Lynne Cantwell grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. She worked as a broadcast journalist for many years; she has written for CNN, the late lamented Mutual/NBC Radio News, and a bunch of radio and TV news outlets you have probably never heard of, including a defunct wire service called Zapnews. In addition to writing fantasy, Lynne is a contributing author at Indies Unlimited. Lynneâ€™s vast overeducation includes a journalism degree from Indiana University, a masterâ€™s degree in fiction writing from Johns Hopkins University, and a paralegal certificate. She currently lives near Washington, DC.