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Name: Cathie Mayovsky
Canadian living in Canada
Location: Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC
Writer/Illustrator (might be stretching it slightly)  :hiding3
Working on a book for mid-grade readers, drawing puzzle pictures and short fiction for magazines
#91 - May 26, 2014, 03:23 PM

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Name: Leanne Shirtliffe
Canadian living in Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Writer: PB (The Change Your Name Store came out earlier this month). I also write humour (Don't Lick the Minivan came out last year)
I also teach full time (HS English)
I'm heading to SCBWI LA (first timer!)
#92 - May 30, 2014, 07:41 PM

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Tara Giller
Canadian living in Canada
Location, Winnipeg, MB
Aspiring YA author, almost PhD in psych, and psychology instructor. I recently started a blog about psychology (lifepsychle.com).

Sometimes I wish I lived in New York and could be part of the cool YA club that you sometimes read about in the acknowledgments sections of books. I don't know any writers in my area, so it's really nice to connect online.
#93 - June 11, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Another American married to a Canadian, although now in Tucson. (Hmm, you say. Why? It's 104 today.)
Used to live a few floors over author Eric Wilson in an apartment in Victoria. Do I get extra points for that?
Write nonfiction and mg historical fiction.
#94 - June 15, 2014, 05:46 PM
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Hi - well, this post managed to pry me out of the woodwork quite well!   ::-)   I just joined SCWBI about a week ago.  I live in Toronto, Ontario. 
#95 - June 21, 2014, 06:02 AM

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Hi, Dani Duck and fellow-Canucks!  :snowski
I realize that this topic hasn't been posted in for a while, but I just came across it now, and thought I just have to respond!

Name: Sue Irwin
Canadian living in Canada  :snowman2
Location: Niagara region of Ontario  :cold
Published author: Children's nonfiction
I enjoy researching and writing about famous and not-so-famous Canadians, and am currently working on another Canadian biography for children.




#96 - January 14, 2015, 01:43 PM
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:welcome fellow Canadians!  :moose
#97 - January 14, 2015, 03:50 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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Hi everyone.

I'm from somewhere that isn't Toronto but it's close enough to it. I write realistic YA fiction, usually with a focus on queerness and diversity in general. My first manuscript is done, and now I'm working on a 2nd one.

I've been a member of SCBWI for a few years but first I somehow never had access to the forums the first year (and didn't know they existed), and then I sort of forgot they were there. Catching up now! I'm also a member of the Writers' Community of Durham Region.

Nice to connect with other Canadian writers!  :stars3
#98 - January 15, 2015, 12:42 AM
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Hello all -
Name: Kelley Lewis
Canadian living in Canada, moving to US in a few months
Location: Ontario
Writer of Picture Books (not yet published)
Currently working as a freelance editor and raising 2 young daughters.
#99 - February 23, 2015, 06:38 PM
yes is a world
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Nice to meet you, Kelley!
I wish you all the best in your move,  :goodluck
and hope to see you here on the Blueboards again in the future!  :meeting
#100 - February 26, 2015, 04:23 PM
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Wow, how did I miss this thread?  :eh2

Name: Shari Green
Canadian living in Canada!
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Published author (YA)

We have at least a few Vancouver Islanders... Arti, how have we not gotten together yet?! And Carol and Cathiem and...? Are you all still in the Nanaimo area?
#101 - February 26, 2015, 07:07 PM
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I know, right?!? And my husband comes up your way for work once every month or so. I might have to tag along next time and we can have coffee and talk shop! And it would be great to organize a little island get together, too! All the SCBWI stuff seems to happen in Vancouver, and I just don't get over there ever.
#102 - February 26, 2015, 07:45 PM
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Arti, I hardly ever get over to the mainland, either. Definitely message me (FB might be the best) if you are coming up this way, and we'll get together.  :coffee

And yes to an Island Blueboarder meet-up!
#103 - February 27, 2015, 11:37 AM
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Yes and yes!!  :running
#104 - February 27, 2015, 01:16 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
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If stuff is always happening in Vancouver,  how come I never hear about it?  :cry2

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#105 - March 16, 2015, 11:18 PM
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Is there anyone in the Victoria, B.C. area?  I'm seriously considering moving there within the next year....
#106 - March 17, 2015, 04:26 AM

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I'm on the island, just north of Victoria. I used to live in Victoria, though. It's one of my favorite places in the whole world.

Rachel, the stuff I'm talking about is with the SCBWI Canada west chapter. You might have to join if you want to play.  :poke
#107 - March 17, 2015, 09:32 AM
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I should probably do that, shouldn't I?  :grin3

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#108 - March 17, 2015, 10:03 AM
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Also, yes to Victoria being one of the best places in the whole world. :)

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#109 - March 17, 2015, 10:05 AM
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You totally should!!

Crossposted
#110 - March 17, 2015, 10:06 AM
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Name: Pamela McDowell
Canadian living in Canada
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Writer: Early chapter books and non-fiction for K-6
Currently finishing up 5th year coordinating SCBWI programming in Calgary
 :running
#111 - March 30, 2015, 04:32 PM
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Hi Pamela!! Welcome to the boards!!
#112 - March 30, 2015, 05:21 PM
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Thanks so much! Better late than never, I guess. I look forward to hearing about what everyone is up to.

Cheers!
Pamela
#113 - March 31, 2015, 07:18 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm new to SCBWI...

Canadian in Campbell River, BC
Published in educational market
Writing picture books and poetry

Great to see so many Canadians on this board!
#114 - April 21, 2015, 04:24 PM

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Janet, I am in Campbell River, too!!! *waves madly*
#115 - April 28, 2015, 03:37 PM
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I live in NS, but I'll be in the Surrey/Vancouver area next week for TD Canadian Kids Book Week, if anybody wants to connect?
#116 - April 29, 2015, 05:11 AM
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2016, Sky Pig
2015, The King of Keji
2014, Rocket Man
2013, The Power of Harmony  
2010, A Hare in the Elephant's Trunk

Oh, I see another Pamela from Calgary on the list above me!

I write under P.D. Workman, but my name is Pam and I am in Calgary.
#117 - June 17, 2015, 11:26 AM
Writing riveting young adult fiction about mental illness, addiction and abuse

Read a book, change your perspective, change the world!

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Any members in the SW Ontario area?
#118 - July 09, 2015, 07:33 AM
HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. (Sterling, September 2016)
HOWARD WALLACE, P.I. - SHADOW OF A PUG (Sterling, Fall 2017)

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Hi everyone! What a fun thread!! I been prowling the boards today but haven't really spent much time here before.

I am a Canadian living in Ireland for the last 10 years or so. I'm Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French Acadian, and Greek in heritage, just to mix it up a little.

I've lived in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, and British Columbia, and I've visited all of the provinces, but still have to get to the three territories! I feel pretty Canadian with five provinces under my belt.

Alas, my Irish friends assure me that I do not have even an iota of an Irish accent, though they love to tease me whenever I say "out and about" (I was born in Halifax). My lack of an Irish lilt disappoints the folks back home no end when I go to visit.

I'm writing a chapter book/young MG novel at the moment, and I'm prepublished. None of us are "aspiring". If you're writing, you're a writer, whether or not you're published.

I'll be at the NYC conference in 2016, so give me a shout out if you see me there!

 :clover
#119 - October 21, 2015, 04:15 AM
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Oh, Canada.
Canadian now living in Dubai.
Name Ali Lawati.
PN      A. Lawati.
Genre MG, Picture Book & Adult Fiction.
Actively seeking a publisher for my early middle - grade, while working on my second middle - grade novel.
Website www.authorlawati.com
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