insights, and deep into family stories. Personal essays let her share her thoughts and experiences, in a non-rant kind of way. Fiction comes when characters appear who demand to speak and act. Poetry forms from images and sensations, mostly involving the critters and characters of Wyoming. Blog posts give her a chance to wrap her mind around the challenges of the writing life and share discoveries.
Lynn lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, hails from Niobrara County, and took a few detours over the years to Colorado, California, and Africa.
Luna says with her expressive eyes,
"Instead of writing, wouldn't you rather throw the tennis ball for me?"
This is what Lynn has to contend with every day.
In 2017, Lynn joined the Wyoming Writers, Inc. board and will serve as secretary for that organization.
Lynn's publishing credits and awards include:
Blog post -- "Of Writing, Biscuits, and Gratitude" in Brevity's Nonfiction Blog
Creative Nonfiction -- "With All Due Respect" in Watch My Rising: A Recovery Anthology
Article in Wyoming Library Roundup "Treasure Trove of Stories: the National Museum of Wildlife Art" (pages 9 and 10 in the spring/summer 2015 edition)
Blog post -- "The Top Five Ways to Sabotage Your Loved One's Recovery" (based on hard-won experience), Faces & Voices of Recovery, 2015. Reposted at: Just Keep Going Parents blog.
Honorable Mention – Wyoming Art Council’s Frank Nelson Doubleday Award in 2015
Personal essay -- "Naamu" received 2nd place in Northern Colorado Writers essay contest in 2011 and was published in the 2011 edition of Northern Colorado Writer's Pooled Ink anthology.
|Lynn with poet Art Elser at the |
2016 Wyoming Writer's, Inc. conference
Creative nonfiction – "Today We Work" published in Small Print Magazine.
Flash fiction – "Signs" published in Enhance magazine’s “The Art of Fiction” edition.
Honorable Mention – Wyoming Art Council’s Frank Nelson Doubleday Award in 2012.
Personal essay – "In Our Own Words" included in National Public Radio’s This I Believe archives.
Personal essay – "Tribute" published in 2010 High Plains Register (Laramie County Community College) and received Best of Creative Nonfiction Award.