Lyn Ford was the first storyteller in the state of Ohio to be nominated for a Governor’s Award for the Arts. She is a regular performer at regional and national storytelling festivals, including the National Storytelling Festival, Hawaii’s Talk Story Festival and the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Lyn’s first publication as an individual author was published in 2012. Affrilachian Tales is a compilation of stories from Lyn’s childhood memories, enriched with information on Affrilachian culture.