About MeI am a writer and storyteller with nine children's books and one how-to writing book under my belt, and dozens of presentations and storytelling sessions. I + read more also teach creative writing at the community, high school and college level.
My most recent book SHELTER- HOMELESSNESS IN OUR COMMUNITY comes out on Oct 12, 2021.
I served as writer in residence at Vancouver's York House School in 2015 and 2016, helping Grade Seven students write historical fiction. And as writer in residence for Schools District 36 (Surrey) Learning Centres in 2014. In 2013 I participated in the Canadian Children's Book Week tour, visiting schools and libraries in Saskatchewan.
I live in Nanaimo BC where I volunteer, read, write, walk, sketch and take photos. Show Less

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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Chapter Books
  • Primary Grade Nonfiction
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Middle Grade Nonfiction
  • YA Fiction
  • Educational & Information Books

Published WorksFull details about my children's books are posted here on Orca Book Publishers website:

Early chapter book: The Wrong Bus
Chapter books: Meeting Miss 405, The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw, The Paper House.
Midgrade novel: Silver Rain.
For middle school readers (hi-lo): Beyond Repair, Disconnect, Three Good Things

Numerous adult short stories, personal narrative, non fiction and essays, including how-to writing articles for The Writer Magazine and other publications.

Speaking InformationI offer a presentation to elementary schools students 'To Begin at the Beginning'. This includes information about the history of storytelling and a told + read more creation story, information about my beginnings as a reader and writer, and discussion and excerpts from my books. This presentation can be customized for all ages, and I am always willing to accommodate specific topics and highlight writing elements requested by teachers and librarians.
Full details about my presentations for adult and children are listed here.
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    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
  • USA
  • International

    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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