Deirdre Baker is the author of Becca at Sea and its new sequel, Becca Fair and Foul (both published by Groundwood Books). She has spent a lot of time on Hornby Island with her family, and that is what inspired her two children’s novels. She has a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies but these days, she has followed her passion and teaches children’s literature in the English Department at the University of Toronto. She is the children’s book reviewer for the Toronto Star and reviews children’s books regularly for The Horn Book Magazine as well.
She is very, very happy to be coming to Gabriola library to read from her Becca books; to talk about writing, nature and family; and to hear what Gabriola islanders have to share with her. This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.