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About MeI am an author and illustrator of picturebooks and juvenile fiction and have an MA in children's literature. My focus these days is on story apps and animated + read more book trailers. You can see one I created for a client below. Show Less

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

Published WorksMy writing:
Francesca and the Magic Bike, Raincoast, 2004
Fred and Pete at the Beach (author/ilustrator), Orca, 2009

Picturebook Illustration:
Mister Got to Go Where are You?, Red Deer Press, 2014
I Want to Go to the Moon, Saunders, Simply Read Books, 2011
Somebody Cared for a Flower, Peetoom, Scholastic Education, 2010
Mister Got to Go and Arnie, Simmie, Raincoast, 2001
Mister Got to Go, Simmie, Red Deer, 1995
Goodness Gracious Gulliver Mulligan, Browne, Raincoast, 2002
When Cats Go Wrong, Hacking, Raincoast, 2004
Memories, Wells, Scholastic Education, 2006
Invisible Ink, Terry Griggs, Raincoast, 2006
The Emerald Curse, Rose, Tradewind Books, 2006
The Aunts Come Marching, Bill Richardson, Raincoast, 2008
Honey Cake, Stuchner, Tradewind Books, 2007

Novels illustration:
Cat's Eye Corner, Terry Griggs, Raincoast, 2002
The Silver Door, Terry Griggs, Raincoast, 2004
Invisible Ink, Terry Griggs, Raincoast, 2006
Ice Cream Town, Arato, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2006
The Heretic's Tomb, Rose, Tradewind Books, 2007
Serf's Up, Szpirglas, Scholastic Education, 2008

Dances and Dreams CD package and booklet, Books for BC Babies, 2007

In progress:
Kiddo (author/illustrator), Tradewind books, 2017
The Ducks of Nitobe Garden (author/illustrator), Rascal Media, 2017

Speaking InformationCurrently I am presenting on The King's Ears, a story app for the iPad which slated for publication in Fall 2016.

    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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Awards and Recognition:2015, City of Vancouver Book Prize shortlist, Mister Got to Go, Where Are You?
2015, + show more shortlisted for IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award, Mister Got to Go, Where Are You?
2014, Best Book for Kids and Teens, CCBC, Mr Got to Go Where Are You by Lois Simmie
2014, chosen by VEPVPA for all Vancouver elementary school libraries, Mr Got to Go Where Are You
2013, Chocolate Lily for I Want to Go to the Moon by Tom Saunders
2012, VEPVA choice, I Want to Go to the Moon by Tom Saunders
2011, Chocolate Lily for Fred and Pete at the Beach
2010, VEPVPA choice, Fred and Pete at the Beach
2009, Chocolate Lily for Honey Cake by Joan Stuchner, Tradewind Books
2008, Time to Read: BC Achievement Foundation Award for Early Literacy for The Aunts Come Marching, 50,000 copies distributed to all kindergarten students in BC
1995-2006, Our Choice, Children's Canadian Book Centre for all the books I have illustrated and written
2006, shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily award (B.C.),
Francesca and the Magic Bike & When Cats Go Wrong
2006, Francesca and the Magic Bike, shortlisted for the Red Cedar (BC), and Manitoba and Saskatchewan Young Readers Choice awards
2005, Francesca and the Magic Bike, shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes
2004, hon. mention, Alcuin excellence in children's book design award, When Cats Go Wrong
2003, winner Shining Willow (Sask.Young Readers' Choice) for Mr. Got to Go and Arnie
1996 Winter, winner Picture Book Quarterly (U.K.), best book for Mister Got to Go
1996, Sask. Book Awards, winner Children's Literature Award for Mister Got to Go
1996, Writers' Guild of Alberta, winner Best Children's Book,
1996 Best Children's Book Illustration, Mister Got to Go
1996, Alberta Book Industry, Children's Title of the Year; winner Book Illustration Award for Mister Got to Go
1995, City of Vancouver Book Prize finalist (of 3), Mister Got to Go Show Less

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