About MeI'm the author of several books for young people.

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

Published WorksA Little House in a Big Place. (picturebook) Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2019

Boxcar Children 144 - The Mystery at the Calgary Stampede. Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 2015 (as ghost-writer)

19 Things: A Book of Lists for Me. (nonfiction list-book for mental health) Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2015

The Cul-de-Sac Kids. (early chapter book) Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2012

Molly’s Cue. (YA novel) Regina: Coteau Books, 2010.

Grandpa’s Music: A Story About Alzheimer's. (picturebook) Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 2009.

Mud Girl. (YA novel) Regina: Coteau Books, 2006.

The Half-Pipe Kidd. (MG novel) Regina: Coteau Books, 1997.

Thunder Ice. (MG novel) Regina: Coteau Books, 1996.

Speaking InformationMy books are written for a breadth of ages. I've done the Canadian Children's Book Centre tour twice, in Ontario and Quebec, and both times I've spoken to + read more groups of all ages, kindergarten to grade 12. For high-school learners, I love to share my presentation on "Life in the Arts." Show Less

    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Lower Mainland
  • Virtually

    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:IBBY International Board on Books For Young People, Selected List of Books For Children With + show more Disabilities, 2011, for Grandpa’s Music: A Story about Alzheimer’s

Finalist, Canadian Library Association, Young Adult Book of the Year, 2007, for Mud Girl

Finalist, Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers, 1997, for Thunder Ice

Finalist, Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award, 1998, for Thunder Ice

Finalist, Red Cedar (British Columbia) Young Readers’ Choice Award, 1998, for Thunder Ice Show Less

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