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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  C. Lynn Williams  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: in Chicago, IL

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Illinois Connection

I am a true Chicagoan, born and raised in Chicago, although half of my adult life was spent living in various Chicago suburbs like Evanston, Highland Park, Deerfield and Aurora with the exception of several years spent living in Iowa. I attended college at Barat College in Lake Forest, IL, and graduate school at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I teach at a local community college and reside in Chicago, IL. Teaching at both the high school and college level and raising my own children has given me lots of experiential knowledge for writing books for parents of tweens and teens.

Biographical and Professional Information

C. Lynn Williams is a compassionate, intelligent woman with a gift of easy dialogue, inherited from her mother. She's a mother at heart and has an uncanny sense of knowing when something is right or wrong. Her gift of unconditional love, and her extreme understanding of others, has earned her the title of MsParentguru.Her experiences with adults and children, (her own included) have led her to write a series of parenting books to allow parents and kids to successfully dialogue with each other.While Ms. Williams has had many opportunities to teach, both in educational and corporate environments, her passion is helping parents and teens build enjoyable, fulfilling relationships with each other. As an author, speaker, wife and mother of four adult children, she is active in her church and community. She holds a Master's degree in Business Administration, having attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to writing, she is an avid reader, mentor of young women, health enthusiast, and educator. When she needs to get away, music is her muse.Have you often wished that you could stop the madness in your household with the temper tantrums that your son or daughter is having? Read "Trying to Stay Sane While Raising Your Teen" for practical, down-to-earth parenting tips. Her newest book, "The Pampered Prince: Moms Create a GREAT Relationship With Your Son", was released in June, 2012. It is designed to help mothers understand the intricacies of their relationship with their sons and make their relationship, a wonderful one.C. Lynn Williams enjoys speaking about parenting and is available for book signings, parent workshops and speaking engagements. Contact her by email at For more information or to sign up for her newsletter, visit:

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Trying to Stay Sane While Raising Your Teen
ISBN: 0982796641

St Paul Press. 2010

Parenting teens includes many challenges as well as joys. A focus should be on the positive side of parenting teens. This focus will help the parent to feel more competent and actually be able to enjoy their teen and the ups and downs they face. Sometimes parents tend to over emphasize the negatives and annoyances of parenting their teens. This book will help you get along with your children as you guide them in the godly path for living.

The Pampered Prince: Moms, Create A GREAT Relationship With Your Son
ISBN: 0985425857

St. Paul Press. 2012

“Many young boys have different experiences with their mothers: some dependent, some estranged, and most healthy. C. Lynn Williams offers a great perspective that helps mothers create strong positive relationships with their sons. Great book!” --Candace Williams, MSW, LCSW Clinical Case Manager “C. Lynn Williams does a wonderful job of discussing the intricacies of mother and son relationships. This is a must for every mother. Dads and sons – don’t wait for Mother’s Day, this is the next book you buy for mom!” --Ann McIndoo, Speaker and author of "So You Want to Write!" and "7 Easy Steps to Write Your Book" “A great solution to bring mothers and their sons together. Enjoy this book!” --Michael Ray Dresser, Talk Show Host and Media Coach, Dresser After Dark Want to reignite, reestablish or begin to create a great relationship with your son? The Pampered Prince is for you! Inside are practical tips and explanations to the issues that mothers often face with their sons as they grow from boys into men. It is designed to be inspirational, encouraging, endearing, heartfelt and comforting to mothers the world over. If you are a mother, stepmother, foster mom, grandmother, kinship caregiver, teacher, guidance counselor or minister, this book is for you!

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

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