About the Author

Lynn Waltz was nominated by The Virginian-Pilot twice for a Pulitzer Prize and has been a professional journalist for more than twenty-five years. She is also an assistant professor of journalism at The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.

Ms. Waltz received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Old Dominion University in 2011. She moved to Norfolk in 1988 to take a job as a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot. There she also won prestigious national awards for stories that led to the release of an innocent man from prison and a feature about Virginia’s Death Row chaplain.