S.E. Lynes

After graduating from Leeds University, S. E. Lynes lived in London for a couple of years before moving to Aberdeen to be with her husband.  In Aberdeen, she worked as a radio producer at the BBC before moving with her husband and two young children to Rome. There, she began to write while her children attended nursery. After the birth of her third child and upon her return to the UK,  she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. She now combines writing with teaching creative writing at Richmond Adult Community College and bringing up her three children.  She lives in Teddington, SW London.


Her debut novel Valentina, an addictive and compelling psychological thriller, was published on July 1 2016. Valentina was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award 2017 and was a finalist in The People's Book Prize 2017 and the Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award 2017.


Her second novel, Mother, has been acquired by the dynamic  publisher Bookouture whilst Valentina stays with Blackbird.  We are certain that Bookouture, who were recently purchased by Hachette, will take S E Lynes all the way to the top in mainstream publishing.  True #authorpower in action.  Mother is out now. Her third novel The Pact is out on 27 February 2018. 


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