Jim Lynch is the author of four novels set in Western Washington. A life-long love of sailing is the inspiration for his newest novel, Before the Wind. It’s set in the area he knows best and follows a volatile family obsessed with sailing.
Lynch grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from the University of Washington before bouncing around the country as a reporter for newspapers in Alaska, Virginia and for columnist Jack Anderson in Washington, D.C. Returning to the Northwest, he wrote for the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the Portland Oregonian and the Seattle Times.