Lynne Golodner

You know that person you were when you were little, before the pressures and stresses of having to earn a living or support a family? Back when you engaged in activities simply because they were fun and you were driven to do them?

For Lynne Golodner, that person loved writing.

In the early 1980s, Lynne carried around a corduroy-covered journal, writing stories, poems, and skits to record the details of her life experiences. When a neighbor’s son tragically died in middle school, Lynne created a newsletter to give his parents as a way to express sympathy for their loss.

Writing was Lynne’s way of figuring out the world.

Lynne spent 15 years as a journalist and then launched a Marketing & Business Development company.  

She is the author of 9 books and hundreds of essays and articles, teaches writing and leads retreats.

The mother of four, Lynne resides in metro Detroit with her husband, Dan, and a revolving combination of her young adult children. 

Today, Lynne spends most days writing, teaching writing and facilitating The Writers Community. Her first novel debuted in 2023 and she plans to write a book a year for the rest of her life. She is also publisher of Scotia Road Books.

Lynne’s mission: I write inspiring stories about how women find meaning in the mundane and learn to love their lives.

Her books feature compelling Jewish characters and inspire people to love their lives. Lynne writes about the power of everyday actions and rituals to fill life with meaning and find joy in the familiar.

Lynne launched the Make Meaning Podcast in 2018 to speak with interesting people about how they find meaning in work and purpose in life. Lynne interviews authors and people in publishing.

A former Fulbright Specialist, Lynne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and English from University of Michigan and an MFA in Creative Writing (poetry) from Goddard College. Her master’s thesis was published as her first book, a collection of poems called Driving Off the Horizon. She has since had another poetry collection and six nonfiction books published along with hundreds of articles and essays.

Most recently, Lynne’s creative nonfiction essays have appeared in publications such as Porridge Magazine, the Jewish Literary Journal, the Good Life Review, Hadassah Magazine, The Forward, and others. 

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Lynne in the Media

Read the Spirit
Lynne Golodner’s ‘Woman of Valor’ is a five-senses immersion into a rich world of Jewish faith and family life Sept 18, 2023

Lynne Golodner on FOX 2 Detroit, discussing the launch of her first novel, WOMAN OF VALOR

The Roads We Travel

by: Story Unlikely | June 12, 2023

Choosing A Different Path When The One You’re On Isn’t Right for You

by: Living Your Sparked Second Half | September 7, 2023

The Good Life Review | March 2022

By Diane Gottlieb | December 3, 2022

Make Meaning in Marketing

by: Tag Up With LT

Meaning from Mudane

by: Tobin Talks To

Lynne on Small Talk with Mark S. Lee

Lynne's segment begins at 16:40 in the audio clip below.

Recent Articles By Lynne

Still the Dandelions Come

June 2023 | 45th Parallel

Only Living Bodies Bleed

May 2023 | Moment Mangazine

Fleeting, Like the Dragonfly

February 2023 | Great Lakes Review

Luxury or Necessity

January 2023 | bioStories

Golodner: It feels lonely to be Jewish

December 21, 2022 | Detroit News Opinion

Going To India

Adelaide Literary Magazine | Dec 7, 2022

Prom Dress

Quibble.Lit | October 3, 2022


The Dilly Doun Review | August 14, 2022

Work With Lynne