Jenny Lynch is a former journalist whose colourful career in and out of magazines spanned more than thirty years and included work as an actress, photographic model, television production assistant and 'Bunny' at the Melbourne Playboy. She was educated at Epsom Girls' Grammar in Auckland, and in Moorhead Minnesota at Moorhead Senior High and Concordia College where she was an honour roll student. She then worked on a Canadian newspaper and in television in Australia. On her return to New Zealand in 1963 she joined the Weekly News, followed by the Sunday Herald and later Thursday magazine. Although principally a feature writer, she gained wide experience in other magazine roles. At various times she was a columnist, fashion writer, theatre critic, photo retoucher and layout designer. In 1977 she became assistant editor on the New Zealand Woman's Weekly and editor in1987. She led the magazine for seven years. Jenny Lynch is the author of three previous non-fiction books all published in association with the Woman's Weekly. She lives with her husband Gavin Ellis and cat Rufus in Auckland.