Lynne  Barrett

Cindy Seip

Lynne Barrett is the award-winning author of the story collections The Secret Names of WomenThe Land of Go, and, Magpies, which received the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal for General Fiction. She authored What Editors Want: A Must Read for Writers Submitting to Literary Magazines, edited Tigertail: Florida Flash, and co-edited Birth: A Literary Companion and The James M. Cain Cookbook, a collection of Cain’s nonfiction. She teaches in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book ReviewMaking Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida (Jai-Alai Books), is an anthology of more than thirty Miami transit-related stories, edited by Florida International University Creative Writing Professor Lynne Barrett, and featuring writers such as Richard Blanco, Chantel Acevedo, Diana Abu-Jaber, Jennine Capó Crucet, Les Standiford, and Thomas Swick. Kenny Malone, Co-host of NPR’s Planet Money says, “Hold on to your roof mattresses: Making Good Time is a loving, alarming, definitive collection of only-in-Miami road tales.”