Lynn Salsi is the author of 20 books and 12 plays. Included among her writing awards are a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize, Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, Jacqueline Lougheed World Understanding Lecturer (International Alpha Delta Kappa), American Library Association Notable Book Award, nine Willie Parker Peace History Book Awards, Mom’s Choice Award, and Stars and Flags gold medal. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, she earned a BA in Journalism at USC followed by an M.A. and M.F.A. from Seton Hill University.
Lynn’s expertise includes the Jack Tales and Appalachian folklore and tradition. Her ongoing scholarly research includes Appalachian story origins, narrative across media, publishing shifts in depicting diversity in children’s literature, how folklore impacts modern literature, and use of readers theatre as a reading intervention. She writes adult non-fiction, popular fiction, children’s books, and literary non-fiction. In a former life she spent nine years as executive director and playwright of a children’s theater program and five years teaching college English.
Find her online at http://www.lynnsalsi.com.