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Lynn Hesse

Lynn Hesse
First Vice President,
Atlanta NLAPW

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Lynn Hesse won the 2015 First Place Winner, Oak Tree Press, Cop Tales, for her mystery, WELL OF RAGE. Her novel ANOTHER KIND OF HERO was a finalist for the 2018 Silver Falchion Award and won the International Readers’ Choice, Chill Award in 2021.

In her most recent book, THE FORTY KNOTS BURN, A con artist trio is stuck in Atlanta without funds when the oldest member has a heart attack and suddenly dies. Clara Shannesey Blyth and her adopted Uncle Roman are crushed at their mentor’s death, but she must take over the reins of a cutthroat team and pull off the risky art heist of an Edward Hopper painting. She falls in love for the first time at twenty-seven and realizes too late Hernando is the Hopper painting’s forger and his brother is the man trying to kill her.


The Forty Knots Burn book cover
Well of Rage book cover

Situation Desperate Please Send Chocolate

Scarlet Acres


Polly Craig
Actor and Author Polly Craig
Atlanta NLAPW

There have been several nice parts in films. Look for me in One Last Thing, Last Vegas, Déjà Vu and My Dog Skip, to name a few. One fun role was when I gave David Cross a black eye and knocked him on his butt in Run, Ronnie, Run. It was great fun flaunting my wares in my bathing suit in Last Vegas.

In between, there were TV commercials, among them a Telly Award-winning Kodak moment.

I served on the board of Women in Film/Atlanta and presently sit as Chaplain of the Atlanta branch of the National League of American Pen Women.

My drama classes helped me to construct better novels.  I write in whole scenes and dialogue is second nature to me. I feel these abilities make my tales far more interesting and readable. In my spare time I keep writing, writing, writing.


A Medal for Dr. Mary, about the only woman to win the Medal of Honor, has earned five stars on Amazon. I consider this my crowning achievement.

A Medal for Dr. Mary


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