Lynne is the ten-time Hugo, British Fantasy, and Parsec Award-winning co-publisher and co-editor-in-chief of Uncanny Magazine, with her husband, Michael Damian Thomas. In this editorial role, they have also been finalists seven times for the World Fantasy Award. She was the co-editor of the Hugo Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords (2010) with Tara O’Shea, and the Hugo Award-finalist Chicks Dig Comics (2012) with Sigrid Ellis. Along with the Geek Girl Chronicles book series, Lynne was the former Editor-in-Chief (2011-2013) of the Hugo Award-finalist Apex Magazine. She moderated the Hugo Award-winning SF Squeecast, a monthly podcast (with Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Seanan McGuire, Michael Damian Thomas, and Catherynne M. Valente) in which a group of SF/F professionals got excited about stuff they liked, and she currently contributes to the Parsec Award-winning Verity! podcast (with Erika Ensign, L.M. Myles, Katrina Griffiths, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Deborah Stanish), where a bunch of smart women talk about Doctor Who.
Lynne M. Thomas is the Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the former Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University, where she was responsible for popular culture special collections that include the literary papers of nearly 70 SF/F authors.
Lynne lives in Champaign, IL, with her husband, Michael, and their daughter, Caitlin. Caitlin has a rare congenital disorder called Aicardi syndrome, and Michael is her full-time caregiver.
Find Lynne on her website, Uncanny Magazine, or follow her on Twitter @lynnemthomas.