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About MeI write fiction and non-fiction for middle readers and younger children. My published work includes three non-fiction books for 9-12 year olds, two board + read more books, and a novel for adults. I write and edit in Nelson, BC.

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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Board Books
  • Middle Grade Nonfiction
  • Educational & Information Books
  • Editorial Services

Published WorksCity Bugs, board book (Annick Press, 2018)

City Critters, board book (Annick Press, 2018)

Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food, co-authored with Paula Ayer, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich, (Annick Press, 2017)

Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration, co-authored with Paula Ayer, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich, (Annick Press, 2016)

Never Going Back (Thistledown, 2010)

Dangerous Crossings!, middle reader non-fiction (Annick Press, 2007)

Speaking InformationMy interactive, visual presentations on water and food cover topics including science, social issues, and the environment.

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

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8

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Testimonials"...we enjoyed your presentation very much! All of the kids were very engaged…"
-- Kirsten + read more Molnar, Teacher Librarian, Gordon Terrace Elementary School, Cranbrook, BC Show Less

Awards and Recognition:Eat Up:
Honorable Mention, Greek Book Festival Award
Starred Selection, Best Books for Kids + show more & Teens, CCBC
Nominated, 2018 Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
Nominated, 2018 Red Cedar Non-Fiction Award

Water Wow:
Winner, American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award
Winner, Green Book Festival Award
Winner, EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association
Starred Selection, Best Books for Kids & Teens, CCBC
Honor Book, Skipping Stones magazine
Nominated, 2017 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, CCBC
Nominated, 2017 Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
Nominated, 2018 Red Cedar Non-Fiction Award

Never Going Back:
Nominated, 2013 One Book One Kootenay

Dangerous Crossings!
Nominated, 2008 Red Maple Award
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