About Lynessa Layne

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Author Lynessa Layne

Lynessa Layne is a native Texan who grew up in the small town of Plantersville, home of the Texas Renaissance Festival. She’s a fan of cosplay, exploration, history, loves the beach, a great book, Jesus, and America too (RIP Tom).

A military wife, she’s bounced around the US, including the Floridian settings in her Don’t Close Your Eyes series, currently landing in the heart of sweet home Alabama where she and her husband are raising their blended family.

In addition to being a romantic suspense mystery novelist, Lynessa is a certified copy editor and a member of Mystery Writers of America with work featured by Writer’s Digest and Mystery and Suspense Magazine. She has also graced the cover of GEMS (Godly Entrepreneurs & Marketers) Magazine and was a finalist at Killer Nashville for the 2022 Silver Falchion Award for Best Suspense and 2022 Reader’s Choice Award.

For a deeper look into Lynessa's past and what made her the writer she is today, check out her feature in the Knoxville Voyager Meet Lynessa Layne - Voyage Knoxville Magazine (knoxvillevoyager.com).


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