When Lynne, as a 14 year old, met a Polish refugee on a Perth
train, she began to champion Poland. But it wasn’t till she obtained a BA in
Literature and History, a Polish fiancé and later, a Polish husband, that she
finally visited their country. There, in 2008, during the breakup of her
marriage and in a shocked, vodka haze, she learned the reality of Polish loss
and annihilation. Afterwards, she re-created her Polish myth in The Vodka Cure, her first novel. Apart
from that she has been short-listed in four short story competitions. Her favourite authors are Margaret Atwood,
Dostoyevsky and Patrick White.