Lynn McElfresh has been writing since she was thirteen. Because she had a deaf sister, Lynn was a high-demand babysitter for families with deaf children. As a teenager, Lynn volunteered for Summer School for the Deaf and a deaf Girl Scout troop. Those experiences allowed her to observe a variety of interesting family dynamics between hearing and deaf cultures. Through the years, she has written for magazines, a business newspaper, a children’s newspaper, and an online magazine. She also ghostwrote 5 novels for a popular girls series. Her first novel, Can You Feel the Thunder? was published in 1999.
Lynn considers herself an explorer of everyday life and a curator of interesting ideas. Passionate about nature, photography, journaling, and collecting personal histories, Lynn spends her time—when she isn’t writing—beachcombing, hiking, kayaking, and cruising the Saint Lawrence River in classic wooden boats.
She divides her time between Grenell Island in the Thousand Islands of upper New York state and the dapper Scottish community of Dunedin, Florida. Lynn and her husband, Gary, have two adult children, two granddaughters and love to travel.