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General Information

Name:  C. Lynn Williams  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, IL


Illinois Connection

I am a true Chicagoan, born and raised in Chicago, although half of my adult life was spent living in various Chicago suburbs like Evanston, Highland Park, Deerfield and Aurora with the exception of several years spent living in Iowa. I attended college at Barat College in Lake Forest, IL, and graduate school at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I teach at a local community college and reside in Chicago, IL. Teaching at both the high school and college level and raising my own children has given me lots of experiential knowledge for writing books for parents of tweens and teens.

Biographical and Professional Information

C. Lynn Williams is a compassionate, intelligent woman with a gift of easy dialogue, inherited from her mother. She's a mother at heart and has an uncanny sense of knowing when something is right or wrong. Her gift of unconditional love, and her extreme understanding of others, has earned her the title of MsParentguru.Her experiences with adults and children, (her own included) have led her to write a series of parenting books to allow parents and kids to successfully dialogue with each other.While Ms. Williams has had many opportunities to teach, both in educational and corporate environments, her passion is helping parents and teens build enjoyable, fulfilling relationships with each other. As an author, speaker, wife and mother of four adult children, she is active in her church and community. She holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, having attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to writing, she is an avid reader, mentor of young women, health enthusiast, and educator. When she needs to get away, music is her muse.Have you often wished that you could stop the madness in your household with the temper tantrums that your son or daughter is having? Read "Trying to Stay Sane While Raising Your Teen" for practical, down-to-earth parenting tips. Her newest book, "The Pampered Prince: Moms Create a GREAT Relationship With Your Son", was released in June, 2012. It is designed to help mothers understand the intricacies of their relationship with their sons and make their relationship, a wonderful one.C. Lynn Williams enjoys speaking about parenting and is available for book signings, parent workshops and speaking engagements. Contact her by email at For more information or to sign up for her newsletter, visit:

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