Dana R. Lynn grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She was blessed to belong to a large, boisterous and loving family. Even as a child, she was in love with the written word. Trips to the local bookstore and library were frequent and long, and she never left empty handed.
As an adult, she fell in love with Deaf culture and became first a teacher, and later an educational interpreter for the Deaf and hard of hearing. She might have stayed in Illinois, but God stepped in.
She met her husband at a friend’s wedding in Pennsylvania. And knew. Returning home, she informed her parents that she had met the man she would marry. And she did. Now she makes her home in Pennsylvania with her husband, her children, and enough animals for a small petting zoo.
But what about her writing? God’s timing is perfect. In February, 2014, she decided to enter Love Inspired Suspense’s new pitch contest, The Search for a Killer Voice. Using her Grandmother’s maiden name, she created LaMar Pond, a fictional town set in rural northwestern Pennsylvania. And in July, she received the call that changed her life when her editor bought her book. It was a dream come true. That book, Presumed Guilty, debuted April, 2015. It was well received. Leslie L. McKee from RT Bookreviews Magazine gave it 4 stars, saying it was “…an exciting debut from a promising storyteller.” The second story set in LaMar Pond, Interrupted Lullaby, was released in February, 2016. And in April, it was number six on Publisher’s Weekly bestseller list for religious fiction. Dana is currently working on her next project… the next three LaMar Pond books.
In addition to her Love Inspired Suspense books, Dana has a short novella, An Inconvenient Courtship, through Astraea Press, now Clean Reads. It debuted in October, 2014, and made its way to number one in the category of new Christian historical romances. Her second novella, The Colonel’s Timely Bride, was released in November, 2015.
It has been an exciting beginning to her writing journey. She is excited to see what God has in store next.