She became a teacher at junior and senior high school where she inspired students to be creative in their writings.
Ross Arnett Award from the Writers Guild of Alberta High School teacher. She would return to the Sault and work as their Childrens librarian for 15 years.She was appointed Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan in 2005. She was encouraged to write by her secondary school students and her 1 book, a young adult novel, Cowboys Dont Cry won a contest.This book was later made into a movie premiering at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.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.