About Author Lynette M. Burrows

Author Lynette M Burrows in the River Bottoms area of Kansas City

Author Lynette M. Burrows is a survivor. She survived moving to seventeen different schools before she graduated from high school. She contends that this makes her uniquely qualified to write a dystopian novel or two.

An avid reader, she told stories in one way or another from the moment she could talk. Admonished to be practical, she put her stories on hold and became a registered nurse. But the story bug still lived in her. As a pediatric nurse she knew children and read stories to children so that’s where she started.

Today, Lynette writes science fiction stories about women who choose to fight off abuse, oppression, and tyranny. Spiced with a dash of intrigue, a dollop of mayhem, and a liberal dose of automatic weapons her stories aim to entertain.

Lynette enjoys coffee, the pleasure of real books, and the crack of a nine-millimeter, not necessarily all at the same time—although they all appear in her stories.

Lynette’s Work

Her first published story, a 500-word children’s story, appeared in a large regional magazine. Her children’s stories have appeared in national magazines and an anthology. (Initially she published under the name Lynette Meserole. Now she is Lynette M. Burrows.)

Analog Science Fiction Science Fact magazine published two of The White Box stories, her collaborations with Rob Chilson. She likes to joke that collaborating with Rob ruined her ability to write short fiction. In reality, she loves novel-length stories.

Her novel, My Soul to Keep, takes place in an America where autogyros fly, a theocracy governs with a heavy hand, and following the rules isn’t optional. Readers say it has the social significance of The Handmaid’s Tale and that the suspense and plot will keep you turning pages.

Book two in her Fellowship Dystopia series, If I Should Die, continues Miranda’s thrilling struggle against her family and the tyrannical government.

Fellowship is an action-adventure story about a young man and his three siblings who are forced to flee to the Blue Ridge Mountains. He fights to survive and discover who betrayed their family. A companion novel to My Soul to Keep, it is set in the same dystopian America with some familiar characters.


Lynette hopes to make more physical and online appearances in the future. Watch the Appearances page for past and future events where you can find her.

Let’s Connect

Remember, it’s Lynette M. Burrows. (see the FAQ for reasons why the M is important.) Read her blog. Want to be a part of her journey? Join her monthly newsletter and become a Reading Rebel.

Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or one of her author pages (Goodreads, LibraryThing, Bookbub, or Amazon). She loves to talk to people about books, about writing, or about that one odd thing no one knows about your occupation.

Lynette, and her two rocket dogs (Yorkshire Terriers) live in Oz, otherwise known as Kansas.

Fun Facts About Lynette

  • Her first dog was a cocker spaniel named Buttons. 
  • She took piano from the age of 5 years until she was sixteen when drama performances became her priority. 
  • Once she danced on stage with the California Raisins. (To the total embarrassment of her young son.)
  • The Florida Everglades were on fire when she visited the first time.
  • The doggy daycare called her dogs, Cosmo and Nemo, the comic book dogs because of their names and their antics.
  • There was a time when she fell asleep during a Jethro Tull concert! (not because the show was boring.)
  • Not your typical party girl, Lynette typically spends Years Eve putting together a huge jigsaw or three-D puzzle.
  • She once taught a blind girl how to belly dance in bed
  • The Great Salt Lake Desert was under three inches of water the first time she visited it. (After torrential rains the night before)
  • Known for being directionally challenged, her nickname was once Wrong Way Warford.
  • When she first visited Niagara Falls they were frozen over. (Colored lights at night made it look magical.)

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