Lynne first discovered Mount Desert Island when she was nine years old and hasn’t been able to tear herself away since, eventually fulfilling a lifelong dream with the purchase of a home in Somesville. An attorney turned writer, Lynne received her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from New York University. During her legal career, Lynne was a partner at a major Chicago law firm, the General Counsel of Arthur Andersen LLP, and the General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Revenue. More recently, Lynne has authored three critically-praised mystery novels, Dante’s Wood (Seventh Street Books 2013), Dante’s Poison (2014), and Dante’s Dilemma (2015). As a writer and avid reader, Lynne is passionate about public libraries and the vital role they play in serving and enriching their communities. Currently Lynne divides her time between MDI and Evanston, Illinois, but looks forward to becoming a full-time resident when she and her husband retire.