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About MeI write fiction and non-fiction for middle readers and younger children. My published work includes three non-fiction books for 9-12 year olds, two board + read more books, and a novel for adults. I write and edit in the West Kootenays, BC.

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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Board Books
  • Middle Grade Nonfiction
  • Educational & Information Books
  • Editorial Services

Published WorksBe the Change, co-authored with Rob Greenfield (Greystone Kids, upcoming, April 2022)

City Bugs, board book (Annick Press, 2018)

City Critters, board book (Annick Press, 2018)

Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food, co-authored with Paula Ayer, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich, (Annick Press, 2017)

Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration, co-authored with Paula Ayer, illustrated by Belle Wuthrich, (Annick Press, 2016)

Never Going Back (Thistledown, 2010)

Dangerous Crossings!, middle reader non-fiction (Annick Press, 2007)

Speaking InformationMy interactive, visual presentations on water and food cover topics including science, social issues, and the environment.

    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • Canada - beyond BC
  • USA
  • International

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8

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Testimonials"...we enjoyed your presentation very much! All of the kids were very engaged…"
-- Kirsten + read more Molnar, Teacher Librarian, Gordon Terrace Elementary School, Cranbrook, BC Show Less

Awards and Recognition:Eat Up:
Honorable Mention, Greek Book Festival Award
Starred Selection, Best Books for Kids + show more & Teens, CCBC
Nominated, 2018 Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
Nominated, 2018 Red Cedar Non-Fiction Award

Water Wow:
Winner, American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award
Winner, Green Book Festival Award
Winner, EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association
Starred Selection, Best Books for Kids & Teens, CCBC
Honor Book, Skipping Stones magazine
Nominated, 2017 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, CCBC
Nominated, 2017 Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
Nominated, 2018 Red Cedar Non-Fiction Award

Never Going Back:
Nominated, 2013 One Book One Kootenay

Dangerous Crossings!
Nominated, 2008 Red Maple Award
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