Lynn Voedisch

Lynn Voedisch is a Chicago journalist and fiction writer with many years of experience working for newspapers and magazines. She is a member of the America Society of Journalists and Authors. She started out as editor of her college newspaper at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, and went on to work for WBBM-TV, Chicago; Pioneer Press in suburban Chicago; the Los Angeles Times; and spent a long stint at the Chicago Sun-Times. She was an entertainment reporter and technology reporter there and helped develop the newspaper’s fledgling Web site. The site and staff won Best Innovation from the Inland Daily Press Association and the Dvorak Award for Web content.

She has been on television (“Chicago Tonight”) and radio (WBEZ-FM) talk shows, discussing arts topics that affect the city. After leaving the Sun-Times, she pursued a freelance career where she was published in the Chicago Tribune and in the Industry Standard, Grok and Connect-Time (all technology magazines). She has done arts stories for Dance Magazine and the Tribune. A short story of hers, “Wili,” was published in Folio literary magazine in Winter, 2001. She is now working on fiction and has completed three novel manuscripts. Her first novel, Excited Light (ASJA Press, $14.95) is available at,, and can be ordered at any Barnes & Noble store.