To understand Lyn Eckfeldt as an author, you have to know her numbers. She has lived in three different states, in ten different communities (some multiple times). She has had four different careers with twenty-eight different employers, including herself. For some, this sort of instability could pose a problem, but for others, it provides fertile soil for storytelling. Raised primarily in Southern Maine, Lyn has since relocated to Florida, trading snow shoveling for pool skimming, and currently works as a catering chef for snowbirds who have relocated from the Pine Tree state as well. When she’s not writing, Lyn also designs jewelry for her unique line, lyn.e collage, which combines retro, laminated images with miniature dollhouse accessories, charms and beads. Though she’s now a year-round Floridian, Lyn still has roots in Maine, and visits often, though not during the winter, and her love for Portland, Maine, in particular, is reflected in her books, proving that though she may live thousands of miles away, she’s still a Maniac at heart. For more information about the author or her jewelry, go towww.lyneckfeldt.com.