Lynn Westerhout

Besides writing for children and adults, teaching and storytelling, Lynn Westerhout is an energetic grandmother of four and her interests run, in no particular order of priority, to banjo playing, history, morris dancing, singing, gardening, crafts and reading anything and everything. Her published works include Making It Home: The Story of Catharine Parr Traill (biography) for which she won the Frances E. Russell Award from the International Board on Books for Young People (Canada). She is a founding staff member of Centauri Adult Arts Retreat. She has taught creative writing for adults for the Toronto Board of Education and does storytelling programs for young audiences.