Biography

Lynne Hinton

Lynne Hinton was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Wake Forest University and is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro. She also attended NC School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking and graduated with her Masters of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served as a hospice chaplain and as a senior pastor in Guilford County and Asheboro, North Carolina and in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and as the interim pastor in northeastern Washington.

Lynne is the author of 16 books, including the New York Times bestseller FRIENDSHIP CAKE, and PIE TOWN, the 2011 NM Book of the Year: Fiction/Adventure, Drama Category and 2011 National Federation of Press Women’s Fiction Book of the Year. She has penned a mystery series under the name, Jackie Lynn and has one nonfiction collection of essays. She is a regular guest columnist in the Faith and Values Section for The Charlotte Observer and was the 2008 Lucy B. Patterson Author of the Year by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in NC. In 2010, she was the recipient of a Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Grant and was named 2012 Favorite Local Writer in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Albuquerque, The Magazine.

She has been endorsed by authors Sue Monk Kidd, Rita Mae Brown, Silas House, Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and her favorite, Dr. Maya Angelou, who wrote about the novel, FRIENDSHIP CAKE, "I would welcome a friendship with Lynne Hinton. I would welcome an invitation to sit down at her table, but mostly I would welcome her next book."

Her work has been compared to great writers like Eudora Welty, Rebecca Wells and Jan Karon. And the journal Publishers Weekly has written, "Hinton has a knack in her novels for tapping into a woman’s longings for lifelong, authentic, messy friendships."

Lynne and her husband, Bob Branard, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico where Lynne works as a hospice chaplain and continues to write as well as teach classes and lead retreats on writing as a spiritual and healing practice.

Lynne Hinton

Books by Lynne Hinton

by Lynne Hinton - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

Years ago, Eve heard God's call to become a nun, but her recent stint moonlighting at her father's detective agency invigorates her so much that she's wrestling with her vocation. She's working with him on a case involving a miner in New Mexico when alarming news develops: her sister Dorisanne is missing. The authorities won’t act without evidence of a crime, but Eve knows something suspicious—and possibly deadly—is afoot. Sister Eve heads west to Las Vegas to uncover clues about her sister’s whereabouts. 

by Lynne Hinton - Christian, Christian Fiction, Fiction, Mystery

A Hollywood director has disappeared, and the sultry starlet he’s been running around with isn’t talking. When the missing man turns up dead, Captain Jackson Divine’s case escalates into a full-blown murder case, and Sister Evangeline Divine’s crime-solving instincts kick in with an almost God-given grace. Soon Sister Eve finds herself soul-searching every step of the way: How can she choose between the vocation in her heart and the job in her blood?

by Lynne Hinton - Contemporary Fiction, Mental Health

There are pies in the diner again, the church has been rebuilt, and single mother Trina Lockhart has found a home for herself and her baby daughter. Trina has even found love with Raymond Twinhorse, who has returned from Afghanistan after being injured and is trying to form a real family with her. However, Raymond is a different man since coming back and when he is implicated in a crime, it will take all of Pie Town to help and heal him.

by Lynne Hinton - Fiction

The national bestselling author of FRIENDSHIP CAKE returns with a delightful new series, set in a small town in New Mexico, that is rich in charm, warmth and wisdom.