Lynn Westerhout is a former elementary and special needs teacher. She is a founding teaching staff member of Centauri Adult Arts Retreat and she teaches creative writing for adults for the Toronto Board of Education. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers. Lynn is the winner of the Frances E. Russell Award for her work on Making it Home. Her other works include Business in Bangkok and Baggage To London. She lives in Toronto.