- Escape from Heart (2000) Harcourt-Brace
Lynette Suzanne Stark was born December 7, 1952, in Santa Maria, California, to Jim and Eileen Stark. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and taught at schools in Hamilton, Aberdeen, Brandon, Hattiesburg (all Mississippi) and Stillwater, Oklahoma. She was a longtime educator who taught English and elementary music. She was teaching at West Lowndes Elementary School, Columbus, Mississippi, when she died. An accomplished musician, she was also a band director for a number of years. She bore two daughters, Tiffany Kilpatrick of Oxford and Lauren Stark of MUW.
Stark is the author of the young adult fiction book, Escape from Heart, published in 2000 by Harcourt-Brace. The book was harshly criticized by Kirkus Review (no reviewer’s name is given). The reviewer argued that Stark did not know anything about Mennonites, but Stark retorted that most of the events in the plot actually happened to Mennonite friends of hers