Lynn Hesse was the 2015 First Place Winner, Oak Tree Press, Cop Tales, for her mystery, "Well of Rage". Her suspense novel "Another Kind of Hero" was a finalist for the 2018 Silver Falchion Award. Her short story about a domestic homicide, published in an anthology, was adapted as the play We Hunt Our Young, produced at Emory University. As a police sergeant in DeKalb County, GA, she developed a street unit to deal with domestic violence. After retiring, she worked with women prisoners—many of them in prison for domestic violence related crimes—through Reforming Arts, using InterPlay experiences, and also taught them short story writing. An interview concerning Lynn's role as a police officer, as exemplified in the dance video Blue Steel, is in the Women's Studies Archives, The Second Feminist Movement, Georgia State University. She performs for social justice in several dance and theatrical troupes in Atlanta. www.metoo:ananthology.net September 2019 NYC book launch at The Mysterious Book Shop
First Place Mary Purcell Award Winner, First Time Attendee for a Novel-Southeastern Writers Association, SWA, 2019 for "Stranded In Atlanta"
Second Place Hal Bernard Memorial Award for a Novel-SWA Conference for "Stranded In Atlanta"
Awards and Recognition
- First Place Winner, Novel, Mary Purcell First Time Attendee Southeastern Writers Assoc. 2019 & Second Place, Novel, Hal Bernard Memorial Award, SWA. 2019