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Hello everyone,

I'm interested in finding out how many Canadians are on this board with me. I know a few of you, but it would be nice to have all the information in one place. Please post here if you are a Canadian living in Canada, an American living in Canada or even a Canadian living in America. Please let us know here if you are an author, illustrator, or both. It would also be good to know which type of things you write or illustrate. Don't forget to include the city or area (if you don't want to be too specific) you are from. I live in Surrey, BC, but I always tell people the Vancouver area so people from other countries have a better understanding of where I live. I want to know for my own curiosity, and maybe even networking down the road.

Name: Dani Duck
American Living in Canada
Location: Surrey, BC
Unpublished Author/Illustrator
I'm currently working on writing/illustrating Picturebooks
#1 - April 25, 2012, 11:25 AM

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Good idea for a thread! :)

Name: Rue
Canadian living in Canada
Location: Greater Vancouver, BC
I write mainly MG, but have dabbled in PBs and YA too
Nothing published in the kidlit genre yet, but I've got several short stories published in adult lit mags
Not an illustrator
#2 - April 25, 2012, 11:37 AM
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 :nothing  NO FAIR!!! I'm just here on vacation, :motorhome so carry on with your CANADIANS-ONLY business.  :werd

(no secret handshakes allowed! If you have one,... I'll get it out of Arty anyway! I have my ways. :whip)
#3 - April 25, 2012, 11:44 AM

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So it's like a Canadians Anonymous thread?  :moose

Hi...I'm Arty and I'm a Canadian. I've been a Canadian as long as I can remember. I came out as a Canadian to my writing friends about 3 years ago and they have all been very supportive.

I live in the Okanagan at the mo, and have done time on Vancouver Island, the Kootenays, the Lower Mainland (Vancouver) and Toronto, but am originally from Northern BC. (I was actually born in the tiny town where Liam Neeson's movie the Grey was filmed) :snow

I'm an author/illustrator, agented but not published. I also write MG/YA and the occasional potty limerick.  :ha
#4 - April 25, 2012, 12:04 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
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 :alce: eh!

Name: Hélène Boudreau
Canadian (French Acadian/ Métis)
Location: Greater Toronto Area
Published author: picture book/ chapter book/ middle grade/ tween/ middle grade non-fiction
Artist: I had one public show but mainly do it for my own amusement

Salina?? Are you vacationing anywhere near MEEEE??
#5 - April 25, 2012, 12:15 PM
www.heleneboudreau.com

Author of the REAL MERMAIDS tween series, RED DUNE ADVENTURES chapter book series, I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN (2013) and more.

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Salina?? Are you vacationing anywhere near MEEEE??

Hélène, I'm just "vacationing" in this Canadian thread,... cuz otherwise, I wouldn't be allowed! Just a visitor here. You'd know if I was near. I'd be behind the nearest tree in your front yard. Maybe with a camera. The neighbors would probably alert you.  :eyeballs:
#6 - April 25, 2012, 12:20 PM

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haha I was going to say I think Salina's vacation is only in the dim recesses her mind, Hélène. Because if she were in Canada, she'd be visiting me, right Spitty???
#7 - April 25, 2012, 12:21 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Dudes,... my Visa will expire! I think I'm visiting this Canadian thread more than you Canadians!  Yes, yes... SmARTY, I'd visit you... even tho you're so mean to me and call me names... but I keep going back for more.  :shame
#8 - April 25, 2012, 12:26 PM

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Ah, well--now you know where I live so happy creeping, eh? :palmtree :trench
#9 - April 25, 2012, 12:28 PM
www.heleneboudreau.com

Author of the REAL MERMAIDS tween series, RED DUNE ADVENTURES chapter book series, I DARE YOU NOT TO YAWN (2013) and more.

I'm Canadian too, eh?

Name: Nelsa Roberto
Canadian
Location: Greater Toronto Area (but lives too far away from Helene to go over every day and eat all the amazing stuff she makes for her chicklets!  :( Iz sad.)
Published Author: two contemporary YA books out.
Not an Artist but I am in awe of those who can.

Come on! I know there are more of us on the boards!
#10 - April 25, 2012, 12:50 PM
THE BREAK, Available Now!
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ILLEGALLY BLONDE
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My kind of thread!  :moose (<-- how many times do you think he'll get used here? lol)

Name: Sarah C. Pilon
Canadian living in Canada
Location: Huron County, Ontario
I write mostly PBs, but I've been playing around with other genres.
Not an illustrator, but I am a painter   :artist1:
#11 - April 25, 2012, 01:37 PM

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GTA YA writer (although I'm putting out a 'new adult' book soon too)
#12 - April 25, 2012, 02:30 PM
I Know It's Over
One Lonely Degree
The Lighter Side of Life and Death
My Beating Teenage Heart
Yesterday
The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing
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fun thread!  :clap:
Helene, I laughed at your trench coat.

Name: Terry Lynn Johnson
Canadian born and raised
Location: the sticks.  (closest city is Sudbury, Ontario)
Published author: I write MG and YA outdoor adventures.  :tracks:   I'm repped by Caryn Wiseman of ABLA
#13 - April 25, 2012, 02:39 PM
ICE DOGS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
FALCON WILD, 2017, Charlesbridge
SLED DOG SCHOOL, 2017, HMH
SURVIVOR DIARIES, 2017, HMH
 
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Name: Dave
Canadian in Canada
Location: Greater Toronto (West)
I write mainly MG, but have dabbled in PBs et al
Nothing published
Not an illustrator
#14 - April 25, 2012, 02:58 PM

Name: Jan L. Coates (there's another Jan Coates who is a US writer, hence the "L")
Home: Nova Scotia, currently the land of apple blossoms
Published: YA novel, PB, 13 English as a Second Language chapter and non-fiction books, middle-grade novel forthcoming, twelve years worth of manuscripts on file
Wish: That I had an agent  :grouphug2
#15 - April 25, 2012, 04:36 PM
www.jancoates.ca
2016, Sky Pig
2015, The King of Keji
2014, Rocket Man
2013, The Power of Harmony  
2010, A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk

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Great list so far. Just wanted to say I'm a bit embarrassed. Of course there are other countries than Canada and America (no really!). You could be originating from any country (not just America) just as long as you live in Canada now (or are a Canadian that lives outside of Canada now as previously stated). It's also nice to hear from visitors and well wishers, SYoon! That was such a typical American thing of me to do.  :embarrassed2  Carry on!
#16 - April 25, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Name: Natalie Hyde
Canadian living in Canada
Location: Waterloo Region (down the road from GTA) :car
Published author: Two middle grade novels, one trade non-fiction, one YA and 22 educational non-fiction
Doodles in the margins of notebooks     :alce:
#17 - April 25, 2012, 08:41 PM
Saving Armpit, F&W
I Owe You One, Orca
Cryptic Canada, Owlkids
Hockey Girl, F&W
Glow-in-the-dark Creatures, F&W
Stay Strong F&W
www.nataliehyde.com

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fun thread!  :clap:
Helene, I laughed at your trench coat.

Name: Terry Lynn Johnson
Canadian born and raised
Location: the sticks.  (closest city is Sudbury, Ontario)
Published author: I write MG and YA outdoor adventures.  :tracks:   I'm repped by Caryn Wiseman of ABLA

I've lived in Sudbury my whole life! I just moved down south two years ago. Darn.
#18 - April 25, 2012, 11:07 PM

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Canuck's name: Christine Tripp
Place of Birth (and still home): The Capital of Canada (I would love to hear if any US Authors/Illustrators know the name of the Capital of Canada, no fair to Google:)
Career: Illustrator, Published Educational and Commercial PB's.
#19 - April 26, 2012, 03:31 AM
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"Penelope and the Monsters"
"Penelope and the Preposterous Birthday Party"

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Canadian living in the U.S.
Home: Portland, Oregon (grew up in the Toronto metro area)
Write: PBs, chapter books and MG
Published in children's magazines
#20 - April 26, 2012, 08:51 AM
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THANKSGIVING CRAFTS, Child's World, 2016
BUILD A NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY, Child's World, 2016

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I've lived in Sudbury my whole life! I just moved down south two years ago. Darn.

well, holy smokes! Wouldn't that have been SOMETHING to live close to another writer!! Hope you like it down there where the winters are milder but feel colder. (I worked out of Guelph for a year. Brrr)

You're closer to the Niagra Falls SCBWI conference now though. Much fun! Hope to meet sometime.
#21 - April 26, 2012, 03:38 PM
ICE DOGS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
FALCON WILD, 2017, Charlesbridge
SLED DOG SCHOOL, 2017, HMH
SURVIVOR DIARIES, 2017, HMH
 
www.terrylynnjohnson.com

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Name: Janet Gurtler
Canadian Location: Calgary
Published author: Young Adult

I know there's more Canadians on board, because I get to have lunch with them sometimes.  :)
#22 - April 26, 2012, 07:40 PM
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I use to live in Northwest Ohio, not far from Huron County, ON... about four and a half hours away. So not super near, but not horribly far away either.
#23 - April 26, 2012, 08:55 PM

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well, holy smokes! Wouldn't that have been SOMETHING to live close to another writer!! Hope you like it down there where the winters are milder but feel colder. (I worked out of Guelph for a year. Brrr)

You're closer to the Niagra Falls SCBWI conference now though. Much fun! Hope to meet sometime.

That would have been very cool! I don't miss the snow, but we get this insane damp cold that just rips through you down here. Brr, for sure!

I use to live in Northwest Ohio, not far from Huron County, ON... about four and a half hours away. So not super near, but not horribly far away either.


Not exactly close, but you're right, it's not super far either :)

#24 - April 26, 2012, 09:37 PM

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Name: Andrea Mack
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Location: Greater Toronto Area (west)
Published: some beginning to read English books for Korean publishers
Unpublished and working on: MG, occasionally PBs


#25 - April 27, 2012, 03:55 AM

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Location: Detroit Michigan (Born and raised in SE Ontario)
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I ♥ Canada!
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Name: Franziska Green
Brit wannabe-Canadian living in America
Location: Buffalo, NY
Unpublished children's author

Ha ha, am I allowed to join if I just WANT to be Canadian? I've spent some time in BC and fell in love with the place. Sointula (Malcolm Island) is where my heart lives.
#27 - April 27, 2012, 02:16 PM

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As a kid I used to wish I was a Brit! I wanted an accent sooooo bad.

I'd say you're allowed to join, Franzilla  :alce:...Then I can try to bottle your accent! Bwahaha :evil:(Providing you have one)

 :drinkingdone <--- That's the plan
#28 - April 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

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As a kid I used to wish I was a Brit! I wanted an accent sooooo bad.

I'd say you're allowed to join, Franzilla  :alce:...Then I can try to bottle your accent! Bwahaha :evil:(Providing you have one)

 :drinkingdone <--- That's the plan

I offer elocution lessons via Skype. For just £5 you can learn to say war-tur rather than wahda, plaahnts rather than plehnts and so on and so forth. All very proper! He he.

Not sure my phonetic spelling does any accent justice, but I tried!
#29 - April 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

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Siski, I used to date a Brit, and he drilled how to say Worcestershire sauce into my head...whuster-sher (or as close as my phonetic spelling will allow  :eh2 )...so I'll grant you honorary Canadian status if you'll grant me honorary Brit status??

Deal??
#30 - April 27, 2012, 10:50 PM
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