Lynne began writing seriously in 1981, and her first novel, The Sheikh, was published internationally in 1991. She has continued to write bestsellers, with Heart of the Outback, Whispers Through the Pines, Turn Left at Bindi Creek, and This Time Forever and its sequel, 52 Waratah Avenue, being outstanding successes. In 2003 King of Cane Valley was awarded a literary award from the NSW Society of Women Writers and Outback Sunset, published in 2004, has gone into its third printing. March 2005 will see the release of The Topaz Brooch, commissioned for the Woman’s Day fiction series. Lynne lives in Sydney.