Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters is a performer, poet, playwright, scholar, and author of 26 children’s books, including her latest, Best Pirate. She won the Rainforest of Reading award for Bad Pirate and Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On. Many of her books have been nominated for international book awards.
She is an Associate Professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, where she instructs teacher candidates on how to teach drama, dance, and literacy education in their kindergarten to grade eight classrooms. Kari-Lynn earned a PhD from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a teaching degree from the University of Toronto, and a certificate in Technical Theatre from the National Theatre School of Canada.
As a child, Kari-Lynn didn’t enjoy writing or reading. The only subject she really liked in school was recess! Eventually, her love of play, storytelling, theatre, and children led her to discover that writing for children allows her to combine all these things for others to enjoy. Today, she enjoys traveling to places like Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S., and across Canada to share her stories with kids who also love to read.
Kari-Lynn lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada with her two children, Liam and McKenna. The other important members of her family are her three cats: Lynx, Bear, and Minnie.
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