Cathy Ostlere grew up in a Canadian Air Force family in Winnipeg, Canada.
She recalls a childhood of making up stories while staring out the car window on long drives across the prairies.
She is the author of three books:
-"Lost: A Memoir", 2012 Governor General’s Literary Award nominee for Drama
-"Karma", a YA novel-in-verse, 2012 Alberta Literary Children’s Award
-"Lost", a memoir, 2009 Edna Staebler Creative Non-fiction Award finalist.
Cathy has three grown children and lives in Calgary.
Quote above her desk: “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favourite book.” —Marcel Proust.
Awards for "Karma":
-White Pine Award, Ontario Library Association, Finalist, 2013
-Alberta Literary Award– R. Ross Annett Children’s Award, Winner, 2012
-City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award, Shortlist, 2012
-South Asia Book Award, Highly Commended Book, 2012
-Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, Honour Book, 2012
-Ontario Library Association 2012 Best Bets List, Honourable Mention, 2012
-YALSA, 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2012
-BOOKLIST, 2012 Editor’s Choice, Best Books for Young Adults, 2011
Member since 2012
Region: Canada: West
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