About Lynne McVernon

Early years, Wimbledon School of Art, Regional Theatres Trainee Directors’ Scheme and University of Reading, BA in English Literature. Directed in theatres throughout the UK including: Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Nuffield Theatre Southampton, Dundee Rep (director of touring company), Citizens Theatre Glasgow (TAG), Young Vic and National Theatres and drama schools including Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Conservatoire), Guildford School of Acting (GSA) and Rose Bruford College. Initiated and ran Tayside Writers’ Festival, Dundee and founded Fable Productions – a young people’s creative writing company, Berkshire. Also worked in mental health including Broadmoor High Security Hospital (mentoring patients writing their annual variety show, then directing it), and as NHS Healing Arts Manager in Surrey.

Over fifty original and co-written writing credits for theatre, dramatised three Dickens novels for GSA, adapted Priestley and Shakespeare for BBC Radio. Several prizes for short stories.

Self-published novel TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS on Amazon, July 2013.

Click on image to see it on Amazon

Second novel, JIGSAW ISLAND launching 9 April 2019 on Unbound website

Based South Devon. Tutoring Drama, English Language & Literature, TEFL.

Member of The Society of Authors.

Devoted Grecophile – mainly the Dodecanese Islands, especially Leros and Symi.

Still mourning the passing of Millie…

Millie was a rescue dog found wandering in Arborfield on New Year’s Day 2000 – hence ‘Millie’, for ‘millenium’. We met her at the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre (DBARC) in Berkshire and it was love for nearly 13 happy years. A very good reason to rescue animals instead of breeding, buying from breeders or – worst of all – buying from the Internet (almost undoubtedly dogs bred on puppy farms in appalling conditions).

This is the link to DBARC Here

3 Responses to About Lynne McVernon

  1. Jane Risdon says:

    Fabulous CV Lynne, so interesting. I wish you much success with all your future activities. Looking forward to being your guest author soon.

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    • Lynne says:

      Thank you, Jane. Not half as exciting as yours, though! I never met a rock star – but I did shake hands with George Martin, once. How many points for that? Looking forward to posting your interview.

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      • Jane Risdon says:

        Wow Lynne, George Martin, I am impressed. An icon. A legend. How wonderful. How did you meet him? I met Burt Bacharach another icon, but George is special. Did you ever wash your hand again? I hope the interview is OK too. I try. xx

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