Award-winning writer of children’s literature whose most widely known works include Unusual Man Out, THE INFANT Project, and Out of nowhere. Her 1991 children’s reserve GRAB Sticks earned the Governor General’s Award. She graduated through the University of United kingdom Columbia in the 1970s and continued to are a librarian in both Vancouver and Toronto. She received the TD Canadian Children’s Books Prize, the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, as well as the IODE Violet Downey Award, among various other literary honors. She was created in Vancouver, United kingdom Columbia. In her adulthood, she was open up about her lesbian identification. She and her Canadian literary modern, Kenneth Oppel, both had written award-winning children’s books.