Born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Connecticut. Lolly Winston holds an MFA in creative writing
from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied with Alan Gurganus, and wrote a collection of short stories as her thesis.
In the early eighties she went to Hawaii for eight days and stayed for eight years, boogie boarding and working as a corporate
copy writer and public affairs officer at a local trauma hospital. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the early nineties,
where she continued to work as a public relations professional. After falling off the corporate ladder she began working from
home as a freelance writer for high-tech companies, and the San Jose Mercury News. Since then her work has appeared
in the magazines Redbook, Family Circle, Working Mother, New Woman, Sunset, Lifetime
and others. She has taught classes in freelance writing, and published short fiction in The Sun. She lives with her
husband in Northern California.