Lynch, Audrey L.

Audrey L. Lynch is an adjunct faculty member at Mission College, Santa Clara, CA. She obtained her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of San Francisco.

Development of Roy Simmonds as a Steinbeck Scholar as Evidenced Through His Letters. The Life and Achievement of an Independent Academic
2010 0-7734-3745-6
This book is the first study on the respected Steinbeck scholar Roy Simmonds. It examines the rise of an unknown, unlettered boy to a giant in Steinbeck studies. Lynch gives an overview of Simmonds life interspersed with tributes from some of the most well-known scholars in the field.


Garth Jeffers Recalls His Father, Robinson Jeffers: Recollections of a Poet's Son
2012 0-7734-2938-3
Robinson Jeffers was considered one of the most important American poets of the early 20th century, yet the story behind his family life has not been told from his son’s perspective. How he managed to remain a prolific poet while raising a family is the topic of this book, along with anecdotes about the famous and influential literary, artistic, and creative figures who frequently visited the Jeffers household near Big Sur, California.

Rebel Figure in American Literature and Film. The Interconnectedness of John Steinbeck and James Dean
2009 0-7734-4662-1
This study examines the educational, professional and social similarities in the backgrounds of John Steinbeck and James Dean. Both men struggled with the intellectual limits of small towns, and difficult relations with their parents.