About MeI was born in Calgary, Alberta and spent most of my childhood there in a house near the open prairie. I loved reading, writing, animals, being outdoors and + read more music. My teen years passed in Delta, BC, although summers found me back in Alberta, working on a ranch.

Early adult years were a time for working, travelling and studying favourite things like Literature, Fine Arts, Philosophy and Creative Writing. I married, had two wonderful children, and spent a respectable amount of time being practical. My early loves stayed with me and the desire to write became an irresistible call. I listened, and as life allowed (in the uneven way it tends to do), I wrote.

I continue to write and when the words flow, it's a joy. I also enjoy the challenge of finding my way through the difficult, stubborn patches of a story - especially once I've made it through!

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My Work Contact Me
You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • YA Fiction

Published WorksComing Back ~ 2019
Faster Than Truth ~ 2019
Quiz Queens ~ 2017
Destination Human ~ 2013
Agent Angus ~ 2012 (Foreign edition, Sweden)
Stuff We All Get ~ 2011 (French edition: La cache)
Me, Myself and Ike ~ 2009 (Foreign edition, Korea)
Perfect Revenge ~ 2009 (French edition: Le revanche Parfait)
The Shade ~ 2008
Spiral ~ 2008
Rebel’s Tag ~ 2007
Mirror Image ~ 2007
Battle of the Bands ~ 2006 (Spanish edition: La guerra de las Bandas)

    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School

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Awards and Recognition:Agent Angus: YALSA Quick Picks short list, 2013 (U.S.A.)
Destination Human: CCBC Best Books + show more 2011
Me, Myself and Ike: Governor General’s Literary Award, short list 2010; White Ravens List Selection 2010 (Germany), CCBC Best Books 2011, Resource Links Year’s Best list 2009
Stuff We All Get: Resource Links Year’s Best list2011
Perfect Revenge: Resource Links Year’s Best list 2009
Rebel’s Tag: OLA Best Bets 2008, CCBC Best Books 2008, Chocolate Lily short list 2009
Mirror Image: CCBC Best Books 2008, Resource Links Year’s Best list 2007
Spiral: CCBC Best Books 2010
Battle of the Bands: CCBC Our Choice 2007, YALSA Quick Pick (long list) 2007 (U.S.A.)
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