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, where 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, and I’m currently working on my 23rd, coming out winter 2019 from Annick Press. I have also published about 50 articles for children in magazines like Brainspace, Muse and Ask.
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. Coming April 2018: an article in Discover.
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.