Lynne Meredith Golodner is the author of thousands of magazine and newspaper articles and eight books. She has a passion for telling stories of how people find meaning in the mundane. Lynne was named the 2012 Volunteer of the Year by UCP of Metro Detroit for a pro bono PR campaign she initiated on the organization’s behalf that resulted in a record crowd for its annual fundraiser.
Before she created Your People LLC in 2007, Lynne was coordinating columnist for the Detroit News Homefinder section for seven years, building an expertise in writing about home. She frequently contributed to Meredith Corporation pubs including Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Remodel Magazine, Beautiful Homes, Kitchen Makeovers, Midwest Living, and Better Homes and Gardens.
Meanwhile, Lynne got really into food – cooking it, eating it, and relishing the sweet and the savory of life. That led to writing about food, for Saveur, Cooking Light, Relish, EAT, Wine Enthusiast, Scholastic Parent & Child, Chow, Publix Greenwise and FamilyStyle. Lynne’s lifestyle articles have appeared in hundreds of publications including AARP: The Magazine, Seventeen, the Detroit Free Press, Tango, Parents, Hockey Digest, Moment, Skirt!, World Jewish Digest, Parenting, and Geek Monthly.
With an MFA in Poetry from Goddard College and a communications degree from the University of Michigan, Lynne serves as adjunct faculty at many Detroit area universities, including University of Detroit and Wayne State University. She spends most of her time now providing public relations and marketing/communications guidance to her clients as well as speaking around the country as a national expert on storytelling to build business. Her annual storytelling conference, Marketing, Messaging & Media, empowers business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders to create meaningful business-building efforts involving storytelling and relationship-building.
Lynne lives in suburban Detroit with her husband Dan and their four children: Asher, Eliana, Shaya, and Grace.