Lynn Shurr grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country but left to wander the world shortly after getting a degree in English literature. After living in several states and Europe, she picked up a degree in librarianship. Her first reference job brought her to the Cajun Country of Louisiana. Eventually, she became director of a library system. For her, the old saying, “Once you’ve tasted bayou water, you will always remain here,” came true. She raised three children near the banks of the Bayou Teche and lives there still with her astronomer husband where she writes, paints, and studies history.