good-closeupWhen Lynn Franklin was a child, she often accompanied her jeweler grandfather on his local buying trips.  As they traipsed the grungy streets of Pittsburgh, Grandpa carried a battered briefcase filled with diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires.  These trips provided fertile ground for Lynn’s imagination, allowing her to search the shadows for thugs, thieves and spies.

So it came as no surprise when at the age of eight, she demanded a deerstalker hat and wrote her first mystery novel.  To hone her sleuthing skills, she studied the case files of Nancy Drew, Frank and Joe Hardy and Trixie Belden.

Grandpa chuckled over Lynn’s stories and encouraged her fascination with gemstone history and lore.  In time, Lynn became a professional writer and an Accredited Jewelry Professional.  But she always treasured her special relationship with Grandpa.

All of these experiences formed the foundation for Lynn’s Jeweler’s Gemstone Mystery Series.  Lynn and her Pulitzer Prize winning husband live in the Chesapeake Bay area where their standard poodle “helps” Lynn tend her antique roses by taking charge of the garden hose to water flowers and people alike.

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