- CHILDREN'S AUTHOR -
Yes, it's me, dancing.
Merri shows a recipe from The Case of the Missing Deed.
I was born in Washington, DC, but moved as a baby to New Jersey, where I grew up.
Do you love to read? Me, too. As a child I always had my nose in a book. I read EVERYTHING: Dr. Seuss, Nancy Drew, comic books, Charles Dickens. My two all-time favourite books were The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth.
My favourite thing to do, though, was dancing. Here I am at about eight years old. Do you think I’m graceful enough to become a professional dancer? Neither do I!
In 1972, I moved with my husband, Bill, to Canada. We went “back to the land” and built our own cabin. We grew huge gardens and raised honeybees and chickens.
Now Bill and I live in Burnaby, British Columbia. We have two grown daughters. Merri is a pastry chef (yum!) and Amy is a filmmaker and copy editor.
Before I became a writer, I was a school teacher. I taught children with learning disabilities and also primary grades. But something made me want to write, and I published my first book, Dusty, in 1983.
Since then, I’ve published 16 more books for kids, one for adults and dozens of magazine articles.
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Amy plans a film shoot.