Lynnette Beers

Lynnette has been telling stories ever since she was a child, but it was not until adulthood that she realized she wanted to pursue a career in writing. After earning degrees in English and film studies, she went on to get an MA in literature and an MFA in fiction writing. She’s been a professor of creative writing, British literature, and composition for several years.


Her first novel, Just Beyond the Shining River, was a 2018 finalist for a Golden Crown Literary Society award for best debut novel. In addition to writing fiction, she writes narrative essays and academic papers. As a member of the International Virginia Woolf Society, she has presented papers at conferences in the US and UK.


When not writing or grading papers, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and ocean swimming. She does much of her revising and editing while sitting in a shady park or on the beach. She lives in a small coastal town in Southern California with her wife.


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Books By Lynnette Beers

Upcoming Books

Saving Sam

As an experienced San Diego lifeguard, Samantha Cleveland has been trained to save others. On what becomes the most treacherous beach day ever, she battles the sea as her ability as a lifeguard is tested. While she risks her life to rescue swimmers from the rough surf, her world comes crashing down when she learns that her brother Robert has been in a serious accident. She then must leave San Diego and the young woman she’s recently started dating to return to her hometown—a place that holds a horrid memory from her childhood.
Once back in Mississippi, Samantha sits vigil at Robert’s bedside. Always protective when Samantha was a child, Robert clings to life as investigators search for the person responsible for his accident. As she faces the possibility of losing her brother, Samantha is reminded that her hometown holds an unspeakable secret that she and Robert vowed to always keep buried.
On the hunt for the man who intentionally harmed Robert is Lieutenant Annie Wright—the woman who captured Samantha’s heart years ago. Now just friends, Samantha and Annie work together to find the person responsible for Robert’s injuries. But as painful childhood memories resurface, so do old feelings of love. Will Samantha choose to move forward with the chance at new romance in San Diego, or will she return to the comfort of familiar love with Annie in Mississippi?
Coming soon!!