As a girl, Cori Mordaunt lived for six weeks at the Point Clark lighthouse, where her sister and brother-in-law were keepers of this important light on the Lake Huron shore. That experience, the stories told by her dad, and her lively imagining of what could have happened there during the “white hurricane” of November, 1913, inspired her story of Will Lindsay and his family.
After studying fashion at Ryerson University, English at the University of Toronto, and graduating in Library Techniques from Seneca College, Cori worked in a variety of libraries: business, film, and public. Since retiring, she and her husband, Gene, have travelled extensively—often to lighthouse locations and always with their cameras.
A mother of two and grandmother of six, Cori has completed three writing courses in children’s literature. She has placed short works in prose and poetry with various publications and blogs. KEEP THE LIGHT BURNING is her first novel.
A member of both CANSCAIP and The Word Guild, Cori lives in Toronto, and still loves to visit the Point Clark area, which remains home to many of her family.
Cori Mordaunt talks about writing this book, and reads from it. Video
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