Lynn Beighley

Location With you.
Occupation Editor, Author, Geek, Nerd, Your Dream

Books by Lynn Beighley
  • by Lynn Beighley, Michael Morrison
    O'Reilly Media, 2008.

  • by Lynn Beighley
    O'Reilly Media, 2007.

  • by Lynn Beighley
    For Dummies, 2009.

  • by Lynn Beighley
    For Dummies, 2010.

  • by Thomas Pluck
    CreateSpace, 2011.

  • by Lynn Beighley
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013.

  • by Lynn Beighley
    Peachpit Press, 2012.

  • by Lynn Beighley
    Peachpit Press, 2012.

  • by Lynn Beighley
    Flaneur Press, 2015.
  • About Me

    I edit good. And write, but not enough.

    I'm on the twitter as @lynnbeighley
    Fiction published in:

    Oh Sandy, A Charity Anthology
    Intellectual Refuge
    Ink Sweat & Tears
    Apocrypha and Abstractions
    Kelsey Review
    Lost Children: A Charity Anthology
    Drupal For Dummies (I snuck one of my stories in a screenshot. I'm that needy.)
    Orion headless
    Ottawa Arts Review (CA)
    Thrice Fiction
    Bunch of other places, do you care?

    Why do you write?

    Scorpion paperweight in Lucite(tm). The unsatisfying meshing of the virtual and actual world. Stress. Something funny, which in my hands turns into something off-kilter.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Ishiguro, Eugenides, Hornby, Irving, Dexter, Atwood, McCarthy, more, more, more, more, and more.

    Lynn Beighley's Wall

    Soon to be deleted – Mar 19, 2014

    Glad you like Rotary :)

    Soon to be deleted – Mar 03, 2014

    Thank you!

    Gone – Apr 09, 2013

    Thanks for the comment, Lynn. You are right. It does need tightening up. I may expand on it at some point and have begun a second part which may or may not get completed.

    Keith U. – Nov 20, 2012

    Hello, Ms. Lynn. Thank you so much for reading my eBay silliness. And for the fav, if you fav'ed it. I've lost track of newfangled computer things.

    Lucinda Kempe – Aug 23, 2012


    Thank you for reading Flashing on Z. Yes, it is nonsense, but fun. Best, Lucinda

    Steven Gowin – Aug 16, 2012

    I’m not sure I thanked you for the noteon Gay Girlfriends. Thanks.

    I was a Tech Writer for a while, even taught it at UC Berkely Extension. My wife till does tech. Writing .

    Got a chance to move to Corp. TV which I like much more. My wife says I’ve gone over to the Dark Side (marketing).

    I say hooray for the Dark Side!

    Kevin Michaels – Aug 14, 2012

    Hi Lynn- Thanks for your comment! Off to check out your stories!

    Philip F. Clark – Aug 14, 2012

    Lynn, thank you for your comment. I'm enjoying your work!

    Roz Warren – Aug 13, 2012

    I'm your newest fan. And thanks for noticing "Greener Than Thou."

    Meg Pokrass – Feb 09, 2012

    "The Sound of Zippers In Context"!!!!! so amazing woman.

    Andrew Stancek – Feb 08, 2012

    Your support is so appreciated, Lynn. Glad you liked "Sweet Sounds of Home".

    Matt DeVirgiliis – Dec 05, 2011

    Lynn, thanks for the comment on my Letter to Saint Francis. I think it worked. Ha!

    brian warfield – Nov 19, 2011

    i like unicorns, bacon, the combination of the two, and the denial of the two from one another.

    A. W. Pafford – Nov 16, 2011

    Hi Lynn, thanks for sayin' "hi" on the twitternet.

    Christian Tomsey – Nov 15, 2011

    Nice to meet you too! Let me know what you think!

    George LaCas – Oct 25, 2011

    Hi Lynn, nice to run into you here! Thanks for your comments on "Walt's Frozen Head" - George

    Meg Pokrass – Oct 19, 2011

    my goodness thank you! do you mind if I ask which bookstore? this so made my day!

    MaryAnne Kolton – Sep 21, 2011

    Lynn, I think since they're guys it should be "pissing" . . .thank you much.

    Peter Barlow – Aug 22, 2011


    Joani Reese – Aug 12, 2011

    Lynn: We seem to have had a mutual admiration society going on today. Thanks for coming by and giving "Manhattan, Sunday Morning" some love.

    Erin Zulkoski – Jul 24, 2011

    Dear LB: I hope I can be like you when I get big.

    Jack Swenson – Jul 22, 2011

    Thanks for your delightful comment about my story "Sisters." What a hoot! Thanks for the fav, too.

    Benjamin Matvey – May 14, 2011

    Thanks Lynn! I very much appreciate your kind words about InfiniDate and Forewarned! I also love reading your tweets and your stories!

    Andrew Roe – Apr 28, 2011

    Lynn, thanks so much for the read and comment for my story "Where Shall We Meet?" I really appreciate it.

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Apr 28, 2011

    Hi Lynn! Thanks for reading and appreciating my latest!

    Christian Bell – Apr 21, 2011

    Lynn, thanks for reading and commenting on "Jump"! Much appreciated.

    Drew Jackson – Apr 20, 2011

    Thanks for your kind words about my piece, Lynn. I look forward to reading your work.

    Rebecca Coffey – Apr 07, 2011

    Thanks, Lynn, for the comment on "Dorothy's Parker House Rolls." Following you now on Twitter....

    Soon to be deleted – Mar 31, 2011

    Thanks for reading me, Lynn.

    M – Mar 28, 2011

    Hi Lynn. Thank you for your comment on what I wanted in 1968. I've taken a bit of a break so this is overdue, but I wanted to let you know of my appreciation. Take care.

    Frankie Saxx – Mar 25, 2011

    Hi Lynn!

    I am okay, I was really mortified for a few minutes, wailed to Marcus about how I had totally destroyed your wonderful place and how sorry I was, got laughed at. (The word "diva" may have been bandied about in reference to my histrionics. I choose not to recall.)

    Been enjoying your work. Got quite a kick out of Cunning Literalist. (As I write this comment, I see it's got 69 views. Appropriate.


    Frankie Saxx – Mar 25, 2011

    Hi Lynn, god I am so sorry. I had no idea I was doing so much wrong. I did not mean to be rude, not at all. Thanks so much for your comments on Picking Up Physicists and Momma's Dogs. :)


    Frank Vander Rasky – Mar 25, 2011

    Lynn, thanks for your moxie comment and fave on “God Bless You, Mr. Rinsewater.” I am smiling, angelically!

    James Lloyd Davis – Mar 25, 2011

    Lynn, thanks for the fave and the comment on "She said." I thrive on that kind of support.

    Mary Alston Capps – Mar 11, 2011

    Lynn, I just *now* got your welcome message on my wall (and by "got", I meant comprehended, not received). Oy. I'm hopeless.

    Robert Vaughan – Mar 09, 2011

    Thanks for your lovely comments and fav of "Avoidance." I really appreciate it!

    Gary Moshimer – Mar 09, 2011

    thanks for reading Shark!

    Keith U. – Mar 08, 2011

    Thanks, Lynn, for reading The Musical, and the comment and star. Your cavewoman one is sill my favorite, and Christian Bell's is second. :)

    Jack Swenson – Mar 08, 2011

    You are very kind. Thank you for reading and commenting on "Still Life."

    Jules Archer – Mar 08, 2011

    Lynn - Appreciate the feedback on "Health Code". Happy to have you read.

    Mary Lane – Mar 07, 2011

    I know you said I didn't have to write on your wall, but it isn't hard to be nice and I like being nice to you. Breasts aren't all bad. I'd like to think they get me out of speeding tickets.

    Brian Mihok – Mar 07, 2011

    Hey, Lynn, thanks for the comment on Zorro!

    Christian Bell – Mar 04, 2011

    Lynn, thanks for reading and commenting on "Leftover Author's Notes." Much appreciated!

    Soon to be deleted – Mar 03, 2011

    Thanks for reading 2089 :)

    Christian Bell – Mar 02, 2011

    Lynn, thanks for your read, comment, and fave on "Dear What I Wanted"!

    Soon to be deleted – Mar 01, 2011

    Thanks, Lynn :) Glad you like Passage.

    Teresa Houle – Feb 28, 2011

    thanks for the read and comment. I have another revision or seven in me. I'll look that over.

    Catherine Davis – Feb 27, 2011

    Lynn, happy to see your read on my 19__! Thank you. And you're right - it was only surgery because the surgeon who happened to be on hand performed it, and I would guess that the mother's tweezers were the perfect implement.

    Keith U. – Feb 27, 2011

    Thank you, Lynn - thank you very much!

    stephen hastings-king – Feb 25, 2011

    hello lynn...thanks for the read and comment on a story. i thought i'd pass along my favorite palindrome: In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni. it means something like we turn circles in the night consumed by a fire....

    Mary Lane – Feb 04, 2011

    Hey! It's me! From twitter!

    Erin Zulkoski – Dec 16, 2010

    I wrote on your wall with crayon.

    Larry Strattner – Dec 13, 2010

    Thanks for the encouragment on Snapshots. Your use of the word 'appreciate' makes me think you've been there. Cheers, LarryS

    Kait Mauro – Dec 06, 2010

    How did you get into writing for the "For Dummies" series?

    Erin Zulkoski – Dec 02, 2010

    P.S. Thanks for faving "Rebuttal."
    Admit it--the only reason you did so was because there's a butt in rebuttal.

    Erin Zulkoski – Dec 02, 2010

    "Typing," not "yping." I don't know what "yping" is.

    Erin Zulkoski – Dec 02, 2010

    Lynn, Lynn, Lynn, Lynn. Your name starts to look wrong after yping your name several times in a row.
    I am going to read more of your stories and sit here quietly until you post more. Go on, pretend I'm not here.

    Bill Yarrow – Nov 23, 2010

    Hard for me to believe your work is met by silence. But glad to be one of the voices in answer to it!

    Fred Osuna – Nov 16, 2010

    Thanks, Lynn, for reading and faving "We Put a Smile Back on Your Face." I'm looking forward to reading your stories.

    Keith U. – Nov 12, 2010

    Thank you, Lynn, for 'fav-ing' thirty seconds. You flatter me, and I thank you. Duggar is nothing less than brilliant. I wish I had written it. :-)

    Julie Innis – Nov 11, 2010

    Thanks Lynn for your thoughts on Fly - much appreciated.

    Keith U. – Nov 08, 2010

    Lynn, Finn', Finn', Lynn. :-)

    Marcus Speh – Nov 08, 2010

    OMG, lynn beighley. i cannot believe you are here. i actually use your book HeadFirst SQL to teach in another incarnation. after thanking you for your kind comment, i'd like to lay at your feet for a moment if i may. i think you're a star.

    Bill Yarrow – Nov 08, 2010

    Thanks for the fave of "I Am Not a Corpse," Lynn. Much appreciated!

    Ramon Collins – Nov 07, 2010

    Dog in the Room is a minor masterpiece, Lynn! We are fortunate you returned to fiction -- welcome to FN.

    Ramon Collins – Nov 07, 2010

    Dog in the Room is a minor masterpiece, Lynn! We are fortunate you returned to fiction -- welcome to FN.

    Sam Rasnake – Nov 07, 2010

    Welcome to FN, Lynn.

    Keith U. – Nov 01, 2010


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