Lynne Hugo is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient who has also been awarded repeat grants from the Ohio Arts Council and The Kentucky Foundation for Women. The author of novels often chosen by book clubs, Lynne writes realistic fiction portraying the struggles, failures, humor and hope of close relationships in today's complex world. THE LANGUAGE OF KIN (published 7/11/23) is her eleventh novel. Lynne and her husband now live in Ohio with their yellow Lab, Scout, the Official Terror of Squirrels. The parents of two, they have three grandchildren.