Lynne Golodner is the author of eight books and thousands of articles as well as a marketing entrepreneur, writing coach and host of the Make Meaning Podcast. After working as a journalist in New York and Washington, D.C., Lynne returned to her native Detroit to pursue a freelance writing career and teach writing. In 2007, she created Your People, a marketing and public relations company with a focus on storytelling, relationships and higher purpose. Over the years, Your People has worked with the yoga industry, nonprofits and in K-12 and Higher Education, with a specialty in Waldorf/Steiner schools. Today, the company focuses solely on guiding authors in building brands and marketing their writing.
Lynne’s journalistic and creative nonfiction writing has appeared in Saveur, the Chicago Tribune, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, the Detroit Free Press, Porridge Magazine, the Jewish Literary Journal, The Good Life Review, Hadassah Magazine, The Forward, Valiant Scribe, Story Unlikely, bioStories, The Dillydoun Review, Adelaide Magazine, QuibbleLit and YourTango, among many more publications. Plus, one of Lynne’s creative nonfiction essays was a finalist in the Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction contest at Bellingham Review.
As a Writing Coach and Literary Instructor, Lynne teaches writing around the world, leads writers retreats and facilitates The Writers Community. She provides 1:1 Writing Coaching and Developmental Editing services as well. Lynne fuses her Marketing expertise with her Writing background in webinars and masterminds focused on arming writers with the tools to market their work and build consistent, compelling author brands.
In 2023, Lynne founded Scotia Road Books, a hybrid publisher for women over 40 to bring strong stories and stronger voices to a market that often overlooks this powerful population. Lynne’s novel, Woman of Valor, will be the first publication produced by Scotia Road Books in September 2023.
Lynne chose the name, Scotia Road Books, because of the symbolic path an author takes toward publication. Plus, Scotia – the ancient word for Scotland – represents independence, rebellion, culture and identity, knowing who you are and dedication to being your truest self. While she happens to live on Scotia Road, Lynne built the press in the image of this symbolism and layered meaning.
A former Fulbright Specialist, Lynne graduated from University of Michigan (BA, Communications/English) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing) and earned a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program through Wayne State University in 2018. She is the mother of four young adults and lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan.