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 during the 1984 Miners’ Strike. At the time, she was also researching her family tree. The two hobbies combined and, in 2020, culminated in the publication of her debut novel, The Girl from the Workhouse with Hera Books.
She is currently working on her second family saga novel.