MaryLou Driedger is the author of two middle-grade adventure novels published by Heritage House Sixties Girl and Lost on the Prairie. MaryLou has had a few adventures of her own. Her curiosity and love of learning have taken her to some fifty destinations across the globe. She has been a teacher in three different countries and is a former Manitoba Teacher of the Year. MaryLou’s writing adventures include nearly four decades as a columnist for a large regional Manitoba newspaper The Carillon and three years as a columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press. Hundreds of her freelance pieces have been published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies, books, journals, travel guides, institutional histories, and curriculums and she has written the script and lyrics for a musical.