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Lynn Beighley is a fiction writer stuck in a technical book writer's body. Upon discovering that technical book writing actually paid real money, she learned to accept and enjoy it.
After going back to school to get a Masters in Computer Science, she worked for the acronyms NRL and LANL. Then she discovered Flash (yeah, yeah), and wrote her first bestseller.
A victim of bad timing, she moved to Silicon Valley just before the great crash. She spent several years working for Yahoo! and writing other books and training courses. Finally giving in to her creative writing bent, she moved to the New York area to get an MFA in Creative Writing.
She's currently writing a YA novel to encourage kids to try programming. She's also a Development Editor for Pragmatic Programmers. Lynn loves traveling, cooking, and making up elaborate background stories about complete strangers. She's a little scared of clowns.