Sheryl McFarlane gave up sunny Arizona for the wild weather of the West Coast more than 30 years ago. She is the author of thirteen books for kids and teens, including the multi-award winning Waiting for the Whales and Jessie's Island. Her most recent book, The Smell of Paint, a young adult novel, follows a track athlete and medal hopeful who faces unexpected hurdles both on and off the track. It was awarded the Moonbeam Award for Young Adult Fiction in the U. S and was a Best Books of the Year pick by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Sheryl is a teacher and the former Chair of the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable. She recently coordinated Canadian Children’s Book Week for Vancouver Island, and is often a judge for their national writing contest for children. She hosts two book review blogs, one featuring kids books, and a second for teen books. You can find them through her website www.sherylmcfarlane.ca.
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Region: Canada: West
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