About MeI have a background in science and art. I am currently based in my hometown of Vancouver, BC, where I also completed my MA in Children's Literature at UBC. + read more However, I love to travel and explore and I've been lucky enough to have lived, worked, and studied in many places beyond the west coast, including Toronto, Ottawa, England, Finland, and Japan. I'm thrilled to be following my passion for children's literature! Show Less

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

Published Works"Big Blue Forever" is inspired by the true story of how a blue whale skeleton found on a remote beach in PEI was shipped cross country and reassembled for permanent display at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. This unique Canadian adventure story is complemented with intriguing facts about blue whales and their environment, and the fascinating process that museums go through to uncover, prepare, and reassemble skeletons for display and study.
Speaking InformationI prefer presenting to smaller groups but have enjoyed presenting to groups as large as 60 at schools, libraries, and museums. I am pleased to tailor my + read more presentations according to audience interest, and typically include aspects of STEM, research processes, "how a book is made," etc. Show Less

    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
  • College / University / Adult

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Awards and Recognition:BIG BLUE FOREVER

Lane Anderson Award 2017 Finalist for Canadian science writing (young + show more readers category)

2018-19 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award nominee

Big Blue Forever is a finalist selected for the 2018 Reading Lights Program!

Nominated for the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading 2018 Silver Birch Express Award

On the CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens list, 2017 Fall Edition Show Less

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