Lynne Griffin

Lynne Griffin is the author of the novels Sea Escape and Life Without Summer, and the nonfiction parenting guide, Negotiation Generation. Her third novel, The Last Resort, will be published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2012. She lives outside Boston with her family. Visit her online at

Books by this Author

Acclaimed novelist and nationally recognized family expert Lynne Griffin returns with Sea Escape—an emotional, beautifully imagined story inspired by the author’s family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters. Laura Martinez is wedged in the middle place, grappling with her busy life as a nurse, wife, and devoted mom to her two young children when her estranged mother, Helen, suffers a devastating stroke. In a desperate attempt to lure her mother into choosing life, Laura goes to...


Lynne Griffin on Sea Escape

Lynne Griffin follows her character Laura's path to discovering her mother's past.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. All behavior tells a story

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. This novel accomplishes so much in so few words. Beautiful.

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Anna Quindlen, Wally Lamb, Ann Patchett,

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Portrait of Jennie by Robert Nathan
Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Ordinary People by Judith Guest

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Persevere.