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Lynne Griffin

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LYNNE GRIFFIN is an acclaimed novelist and a nationally recognized expert on family life. She is the author of the novels, SEA ESCAPE (Simon & Schuster, 2010) and LIFE WITHOUT SUMMER (St. Martin’s Press, 2009). Her third novel GIRL SENT AWAY (SixOneSeven) will be published in November 2015, along with the companion guide LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH.

Lynne is also the author of the nonfiction parenting guide NEGOTIATION GENERATION: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment (Penguin, 2007).

Lynne teaches family studies at the graduate level at Wheelock College, and fiction writing at Grub Street Writers. In partnership with Grub Street, she facilitates the program for soon-to-be-published writers called Launch L
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So write the best book you can and then accept feedback from trusted readers. Being open to editorial suggestions doesn’t mean you’ll always take all of them, but reflecting on feedback and then solving your novel’s problems in your own way will deepen and enliven your work.(less)
Lynne Griffin I'm in the final stages of polishing a new family-focused novel featuring a father and daughter that explores adolescent mental health and the…moreI'm in the final stages of polishing a new family-focused novel featuring a father and daughter that explores adolescent mental health and the controversial treatment found in wilderness behavioral camps. More news on publication plans to come!(less)
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Life Without Summer

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Sea Escape

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Girl Sent Away

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Ein Sommer ohne dich

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Dagen zonder Abby

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La douleur de l'absence

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