Lynnette Beers is the author of three novels and is currently working on a fourth. After earning degrees in English and film studies, she went on to get an MA in literature and an MFA in fiction writing. She’s been a professor of composition, creative writing, and British literature for over twenty years.
In addition to fiction, she writes narrative essays and academic papers. As a member of the International Virginia Woolf Society, she’s presented papers at conferences in the US and UK. Her first book, Just Beyond the Shining River, was a Goldie finalist for best debut novel and was also recognized by Woolf Society members for paying homage to Virginia Woolf. She’s also the author of a romance-intrigue novel, titled Saving Sam. Recently selected as a writer in residence on the island of Molokai, Lynnette spent a few weeks immersing herself in Hawaiian culture while working on her fourth book, a historical lesfic romance set in Hawaii in the mid-1940s.
Lynnette enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and ocean swimming. She grew up in San Diego County where she learned early on to respect the power of the ocean. She lives in a small coastal town with her wife.