Lynne Garner

Hello thank you for visiting my page.

I began writing professionally in 1997. My first 'gig' was to produce a two-page monthly column for Popular Crafts magazine. In 2007 I was able to tick 'get a picture book published' off my 'bucket' list when I had A Book For Bramble published.

My second book The Best Jumper was recorded by the BBC and aired on the CBeeBies radio channel. This was followed by Dog Dit It and Bad Manners Benjie.

In 2011 I had my first set of short stories (Anansi The Trickster Spider) published as an ebook, which was followed by a second volume. Then in 2018 a new revised 16 story edition was released.

A collection of 16 short stories 
In 2014 these two books were followed by a collection of short stories featuring Brer Rabbit. A year later I had another collection of short stories published featuring Coyote.

Ten short stories featuring the lovable rogue Brea Rabbit
In 2017 I worked with hypnotic Christopher Caress on the story book Harvey's Big Sleep which was released on the 1st July.

In 2018 I had two short story collections published. The first 'Hedgehog of Moon Meadow Farm' and a few months later 'Fox of Moon Meadow Farm.'  

Ten stories featuring the lovable Fox 
'Proper' work:
Although I love to write, writing can be a lonely occupation. So I also have a 'proper' job, teaching. I'm not based in one place but teach in a schools, children's centres, libraries, community centres, etc. I teach a variety of subjects including arts, crafts and creative writing.     

Author visits:
I love to share my passion for writing and crafting, so if you're a teacher or are a member of a social group (based within a 25 miles radius of Stansted Airport) and would like to organise a visit please contact me at  

Social media:
If you'd like to keep up-to-date with what I'm up to please do like my Facebook page.

What I do when I'm not writing:
In my spare I help run a not-for-profit hedgehog rescue centre called Herts Hogline. We rescue sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs, which is where the idea for my very first story A Book For Bramble came from. Pictured below is one of the many hoglets I've managed to hand rear and release back into the wild. 

I hope you enjoy reading the blogs on the Picture Book Den.