Lynn Thorne is an award-winning writer and the author of Who Am I If You’re Not You? and Word Of Mouth Advertising Online and Off. She grew up in the Northern Virginia area and currently lives near Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and two sons.
Lynn started her career as a broadcast journalist. She worked in radio in Richmond at the Virginia News Network before moving to Charlottesville, Virginia to begin her television career. An early stint doing the weather at WVIR led to her dream job of anchoring and reporting the news. From there, her career took her to central Wisconsin, where she worked as a television producer and reporter for WAOW TV (and became a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers). Her next move brought her back to her home state of Virginia and a job with WWBT in Richmond, as the NBC station’s Faith and Family reporter.
Lynn ultimately decided a full-time career in broadcasting was not for her and transitioned into doing communications for America’s Promise, which is the initiative for youth founded by Colin Powell. She stopped working outside the home when she became a mother, and stayed home with her two sons for eight years. That’s when she began freelance copywriting, which she still enjoys today. As a freelancer, she’s written newspaper and magazine articles, award-winning direct mail pieces, and website copy on behalf of names like Channing Tatum and Rob Lowe.
Lynn is an LGBT ally and active blogger on thatswhatlynnsaid.com, which has a primary focus on LGBT issues. Her blog reflects her journey to learn more about the LGBT community and she shares what she’s learned with her readers.