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Author Lynnette D’anna grew up on the Canadian prairies and, like many of her characters, she chose to roam. She has been writing stories all her life, and has published seven books of fiction. Her poems, articles, profiles and other writing have been widely published in literary journals, newspapers, magazines and online.

Her coming-of-age novel RagTimeBone was published as Zeit der Blosse by Hamburg’s Argument Press. Her book Vixen is featured in Julia Michael’s Narrating communities: constructing and challenging Mennonite Canadian identities through narrative. Daniel Shank Cruz calls her ‘the godmother of queer Mennonite literature’ and, in A Brief History and Bibliography of Queer Mennonite Literature, he writes:

Author Lynnette D’anna

D’anna’s novels are exuberantly, explicitly queer, and thus represent a watershed event in the history of both queer Mennonite literature and Mennonite literature in general. Their raw sexuality is a precedent for that found in the fiction of later writers.

One of the sweetest ways for you to support D’anna’s work is by borrowing, buying and sharing it. All her books are available for purchase in digital and paperback format on this site. Please get in touch, and thanks for stopping by!

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