Lynda Gene Rymond

I grew up in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. There weren't many children in my neighborhood so I made friends with animals, trees, insects, rocks, and books. I often got in trouble for forgetting things - my glasses, my lunch, my homework, but I never forgot a story. Pretty soon, I was making them up on my own. I also liked painting, riding my palomino pony, Comanche, and growing vegetables in my parents' garden.

I attended Bucks County Community College and received a B.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts.) I've worked as a house cleaner, horse stall cleaner (more fun because the horses visit), diner waitress, farmer, houseparent for disabled children, bookseller, maskmaker, and more, all while making art and writing stories and poems, too.

These days, when I'm not writing, I teach people with brain injuries. I live in Upper Bucks County with my husband, the painter Charles Browning, on a place we call Goblin Farm because it's small and next to a cemetery. We share Goblin Farm with three goats named Diego, Guadalupe, and Perla, too many roosters, not enough hens, and two cats, Dayhunter and elf, who is too little to need a capital "E."




Lynda Gene Rymond



Young Lynda Gene & Comanche