About

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I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I started out as a bookworm who checked out stacks of books each week from the branch library in my neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. In high school and college, I wrote for the student newspapers. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism, I worked as a staff writer for several small daily newspapers in the Midwest before venturing into business journalism. I landed a job writing about mom-and-pop retailers for a start-up business journal in southeastern Virginia. After a few years, the itch to live in a bigger city struck so I moved, with my husband and our baby boy, to Brooklyn, New York. I worked as an associate editor and was later promoted to section editor at a national weekly trade journal in Manhattan. Since 2007, I’ve been working as a freelance writer, editor and corporate communications consultant.

Yes, I’ve done a lot of business writing, but that’s not the only topic I find fascinating. As a late discovery adoptee, I created this blog, Revelations, to share my memories and impressions and provide a little insight for adoptees and adoptive parents. We’re all in this together!

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, Lynne! Your site looks beautiful. Congratulations for getting it up on the web! And, I must ask you where in Brooklyn you live. In any case, kudos!

    Bonnie

  2. Great Blog Lynne!! So glad you shared it. Nothing I love more than writers putting their talent behind something they care about. Kudos!

  3. Thanks for reading, Wendy. This blog is a real joy! Do you know any adoptees or adopters? If you ever have suggestions for topics for my blog, please drop me a line.

  4. Hi Lynne,

    Your blog has been an interesting read — especially since I also was adopted. I’ve been in reunion with my BMom for 13 years now, happily. Thanks for sharing your stories. I look forward to new ones!

    Susan

  5. I’m so glad you had a happy reunion with your birth mother, Susan. When I created this blog, I really wanted it to be useful and interesting to other adopted adults. Thanks for reading and posting a comment!

  6. I love your blog…I am from a suburb outside of Chicago….I would love to share my story with you and also ask some questions regarding adoptions in IL. Ive received results back from 23andme and have 2, 2nd cousins – so its a start – but I have some questions regarding adoptions handled in IL
    https://www.facebook.com/lilmissanybody

  7. Hello everyone. I found this webpage whilst trying to find a group for support.
    I travelled to NY, to find my half sister this March, but she would not open her door. I traced her myself, with help from the internet. My Mother told me, at age of 86yrs ,before she died, that she had a baby out of wedlock, in Ireland, in the 1940s. . I was an only child, so this came as such a shock and surprise. I feel so sad that my half sister is alone and blames me for something. She was adopted to USA in the fifties. I miss our Mother so much, I would have loved to say sorry, on behalf of Mum, I feel sad all the time. She won’t reply to a letter or phone call. Her adopted brother who was found on Facebook has sent me photos and contacted her, but she will not contact me. How do I get over this sadness?
    Thankyou for reading this. Ellie

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