Justin was born in Florence, Ontario in 1972, the only child of Wayne and Joan Webster. Justin lived his entire childhood in Florence and that hamlet plays a part in nearly every story in Lore. Justin attended Dawn Township Central School and dated Tammy Robinson briefly in 1986. They never officially broke up so they may still be an item in spite of his marriage. He then went on to graduate from Lambton Kent Composite School in Dresden in 1991. He went out with other girls there whom he made a point to clearly define relationship beginnings and endings.
From there, he attended Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. It was there where he met his future wife and they are still an item as far as he knows. After Waterloo, he flew to New York City to become a trained actor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, equipping himself to wait on tables. Realizing that he wasn't cut out for poverty and struggle, Justin attended teachers' college at the University of Western, Ontario. His wife did the same (though she's much better at it than him) and now they both teach in their hometown of Listowel, Ontario.
It was during this time that both he and his wife renewed their passion for acting and purchased a small church in Listowel, transforming it into a small stage theatre to be called, Theatre Three-Eleven. It's at Theatre Three-Eleven that Justin acts, directs and produces many plays that have been enjoyed by the community.
Justin Webster’s short stories and writing have appeared nowhere. The last prize--let alone literary prize--he received for anything didn’t involve writing and preceded his first kiss by at least two years. He is a lucky man, spending his time teaching elementary students and learning from his wife, two daughters, and dog. Lore is his first book.
on Sep. 27, 2011 :
Interesting little tale, an astonishingly unordinary life told matter of factly. Told differently, an epic movie, told as is, a conversation with a pleasant but very dark character. Unique short story.
(review of free book)