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By 2004 she had published over 10 books and in 2007 she earned the Golden Eagle Childrens Choice Book Award given annually to an Albertan writer. in 1942 she married Richard Harrington a renowned photographer and the couple moved to Toronto where Lyn became a freelance writer. In 1967 she received a Centennial grant for a book for youth, The Luck of the La Verendryes.

She has written over 17 books and 2300 magazine articles as well as radio drams.

In 1980 with The Trouble with Princesses, which retells stories about Northwest Coast princesses and compares them with old world European princesses, she won the Canada Council Childrens Literature prize (the forerunner of the Governor Generals Award for English Language childrens Literature) She became a member of the Order of Canada in 1980. In 1996 she produced a novelty book about how to read your cats personality based on its astrological sign.

In 1998 Christie received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding literary career. After this in her mid fifties she decided to try her hand at a work of fiction. In 1820 shortly after her father's death she relocated to Kingston, Upper Canada (Now Ontario) to live with family. called to her and she that in the province until 1945. Doris became involved with the Local Womens Institute and in turn in the history of her community.

Currently retired she is enjoying writing her next books and travelling to provide learning and author sessions at schools and libraries across Canada.

Born April 18, 1953, Saddle Lake First Nation, Alberta.

Her diaries are held at the University of Western Ontarione Irwin. The Vancouver Daily Province purchased stories she used to write for her students.

In 1932 she married a Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable, Thomas Arthur Harris and the couple soon were parents to 5 children.

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