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Courtney Westlake

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Westlake lives in central Illinois.

Biography: Courtney Westlake's daughter, Brenna, was born in 2011 with a rare and severe skin disorder called harlequin ichthyosis. It was then that Courtney began a blog to chronicle their family life and experiences raising a child with physical differences and special needs. Her writing has also been featured on other sites such as Yahoo Parenting, The Huffington Post, (in)courage, and Good Housekeeping. Westlake has also written two digital books - 'Celebrating Our Stories: Teaching Children about Differences and Kindness through Books' and 'The Spaghetti Shots: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids During Everyday Life'.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children

on WorldCat:

Selected Titles

A Different Beautiful :
ISBN: 9781634099233 OCLC: 953379544

Barbour Publishing, Inc., Uhrichsville : 2016.

Through personal insights and experiences, Courtney Westlake shares how you, too, can learn to find and celebrate God's version of beautiful in your life.

That's how you know
ISBN: 9781490810515 OCLC: 919633807

Teaches children how each one is special with God's never-ending love.