Nhung is a physician, author, mother of three, and an advocate for social justice in education. She is offering virtual and in-person half day bookings, but availability may be limited.
Shea Proulx is a Calgary author illustrator who creates picture-books that bridge generations, where visual narratives steal the show. Shea is offering both in-person and online sessions for 2023-24. She is open to travel but may have limited availability due to prior commitments.
Constance Brissenden is an experienced presenter, writer, editor, and historian. She is co-author of nine award-winning books by Cree author Larry Loyie (1933-2016). Constance will be available for in-person and virtual sessions in 2023-24. She is open to requests that require travel from Edmonton.
School visits and presentations are Suzy's favourite part of being an author. Her enthusiasm for everything literary is infectious, and will have your students digging deep to explore their own experience, emotions and writing talent. Suzy is available for in-person sessions in 2023-24.
Born and raised in the Arctic, Robert was struck by how little most Canadians actually know about this amazing region of their own country. His first novel, Napachee, was inspired by the desire to teach young people more about the Arctic in an entertaining but realistic fashion. Rob is offering both virtual and in-person sessions and is open to travel. Experience first hand a seven foot narwhal tusk, walrus skull, beadwork, carvings, harpoons and much, much, more!!!
A journalist, book reviewer, author, and humorist, Debby Waldman calls herself a jack-of-all trades writer. Debby plans to be available for bookings in 2023-24. Please check back in August 2023 for updates.
A former elementary and junior-high teacher, Karen is the author of eight middle-grade and young adult novels. Her books feature relatable kids and teens working through contemporary problems and are often set in Edmonton, where Karen has lived for many years. She will be available for both in-person and virtual bookings in 2023-24.
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 and not available for bookings through YABS.
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 2023 and he is open to travel.