About the Author
Karen Lynch is a native San Franciscan. After graduating from Berkeley, she joined the San Francisco police department in 1981. She lives in Novato with her husband and their three children, including Kyra, who was the subject of an essay that won the 2012 Notes & Words national essay contest. Her memoir, Good Cop, Bad Daughter, is the story of how growing up with a bi-polar mother trained her to be a cop.