After growing up in the North West, Lynne studied English at the University of Leeds, before becoming a qualified teacher and completing a master’s degree in educational psychology. She now lives in Birmingham with her family, where she teaches at an inner city comprehensive school.
Lynne has published more than fifty individual short stories and won a number of awards, including Momaya, The Calderdale Short Story Competition and the Legend Writing Award. Kirigami (Ink Tears Press), her first solo collection, was published in 2014. Since then, Lynne has been selected for writer development programme Room 204; longlisted for Penguin Write Now, and spoken at the National Writers’ Conference.
In May 2019, her memoir piece, A Brief History of Industrial Action at Vauxhall, Ellesmere Port, appeared in Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers (ed. Kit de Waal, Unbound).