LynnVern (Linda Wilson McDowell) was born a dreamer with a vivid imagination and zest for life. Her mother recognized her daughter’s gifts and talents early on and needed to find a way to help Lynn express what was inside her. Lynn began writing around the age of ten when her mother gave her a gift to capture her imagination, a typewriter. She was so excited to receive the typewriter but she was more excited that her mom (Her biggest supporter) really believed in her. She started writing and couldn’t stop. She wrote and wrote, eventually, wrote her autobiography, numerous short and children’s stories and articles.
She is not only a prolific writer and remarkable author but a teacher and mentor in her community uplifting men and women who are overcoming drug and alcohol abuse. She is also the founder of the annual "Women Empowering Women Ministry Conference” which emphasizes transformation in order that women may live a fulfilled purpose driven life.
Lynn has penned a novel that many believe will become a classic, Chocolate Is Better, a coming of age story about four young girls who must quickly figure out who they really are or be swallowed up by society’s definition of who they are and should become. The story resonates with its readers and crosses race and gender lines alike to offer some humorous and painful insights into growing up with an identity crisis. Chocolate Is Better opens up dialogue so that people can begin to heal while accepting themselves, possibly for the first time.
Lynn’s role as an author makes a great difference in the world because she leaves the kind of lasting impact on people that keep them wanting to improve their lives in a positive way. She writes into the heart of people encouraging and motivating them to identify, accept and embrace one-self; she believes that when you accept yourself and live courageously, you win.
She is a graduate of Fresno City College with an Associated Arts Degree in Retail Marketing Management. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, helping others and visiting book clubs.
Chocolate Is Better, is available in soft cover (Buy Here)