Lynn McMorris is a freelance writer and photographer. Due to rising waters and flooding, she has recently relocated from the Amite River near French Settlement to New Roads, Louisiana where she writes about veteran’s issues, progressive politics, Louisiana life, food, healthcare and whatever else tickles her fancy or riles her up. She has been published in 225 Magazine and The Louisiana Sportsman.
As a photographer, her services include family, event and commercial photography. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Louisiana Photographic Society.
Recently retired as a critical care registered nurse, Lynn’s outlook on life has been honed through years of nursing in the areas of Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Surgical Intensive Care, Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers, Cardiac Intensive Care and the Cardiac Cath Lab.
As a former travel nurse and full-time RV’er, the road was her home as she worked contracts from California to Maine, from the border with Mexico to Alaska, including almost two years as an emergency room and flight nurse in Anchorage, AK and several contracts within the Navajo Nation.
Along the way she paddled, fished, hiked and backpacked through some of our nation’s most beautiful areas. It was during this time period Lynn realized a simple, undeniable truth. Friends and adventure are truly the wealth of one’s life.
Prior to becoming a nurse, Lynn worked as a nationally registered EMT-Paramedic in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana and on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
She is the founder and former co-owner of EatLikeANative.com where she grew fat and happy exploring locally owned, hole-in-the wall Louisiana Restaurants, sharing their stories and secrets so others could get the hell out of the chain restaurants and enjoy the treasure that is Louisiana cuisine.
Through her work with The Never Quit Never Forget Gala and the Just Cause Flag Campaign, Lynn has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for foundations supporting our military, veterans and their families.
When not working, she enjoys spoiling her cute but seemingly not too bright cats, Debit and Credit.
Lynn can foolishly be followed via Twitter handle @lynnmcmorris and you are invited to also join her on Facebook via the Blue On The Bayou FaceBook group.