Profiles & Interviews

Where does inspiration come from? I feel inspired by the children in my family, the students I taught in my classrooms and the kids I meet when I visit schools. It is a great privilege to write books they will enjoy and learn from.

Please click on the following links to find out more about my books, my teaching background and my inspirations for writing.

Thank you to Open Book, IBBY, Canadian Teacher magazine, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (BookNews) and Groundwood Books for the interviews and profiles. I appreciate them all!

Profile by Open Book 

Profile by IBBY: International Board on Books for Young People

Profile by Canadian Teacher Magazine

Profile by BookNews: Canadian Children’s Book Centre

Guest Blog: Creating West Coast Wild at: Groundwood Books

(The photo on this page is me with a Vancouver Public Library “Reading Lights” plaque of my recent book Bear’s Winter Party. The plaque is situated on a lamp post near a popular Vancouver playground.)