About MeDescription

I'm a biologist and writer living on Thetis Island, BC. I have 5 published adult novels and three non-fiction ecological literacy titles + read more for young readers. My works focuses on environmental and social concerns. I'm a passionate nature lover and conservationist.
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You May Know Me For:
    Literature Types
  • Middle Grade Nonfiction
  • YA Nonfiction
  • Educational & Information Books

Published WorksUrgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis is a non-fiction book for youth that looks at the science behind global heating, its impacts, illuminates the root causes, provides achievable solutions and honors the efforts of millions of youth and adults from around the world who are working tirelessly to make a difference. Published as part of the Orca Issues series.

Bird's-Eye View: Keeping Wild Birds in Flight is a non-fiction book about birds and bird conservation published as part of the Orca Wild series.

Dive In! Exploring Our Connection wth the Ocean is a non-fiction book about ocean conservation for middle readers, published as part of the Orc Footprints series.

Speaking InformationI will speak to middle grade and high school classes about my work. I have also presented at conferences and seminars.

    I will visit:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Virtually

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-8
  • High School

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Testimonials"I encourage any interested youth – and their parents – to read this book. It is an amazing + read more achievement – comprehensive and informative, stretching from climate science to the intersecting issues of inequality and racism. Ultimately, it is a toolbox for hope.”—Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands and former leader of the Green Party of Canada

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“[An] accessible first-person narrative that makes space for emotions as well as scientific facts + read more and figures...A well-researched and emotionally impactful call to make choices that revitalize nature and our planet.”

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Urgent Message From a Hot Planet, with its powerful and urgent message, is a must read. Guaranteed + read more to spur some readers to action, it is both frightening and hopeful. To quote the author, “From everyone I interviewed, I learned that action breeds hope and that action taken with others is an antidote to despair.” Hear, hear!

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Awards and Recognition:Dive In! Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean was nominated for the Green Earth Book award and + show more the Red Cedar Award.

Birds-Eye View: Keeping Wild Birds in Flight is Recommended Reading by the 2021 Green Earth Book award and is
shortlisted for the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada’s 2021 Information Book Award. Show Less