Writing

I am an associate member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators  (SCBWI) and friend member of the Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).

I have two books-in-progress:

Fiction

A STEM novel about a 16-year-old who travels to Madagascar on a ‘young conservationist’ internship to help study endangered species, including lemurs and the little-known Madagascar teal. But her internship takes a 360 degree turn when the last few individuals of a species thought to be extinct are discovered! This tale is inspired by a true conservation success story.

Here I am holding a young Madagascar teal

Madagascar teal

Non-fiction

A middle grade book for kids (ages 8-13) called It’s time for Wildlife Club! Kids taking action for the planet’s biodiversity. It follows the true story of our Wildlife Club and takes kids through a step-by-step process of how to set up a nature club and follow through on activities that can help our planet.


My son Glen with a stick insect while visiting a butterfly garden in southern Ontario.

There is nothing like getting up-close and personal with a wonderfully unusual animal to experience the magic of our natural world.


My son Jeremy helping plant a pollinator garden in his schoolyard.

This was one of the projects of our Wildlife Club.