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.

web-gw3I’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.