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 works-in-progress:

Fiction

A STEM novel called Their Last and Only Chance about a 16-year-old animal-lover who travels to Madagascar on a research internship to study lemurs. But her internship takes a 360 degree turn when the last few individuals of a species thought to be extinct are discovered! This tale was inspired by the true conservation success story of one of the world’s rarest birds.

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.