About Lynne Jonell
Lynne Jonell is the author (and occasional illustrator) of seventeen books for children, all with an element of fantasy. Her first novel, Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, won the Minnesota Book Award; her latest book, Time Sight, is a historical time-travel set at Castle Menzies in Scotland, the castle of her grandfather’s clan. Her books have received starred reviews in The Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, and have been published in nine languages. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota, with her husband. For more information please visit
Oh, Lynne, I’m so sorry. 2020 still feels like it’s going on. How good of you to go help those poor sick people. I’ve had Covid myself and am a long-hauler, so I know personally how wonderful it is to have someone there.
So sorry to hear that you’re a long-hauler, Candice… wow. That’s so tough. The whole thing is just so random– who gets it, how badly they get it, how quickly they recover. I’m so very glad you had someone there to help you when things were at their worst.
How lucky they were to have you, Lynne. I hope you and Bill have stayed healthy.
Yes, we have stayed healthy, David – thanks! We were both fully vaccinated when I went, and have had no symptoms whatsoever. So we’re very grateful.
This isn’t fair! I just joined the choir. I just came across your website and read excerpts of your children’s book. Why hasn’t life made our paths cross? I would love to meet you in person. Please introduce yourself to me someday soon. I think we would be good friends. I’m sorry to hear of your sufferings.