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 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, where I won the 2016 Penguin Random House/Hazlitt Award in Creative Writing. I also have a Bachelor of Arts With Distinction in Writing from the University of Victoria, plus completed Humber College’s Creative Writing by Correspondence program. In addition, I have a Bachelor of Commerce With Distinction in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from McGill University.
My 24th non-fiction book for children, Running Wild, was published in April 2020 by Annick Press, following 2019’s Extreme Abilities. I have also published over 50 articles for children in magazines like Brainspace, Muse and Ask.
My writing for adults has been published for media like The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Discover magazine and Postmedia, and my comics have been published by The Washington Post and others. I have taught creative writing at Camosun College in Victoria, BC.
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