Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Courtney Westlake  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;


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Illinois Connection

Westlake lives in central Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

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Titles At Your Library

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Speaking costs include a fee and travel expenses, as well as the ability to sell her books at, prior to, or after the event. Email Courtney for more information or to inquire about your event or program.