Lynne Matson grew up in Georgia in a house full of books and a backyard full of gnarly pines. She attended the University of Florida, where she met and married her husband, the cutest boy she’s ever seen. Now, Lynne is mother to four amazing boys. After a career as an attorney, Lynne is thrilled to be making her debut in YA fiction with NIL.

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Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Publishing Process: Where SWOON Happens — A Guest Post by Author Lynne Matson

Today I’m talking about what has surprised me most about the publishing process. Since I’m here at Swoon Reads, I’m going to share swoony surprises, talk about some that are not-so-swoony, and end with the ultimate in author swoon. Ready? Becoming a published author is a dream come true for me *swoon alert* so when I held ... Read More


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Thursday, February 20th, 2014

On Writing–OWN IT — A Guest Post by Author Lynne Matson

Today I’m talking about craft. Specifically, I’m talking about the writing process . . . the act of getting the words on paper. Or in my case, into my MacBook Air’s document file.:) Let me start with a disclaimer: I’m NO EXPERT. I’ve got one book published (NIL, a Young Adult novel coming March 4 from Macmillan/Henry ... Read More


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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

How I Got Published — A Guest Post by Author Lynne Matson

Sekrit confession: NIL is not my first book. It’s technically my third. And I wasn’t always a writer. In my pre-writer life, I was an attorney. (Technically, a litigator, which looks WAY more fun on tv than it is in real life.) Anyway, I’d always had ideas and stories floating around in my brain, but I’d ... Read More


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