Lynne Cantwell

Lynne Cantwell has been writing fiction since the second grade, when the kid who sat in front of her showed her a book he had written, and she thought, "I could do that." The result was Susie and the Talking Doll, a picture book --  illustrated by the author -- about a girl who owned a doll that not only could talk, but could carry on conversations. The book had dialogue but no paragraph breaks. Today, after a twenty-year career in broadcast journalism and a master's degree in fiction writing from Johns Hopkins University (or perhaps despite the master's degree), Lynne is still writing fantasy. She is the author of two urban fantasy series -- The Pipe Woman Chronicles and Land, Sea, Sky -- as well as two stand-alone novels, and her short fiction has been included in several anthologies. You can find Lynne at Indies Unlimited (, where she is a contributing author, as well as at her blog, (