Lynne Griffin, R.N., M.Ed., studies relationships and family life. She is the author of Sea Escape: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, 2010) and Life Without Summer: A Novel (St. Martin's Press, 2009) and the nonfiction guide Negotiation Generation: Take Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment (Penguin, 2007). In addition to teaching family studies in Boston and abroad, she teaches fiction writing at Grub Street Writers. She is a frequent radio and television guest, and a contributor for Boston's Fox 25 Morning News. Griffin lives in Massachusetts with her family.