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About MeI'm the author of many books for children. I love picturebooks but right now most of my books are novels for middle graders and teens, like LAST CHANCE ISLAND, + read more an adventure on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. I used to be a teacher librarian which was a terrific job. It combined my two favourite things in the world, kids and books. But after several years, I found I had to choose between teaching and writing. In the end, I chose writing, so that's what I do most days now, except when I'm travelling to do school and library visits which I really enjoy. I love talking to the people my books are aimed at and I always learn something new. Like last month in Ontario, I learnt that Kitchener's old name used to Berlin and its motto was, "Keep Kitchener as clean as your kitchen." Show Less

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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Picture Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Middle Grade Nonfiction
  • YA Fiction

    I Will Travel To:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School
  • College / University / Adult

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