Tuesday, 29 of September of 2020

Who am I?

Hi, I’m Lynn Garthwaite.


I was raised in the wonderful suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. Always an avid reader, I began writing my own stories while still in elementary school and pictured myself as a professional writer from a very young age. After college I attended several screenwriting workshops and began writing screenplays in earnest.


Several years and seven screenplays later, I put that ambition on the back burner to pursue other interests. When the urge to write hit again, I found that my passion had changed to children’s literature, and the “Dirkle Smat Adventure Books” were born.


My other interests include family (a husband and two grown sons), law enforcement (I recently retired as a police reserve officer in Bloomington) and gardening. I volunteer in the public schools, at church, and dabble in local politics.


I enjoy being the visiting author at elementary schools and structure my presentation to match the age group of the audience. The best part of author visits is the question and answer session. Kids ask the BEST questions!


Click on the e-mail button to the right and send me a note if you’d like me to speak at your school or library.


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