MaryLou Driedger is a former teacher, a freelance writer, mother, grandmother, marriage partner, world traveler, avid cycler, and book lover. She started this blog when she retired and moved back to Winnipeg after living in Hong Kong for six years. Since then she has worked at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and for the University of Winnipeg but both of those jobs ended with the COVID-19 pandemic.
MaryLou began a journey to become a children’s writer in 2012 and in 2021 her first novel Lost on the Prairie was published by Heritage House Publishing. MaryLou is the librarian at her church, serves on the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library Board, is a regular speaker at various events, and volunteers at a Thrift Store. She has been a newspaper columnist for The Carillon regional newspaper since 1985 and hundreds of her freelance pieces have been published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, books, journals, travel guides, institutional histories, and curriculums. She has written the script and lyrics for a musical.
MaryLou can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org