About the Authors

Mary Devlin Lynch and Beth Devlin-Keune



Mary Devlin Lynch:
I live in New York City (like Melissa! in Burnt Roses), but the Bronx to be technical. I lived in Darien and Norwalk, CT for years before moving to NYC. I worked for a consulting firm that helps non-profits in fund raising projects until my retirement. I now manage my husband’s psychology practice on a part-time basis. Other jobs have included administrative assistant, real estate management and law firm paralegal work (yes, like Magee! in Beautiful Disaster). I have a beautiful daughter, who lives in Natick, MA with her husband and two sons. Obviously, my grandboys are the most brilliant, handsome, amazing children ever–or at least in Massachusetts since Debbie’s grandchildren are in Maryland. In my “spare” time when not writing, I am an avid quilter and, of course, reader.


Beth Devlin-Keune:                                                                                                 
My life has revolved around sports–and animals. I graduated from Penn State where I was a member of the Lady Lion softball team. Over the years, I have been an entrepreneurial sort, creating my own businesses out of pet care, dog training, housesitting and softball instruction. I lived in Fairfield County CT for 20 years, coaching high school and travel softball teams. I moved to Florida in 2010. My partner of over 20 years, Dawn, and I have several cats and two dogs. In addition to our phenomenal black mini-dachshund, Renee; we’ve added a mixed breed nick-named Stick Dog, Stickie for short. For several years, I was buying, remodeling, and selling houses in the Cape Coral area. Now I run an online collectibles site at devkeunescats on ebay. (Please take a minute to check it out.) Hobbies include golfing, watching as much sports as humanly possible, and reading mysteries (voraciously), and going to casinos with Mary.

All that we do here is in tribute and Love to Debbie Devlin-Zook
August 6th, 1948 – November 19, 2018


Our book titled, The Quilt Show Caper, was dedicated to three amazing quilters who pieced and stitched this Family Hands Quilt for Mary for her 65th birthday. Every member of our immediate family has their handprints on the quilt. It turned out better than we could have ever imagined.

2 thoughts on “About the Authors

  1. I love you guys. I’m so glad Debbie and I graduated together from good ole Bellefonte High School. Home of the “yes” Red Raiders. Love the stories and according to Debbie I’m the #1 fan.

    • Thanks so much, Nancy. Yes, you are the #1 Fan. You have a standing order for the first copy I send of each new book. Thanks so much for your encouragement and support. Debbie

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