About MeIf there is anything better than a life immersed in literature, I’m not sure what it is. My early love of reading and drawing led me to pursue a career as a + read more teacher-librarian, artist, and an author of books for readers of all ages. In Edmonton I developed a magazine (“Magpie”) of children’s writing and illustrations and was writer-in-residence at a number of the city’s schools. Winning a Governor-General’s Award for my young adult novel Stitches opened many doors. I have lived in Vancouver since 2004 where I’ve continued to visit schools, conduct workshops, and create books for children and young adults. Recently I have been writing the text and lyrics for a series of picture books (packaged with a CD featuring a massed chorus of 200 Montreal schoolchildren) retelling familiar Greek myths. Show Less

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

Published Works
Grace Lake. NeWest Press, 1989.
Touch of the Clown. Groundwood, 1998.
Jeremy's Christmas Wish. Hodgepog, 2001.
Stitches. Groundwood, 2003.
Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen. Groundwood, 2006.
The Runaway. Tradewind, 2011.
The Elevator Ghost. Groundwood, 2014.
Time for Flowers, Time for Snow. Tradewind, 2014
The Golden Touch. Tradewind, 2015

Speaking InformationI have done readings and writing workshops for virtually all age groups from kindergarten to seniors. With younger students I use material I developed as a + read more writer for Oz New Media, an online educational resource. The majority of my books are aimed at readers in grades 5 through 9. Show Less

    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

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

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TestimonialsHi Glen,

I just wanted to pass on some parents comments. Two women have two boys that + read more have nothing to say about school at the end of the day. What did you do? Nothing. Yesterday she didn't have to ask, her son came home and was telling her all about your visit. He loved your stories and how you read to them, he loved hearing about you winning the Governor General's Award and seeing the picture and book.

His mother phoned a friend to ask if her son had been talking about school. The second boy had also gone home and kept talking about your presentation.

Students and teachers LOVED your presentation. Thanks again.

Mary Ferraby, Teacher-Librarian, Carisbrooke Show Less

Awards and Recognition:Grace Lake: nominated for W. H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award.
Touch of the Clown: + show more Mr. Christie Silver Medal
Stitches: Governor General's Award; R. Ross Annett Award
Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen: Governor General's silver medal
The Runaway: finalist for a BC Book Award
Time for Flowers, Time for Snow: starred review in “Quill and Quire”
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