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
You’re absolutely right … and though I’ve taken my lumps from editors for more than 40 years, I’m one of those who doesn’t read Goodreads reviews and in fact, wouldn’t read any reviews of my books, good or bad, if they weren’t sent to me automatically.
Yep. And it’s funny how it’s always the lines from the bad ones that we remember!