More About the Author
Lynn Kiele Bonasia is the author of two novels set on Cape Cod, and has her first young adult novel, Countess Nobody, coming out on June 1, 2011.
Countess Nobody (Egmont USA) is about a tenth grader who finds out she is not going to inherit the family title like her twin brother will, all because she's a girl. Devastated, she acts out by starting a blog, and soon all hell breaks loose...
Summer Shift (2010, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster) is about a Cape Cod clam bar owner and how her past comes back to haunt her when one of her young waitresses dies suddenly. Lynn's first novel, Some Assembly Required (2008, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), is about a woman who moves to the Cape to start over and then becomes enmeshed in the lives of the locals.
Technically a "washashore," Lynn moved to the Cape as a teen and graduated from Nauset Regional High School in North Eastham. Upon graduation, she set out to seek fame and fortune, or at least to acquire some sort of formal education (a BA in journalism at the University of Massachusetts), find love, and become an advertising copywriter, which she pursued as a freelancer once her son was born. Tethered to a family, their journey took them to Boston, then New York, eventually landing in South Florida, where they baked for ten years. It was here Lynn began to write seriously, getting her Master's degree in Creative Writing from Florida International University.
During her self-imposed exile from New England, Lynn developed an unhealthy obsession for old haunts, and began writing stories about Cape Cod and its colorful inhabitants. Now, with her only son off at college, Lynn has returned to the Cape with her dog, Kiele, to live, observe, obsess some more, and write her heart out.