Lynne Garner

Welcome to my page 

My posts for 2016:

Inspiration Any Time, Any Where - 11th April 2016
Picture Books Aren't Just For Reading - 9th May 2016
Feeling A Bit of a Fraud - 10th October 2016

My posts for 2015:

Thinking In Scenes - 27th October 2015
Book Authors Resale Rights (BARR) - 18th August 2015
Exploring Story Cubes - 14th June 2015
Take One Picture Book And Add A Story Sack - 2nd April 2015
When A Story Makes Demands of You - 5th January 2015

Writing Bio: 
I began writing professionally in 1997. My first 'gig' was to produce a two-page monthly column for Popular Crafts. However it wasn't until 2007 when I was able to tick 'get a picture book published' off my 'bucket' list when I had A Book For Bramble published. My second book The Best Jumper was recorded by the BBC and aired on the CBeeBies radio channel. In 2011 I had my first set of short stories (Anansi The Trickster Spider) published as an ebook, which was followed by a second volume. In 2014 these two books were followed by a collection of short stories featuring Brer Rabbit. A year later I had another collection of short stories published featuring Coyote and a month later a collection of 18 stories was published under the title of Meet The Tricksters.

'Proper' work:
Although I love to write, writing can be a lonely occupation. So I also have a 'proper' job as a teacher. I'm not based in one place but teach in a selection of schools, children's centres, libraries etc. I teach a variety of subjects including arts, crafts and creative writing. I also run distance learning courses for Women On Writing which include:

How To Write A Picture Book And Get Published
5 Picture Books In Five Weeks - Advance course
How To Write A Hobby Based How-to Book       

Author visits:
I love to share my passion for writing and crafting, so if you're a teacher or are a member of a social group (based within a 25 miles radius of Stansted Airport) and would like to organise a visit please contact me at  

What I do when I'm not writing:
In my spare time I walk with my dog (a lot!) and help run a not-for-profit hedgehog rescue centre called Herts Hogline. We rescue sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs, which is where the idea for my very first story A Book For Bramble came from. Pictured below is one of the many hoglets I've managed to hand rear and release back into the wild. 

I hope you enjoy reading the blogs on the Picture Book Den.