Lynne Kennedy was born in Brooklyn, New York in, well . . . some time ago. She obtained a Masters Degree in Science from Hofstra University, New York, and moved to San Diego, California in the early 80’s. In San Diego, Lynne worked as a museum director at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California for many years. In this capacity, she developed education programs, exhibitions and film projects on a number of timely science subject areas.
She worked with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab and the San Diego Police Department to develop forensic programs for teachers and students and conduct mystery nights for families.
She also was responsible for bringing to San Diego the exhibition: “WhoDunnit, the Science of Crime Solving,” which premiered at the Fleet to large audiences, at the time when CSI television shows became popular. At the museum, she’s had the opportunity to work jointly with history museums and historical societies. She has worked with experts at various historical museums, such as the Tenement Museum in New York, the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Coronado Historical Museum, in Coronado, to create innovative ways of bringing history to life.
She began writing mysteries in 1995. History, digital photography and forensic science are personal interests and play significant roles in her novels. Her position in the museum community has also enabled her to network the community of experts needed to assist in her research and add authenticity to her books.
On a personal level, Lynne is married to John Kennedy (would you believe?) She, John, and her Labradoodle, Curly, have recently moved back to her “hometown” of
Brattleboro, Vermont, where she taught special ed kids years ago.
She loves golf, yoga, reading, traveling and, of course, researching and writing.