Rodman Philbrick’s wife, Lynn Harnett, passed away March 15, 2012. Rod will not be receiving or responding to mail, or requests for class or Skype visits, until September 15, 2012. Thanks for your
understanding in this matter.
Lynn Patricia Harnett was born Sept. 27, 1950, in Brooklyn, N.Y., brought up in East Meadow, Long Island and graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in literature in the spring of 1972. By early autumn of that same year she was working as a freelancer for the Newburyport Daily News and the weekly Hampton Union. Within a few months the Exeter Newsletter hired her as a full-time editor and photojournalist. Her long career included stints as Assistant editor for Business Digest, Assistant Editor and then Editor of New Hampshire Profiles, and Editor and co-founder of 'Kidwriters' Monthly,' a newspaper supplement for young writers and artists. In the early 90s she left her position as Arts & Entertainment Editor of the Portland Press Herald to write novels for young readers, publishing ten books with Scholastic, Inc.
Over the years Lynn wrote hundreds of book reviews that were published in newsprint as well as on various websites. As her many friends will attest, she lived a life of books, new books and not–so new. When she knew her time was running out, Lynn resolutely vowed to reread all three volumes of her beloved ‘Chronicles of Barsetshire’, and did so. She and her husband are residents of the Florida Keys, where Lynn loved to swim, kayak, and birdwatch. Lynn leaves her husband of 31 years, Rodman Philbrick of Kittery, Maine and Marathon, Florida, her brothers, Michael, Sean, and Brian, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Book, which provides books to kids in need.