“From proposal to final manuscript, Lynette was a pleasure to work with—she's that rare, one-in-a-million mix of creativity, thoughtfulness, insight, and discipline. In every sense of the word, Lynette's a professional.”
—Chris St. Hilaire
Author, 27 Powers of Persuasion


"It’s always a pleasure to read and edit a manuscript which you know from the very start is going to be well written, superbly organized, and really informative. . . . take some time to feel really good about the book—as I said, it is so rare to get something that is this polished and this well done. Thank you!” 
—Jane von Mehren
VP, Editor in Chief & Associate Publisher, Penguin Books
Editor, Say the Magic Words


"The Blessing of a Skinned Knee would not exist without the expert editorial help of Lynette Padwa. Lynette is meticulous surgeon … and landscape architect…Her humor and patience have been a blessing.”
—Wendy Mogel, Ph.D.
Author, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee


“Thank you for doing an incredible job with the first draft.…As for the structure, considering the amount of material and span of your life, Kathy, Lynette has done a tremendous job. As you have hinted to us, you have so much to tell and editing that into the confines of a book is not an easy task. It has been done well.”
—Brian Tart
Editor in Chief, Dutton Books
Editor, If You Could Hear What I See


"(I am grateful for) Lynette Padwa, my collaborator and now friend. A top-notch writer, editor, and brainstorming buddy who made book two effortless."
—Rhonda Britten
Author, Fearless Loving


“It is so comforting to know that your working partner is someone you love, trust, and respect. She is an excellent writer, and I would have been lost and overwhelmed without her.”
—Dr. Charney Herst
Author, For Mothers of Difficult Daughters































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