About Lynn

Lynn MackleLynn Mackle is a native Midwesterner who relocated with her family to Kansas City from Miami, Florida, in 1993. Lynn earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish as a student at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., and she spent her senior year at the Institute of Spanish Studies in Madrid. A self-described lifelong learner, Lynn returned to college to receive master’s degrees in both English and art history at the University of Missouri at Kansas City after her two sons left home. Her thesis on Velazquez’s Lady with a Fan was published in the spring of 2005. While a graduate student, Lynn earned membership in the honorary societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Delta, and she received a Kansas City Press Club award for her writing. Her articles, on subjects ranging from local galleries and artists to noteworthy people and places, have appeared in a variety of publications. Among the highlights of Lynn’s academic career are four summers of coursework in the International Summer Schools of the University of Cambridge in the UK.

She is a freelance writer and art historian, and she has been prose editor of the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project since 2001. She was recently honored for her years of service to that organization.


1. “Jacie Scott: Daisy in her Tenth Decade” – The Independent, April 7, 2007
2. “Weston’s St. George Hotel” – The Independent, Nov. 5, 2005
3. “Summer School at Cambridge: Never too Late to Come Home Again” – Fifty and Better, March 2004.
4. “Maestro Bruce Sorrell and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra” – Art Magazine, Vol. 3/No.2 – 2003
5. “Cliffside Clovelly: England’s Ancient West Country Gem” – Fifty and Better, October, 2002.
6. “Helen Lea: Seeking Nature’s Serenity” – Kansas City Magazine, Oct. 2001
7. “Lexington Shelters Its Southern Roots” (with Sean McLachlan) – Missouri Life, Feb./March 2001
8. “Kansas City Firsts” – Explore Kansas City, Jan. 2001
9. “Kansas City Business Through the Years: 1850-2000” – Small Business Monthly, Nov. 2000
10. “Art with Heart in Kansas City” – Explore Kansas City, Oct. 1999
11. “Coming of Age: The John Wornall House Museum Gains Autonomy” – Explore Kansas City
12. UMKC Highlight Magazine — December 2012

If you would like to contact Lynn, please email her at lynnmackle [at] aol.com or call her at 816-304-6393.