I‘m Galadriel Watson. I’ve been writing since childhood, when I penned the spellbinding “Amy Goes to the Olympics”—typed by my grandmother on a manual typewriter, illustrated by me and bound in green construction paper.
I’ve since honed my skills through years of practice, plus through my Bachelor of Arts With Distinction in Writing from the University of Victoria. I also completed Humber College’s Creative Writing by Correspondence program, and have nearly completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. I won the 2016 Penguin Random House/Hazlitt Award in Creative Writing.
I’ve published 22 non-fiction books for children through Scholastic Canada and Weigl Educational Publishers, plus over 40 magazine articles for children in Brainspace, YES Mag: Canada’s Science Magazine for Kids and Ask: Arts and Sciences for Kids. My writing for adults has been published in places like The Globe and Mail, The Dance Current, Kootenay Mountain Culture, ARTiculate, Parent.co and more.
I also completed the manuscript for a young adult novel, which is being represented by agent Hilary McMahon of Westwood Creative Artists.
Learn a bit more about me here.