Born and raised in Malawi, Africa. Lynnette Bonner spent the first years of her life reveling in warm equatorial sunshine and the late evening duets of cicadas and hyenas. In the fall of 1990, she moved to Kirkland, Washington, to attend Northwest University, and it was there she met her husband, Marty. After they moved to Pierce, Idaho, and she began studying the history of their little town, Lynnette was inspired to begin the Shepherd’s Heart Series. Marty and Lynnette have four children, and currently live in Washington where Marty pastors a church.