Until three years ago, Lynette was a busy English teacher, running her own department in a large comprehensive school just outside London. She gave up her career in education to focus on her writing, thus fulfilling her lifelong dream. Her first novel, The Apple Tree, won the grand prize in Prism Book Groups' (formerly Inspired Romance) inaugural writing competition and this was subsequently published in December 2011. Two further contemporary romances followed in 2012 (Wishful Thinking and Shopping for Love). In Loving Hate, her first romantic suspense, appeared last November courtesy of Muse It Up Publications. More recently, she has also published a short sci-fi story, Surveillance, with her son as co-writer, a psychological thriller, Killing Jenna Crane (January 2013) and a ghost story/women's fiction, Unworkers (September 2013).
Lynette lives with her family in an early Victorian cottage in a picturesque Surrey village and when not writing or reading, loves catching up with her friends, the cinema and theatre; dabbling with exotic cooking or trying to make her rather wild garden and the family's eccentric cat behave nicely.
Alexander Sofras (her son) has degrees in Law and Computer Science. He currently works as a software developer in the financial industry and has always been an avid reader with a particular interest in science fiction and fantasy.