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About MeI am a junior fiction writer living in Vancouver, BC. Before becoming a writer, I tried my hand at all kinds of jobs, including being a fairy princess, a + read more forklift operator, a belly dancer, and Joan of Arc. After finishing a degree in theatre at the University of Calgary, I began working in museum interpretation, and eventually moved to Ottawa to run the tours and education programs on Parliament Hill. I currently work as a creative writing mentor for the Creative Writing for Children society, and volunteer as a literacy mentor for the Writer's Exchange in Vancouver. Show Less

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    Literature Types
  • Middle Grade Fiction

Published WorksThe Total Genius trilogy follows Arthur Bean and his friends through the trials and tribulations of middle school, including plagiarism, bullying, falling in love, falling in love again, family issues, censorship, and so much more. The trilogy uses alternative formats such as class assignments, emails, texts, and newspaper articles woven together to tell a laugh-out-loud coming of age adventure.
Speaking InformationI love to speak to groups, big or small. I offer hands-on writing workshops, as well as large, auditorium style presentations for large groups. Contact me for + read more more information! Show Less

    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:
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8

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Awards and Recognition:A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius won the Chocolate Lily Award 2015!

A + show more Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius was shortlisted for:
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award; Snow Willow Award; Rocky Mountain Book Award

Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius was shortlisted for:
Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award

A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius is a Junior Library Guild Selection

Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius is ALSO a Junior Library Guild Selection
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