Lynette M. Burrows is an author, blogger, creativity advocate, and Yorkie wrangler. She survived moving seventeen times between kindergarten and her high school graduation. This alone makes her uniquely qualified to write a story or three.
An avid reader, she told stories in one way or another from the moment she could talk. Taught she must be practical, she put her stories on hold and became a registered nurse. But the story bug haunted her. As a pediatric nurse, she understood and loved children. So she started her author journey writing children’s stories.
Her first published story, a 500-word children’s story, appeared in a large regional magazine. Her other 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 her two collaborations with Rob Chilson, “The White Box”and “The White Hope.” She likes to joke that collaborating with Rob ruined her ability to write short fiction. In reality, she loves novel-length stories.
Her Fellowship Dystopia series takes place in 1961 Fellowship America, where autogyros fly and following the rules isn’t optional. It’s a captivating story exploring the power of choice, transformation, and unimagined heroism. Books one and two, My Soul to Keep, and If I Should Die, are available wherever they sell books online. She is madly scribbling away on book three, And When I Wake, scheduled to be published in 2024. (Don’t miss the series companion novel, Fellowship.)
Lynette blogs about creativity, women forgotten by history, stories she’s read, and stories worth reading. She also contributes how-to-write articles to the Writers in the Storm blog every month.
Appropriately, Lynette lives in the land of Oz and is a certifiable chocoholic and coffee lover. When she’s not blogging or writing or researching her next book, she avoids housework and plays with her two rocket dogs (Yorkshire terriers, of course!)
Connect with Lynette
Remember, it’s Lynette M. Burrows. (see the FAQ for reasons why the M is important.)
Lynette would love to talk with you about books, about writing, or about that one odd thing no one knows about your occupation. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or one of her author pages (Goodreads, LibraryThing, Bookbub, or Amazon).
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Book reviewers, please send Lynette a link to your review.
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 usually spends Years Eve putting together a thousand-piece or 3-D jigsaw 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 reflecting on the ice at night made it magical.)