Lynn N. Austin is a full-time freelance writer and speaker. With her husband, Ken--a Christian musician who has performed with 'Truth, ' Sandi Patti, Steve Green, Bill Gaither, and others--Lynn has lived and worked in Bogota, Colombia; Ontario and Manitoba, Canada; and several states throughout the United States. The Austins currently reside in Orland Park, Illinois, with their three children. Lynn is a contributing editor for The Christian Reader and editor of Profile, the journal of the Chicago Women's Conference. Lynn received her bachelor of arts degree from Southern Connecticut State University and has completed graduate work in biblical backgrounds and archaeology through Hebrew University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her son spent a summer in Israel participating in an archaeological dig at the biblical city of Timnah. Lynn's articles have appeared in Moody magazine, Parents of Teenagers, The Christian Reader, The Lookout, Teen Power, Discipleship Journal, and Teachers in Focus, for which she has written on assignment. Lynn was named the 1993 'New Writer of the Year' at Moody Bible Institute's Write-to-Publish Conference.