Lyn Millner

Lyn Millner is the author of The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Prophet (University Press of Florida 2015). The book is a nonfiction narrative about Cyrus Teed and his followers, the Koreshans—religious utopians who lived at the turn of last century. Millner founded the journalism program at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida, where she is an associate professor of journalism. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing (1999) from Florida International University, where her specialty was nonfiction. Her radio stories and essays have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and “Weekend Edition” and on American Public Media’s “Marketplace.” Her print work has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Oxford American, the Hollywood Reporter, and Boca Raton magazine.