20 09, 2020

Diane Mae Robinson

2022-07-02T17:56:28-06:00

St. Paul-based Diane Mae Robinson is an international multi-award-winning children/teen author, artist, art teacher, part-time editor and, formally, a writing instructor at the Creative Writing Institute and international short story judge. She is currently a non-touring member of YABS and will not be available in Fall 2022.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
19 09, 2020

Faye Reineberg Holt

2022-07-02T18:12:36-06:00

Born in Alberta, Calgary-based Faye Reineberg Holt loves tracking down and writing the dramatic stories of our prairie and Canadian past. As a writer, she has published short stories, articles, a poetry chapbook, and fourteen non-fiction books. For Fall 2022, Faye's will be offering half-day sessions within one hour of Calgary, no full days or overnight travel. She is also offering online sessions.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
17 09, 2020

Gail de Vos

2022-09-28T12:40:25-06:00

Storyteller, librarian and former teacher, Gail de Vos has been an active promoter of the oral tradition of literature in Alberta for over three decades. Please note that Gail will not be available for touring in Fall 2022, though she is an active member of YABS.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
19 09, 2020

Georgia Graham

2022-07-02T18:14:42-06:00

Georgia lives with her husband on a small farm in Central Alberta, north of Lacombe. Her grown children and granddaughter live nearby. She spends her time doing exactly what she loves to do, writing, illustrating, and painting. Georgia is currently a non-touring member and is not available for bookings.

Artist Type
  • Author
  • Illustrator
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
20 09, 2020

Gerry Rasmussen

2022-07-02T17:58:18-06:00

Gerry Rasmussen is an internationally syndicated cartoonist who has been drawing the comic strip Betty since 1991. He is also the illustrator of a series of picture books about sports. Gerry is offering both in-person and online sessions for Fall 2022 and he is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Illustrator
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
  • 12
20 09, 2020

Ginger Mullen

2022-07-02T18:02:29-06:00

Calgary-based Ginger Mullen has been telling stories in schools, libraries, early childhood centres, and community organizations since 1992. Ginger is currently a non-touring member of YABS and not available for Taleblazers due to prior commitments.

Artist Type
  • Storyteller
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
19 09, 2020

Hazel Hutchins

2022-07-02T18:10:55-06:00

With over fifty picture books and children's novels to her credit, Canmore-based Hazel Hutchins is an experienced presenter who takes delight in sharing her stories and creative writing tips with elementary students across Canada and beyond. Hazel will be available for online sessions exclusively in 2022.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
18 09, 2020

Joan Marie Galat

2022-09-26T13:15:37-06:00

Joan is an internationally acclaimed author with more than 20 titles, and translations in five languages. She enjoys partnering facts and storytelling to engage young readers in science, engineering, and other STEM topics. Joan will be available for in-person sessions in Calgary/Airdrie on October 13-14. From October 15 on, she will be available only for virtual sessions.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • Kindergarten
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
20 09, 2020

Joseph A. Simons

2022-07-02T17:53:17-06:00

Edmonton-based author Joe Simons is retired from a satisfying career in special ed programs with ECSD. He is currently working on the the sequel to Under A Living Sky which he looks forward to sharing someday! Joseph is offering both in-person and online sessions for 2022-23 and he is open to travel.

Artist Type
  • Author
Grades
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Go to Top