Lynn Johnson grew up in the Staffordshire Potteries before getting itchy feet and moving around the UK, from Stoke to the Western Isles, to Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire before taking early retirement and moving to Orkney. Leaving school with no qualifications she started work in local government at 15 and, several promotions later became an HR Manager with a BA Hons and a Diploma in Management Studies.
Lynn began writing fiction when she moved to Orkney and joined her local writing group and surprised herself by winning first prize in a Writers’ Forum competition with a short story set in The Potteries during the 1984 Miners’ Strike. At the time, she was also researching her family tree. The two hobbies combined, and in February 2020, Lynn graduated from the New Writers’ Scheme, and was nominated for the Joan Hessayan award, with the publication of her debut novel, The Girl from the Workhouse published by Hera Books in digital, audio and paperback.
The second book in The Potteries Girls series, Wartime with the Tram Girls was published in March 2021 and Lynn has been contracted to write two more books in the series which are due out in the middle of 2022 and 2023 respectively.