Lynne Porter

Lynne Porter was born near Oxenden, a fifth-generation descendant of immigrants from the United Kingdom. She currently lives at the edge of that village with her husband, Ron. Her deep roots inspired a keen interest in the history of family, friends, and neighbours who settled at Oxenden and area. Lynne’s research led her to discover strong connections between pioneer families through marriages, which blossomed into a community where descendants still meet cousins at every turn. In her second book, readers can visit Big Bay and North Keppel, two communities on the Colpoys Bay shore. For both books, Lynne has created sketches depicting buildings that have disappeared from the landscape.

Now, Lynne takes readers to the early years of Lake Charles, a community on the Niagara Escarpment above Oxenden and Big Bay.

Several of Lynne’s short stories have been published in The Leaf by The Brucedale Press, one selected first in their acrostic story contest. Our Family Farm, a collection of stories published by Brucedale in 2014, includes The Gravel Pit by Lynne.

Lynne posts and reads stories and memories on her own page at