About Me

Lynne Favreau, abbreviated

Here are a few things you should know about me. I started this website because I was bullied convinced by all the marketing overlords strategist that a writer must have all their social media ducks in row on a platform so we can shoot them and win large publishing contracts (or something like that).

But really, it was an election year (2012 – we were so innocent back then!) and I didn’t want to lose any more friends or family on facebook. I began blogging here instead where it is much easier to ignore me. And since I was going to blog, I thought I might as well keep all my eggs in one basket and build a website. Which I had no idea how to do – yet, ignorance never stops me. I’m what you call a self-learner, therefore I plowed ahead, built a site, and here you are.

I write novels, none of which I have finished yet. Life has interrupted the process a few times with death, and breast cancer and then breast cancer again, (Shit I have Metastatic Breast Cancer but at least this will be the last time) and the unexpected arrival of a little man I said I’d nanny for a year (that lasted five years, and I am done with child care until they are my own grandchildren…no rush girls).

I’m steadily working on revising my third WIP, The Illusion of Marriage and hope to finish soonish. Which is relative to nothing since I’ve been saying that for A VERY LONG TIME. Come November I pause all other work to participate in NaNoWriMo. You can read about my NaNo win 2012 and NaNo win 2013.

I love NaNoWriMo because it frees me from editing while I write—something I normally do obsessively. At fifty-thousand words in thirty days there’s no time for that kind of nonsense. I won 2010-2016, then found cancer way too distracting in 2017 and decided to concentrate on editing in 2018. 

I founded, with my friend Sara, the WriNoShores, a writing group based on the North Shore of Massachusetts, which is loosely the NaNoWriMo region of Essex County, Massachusetts.

Sara and I met through NaNo and became fast friends, as I have with many others now. This is a fantastic group of wonderfully talented, kind, and thoughtful people. I could talk about them at length but this is an about me page, not an about them page. Find the WriNoShores here.

What else do you want to know?

I have a B.A. in Writing and Literature from UI&U which I attended on the Montpelier V.T. campus, an A.A. in Early Childhood Education from NECC, and certificates in Jewelry Making and Repair from The North Bennet Street School and in Colored Stone Faceting from GIA.

I, once upon a time ago, owned and operated a faceting shop called Crystal, Form, and Habit in the Jeweler’s Building located in Boston. Alas, an injury halted my ability to perform detailed, fine, or repetitive motion work and I had to give it up.

As life would have it, when one door slams shut on your fingers, another opens. If I hadn’t lost the use of my hands for creative work I don’t know that I’d have ever gone to college, or taken up writing. So there’s that. Whether that’s a blessing or curse has yet to be determined.

I’m married to a very nice man (25 years!), a mother to two women, one a recent college graduate, and one a college senior. They are brilliant and lovely young women. 

Cliché adages aside, I feel fortunate to be who I am, live where I do, and have the freedom and rights afford to me by the Constitution of the United States. Woe to those who mess with it. I have a blog and I’m not afraid to use it.

P.S. For the record: White privilege is a thing. No, you don’t have the right to own high-powered, multi-round firearms which serve no other purpose than to kill many quickly. If you think otherwise to either of the first two statements–you are being willfully ignorant and are a danger to society. Also, my reproductive organs and how I, or any other woman make use of them….IS NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS. 









  1. Oops … I probably should have mentioned that I now have a sister blog to Don’t Put Lizards In Your Ears called Science of Parenthood where we take all those theorems and principles you learned in middle school science and math class and use them to explain the many mysteries of parenthood. We post daily!

  2. Lynne! Thanks so much for stopping by my Don’t Put Lizards In Your Ears blog. I’m loving yours as well!!

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