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Bonnie angel wingsI started writing children’s picture books because I couldn’t find many of the topics I wanted to share with my students and family. I love telling or reading stories to children. I stopped teaching five years ago and am now pursuing my dream of full time writing.

I’ve had several young adult novels, adult and young adult short stories, and articles published, but discovered that submitting picture books took far too long. I can’t wait 9 to 14 months to find out I’ve been rejected. I just don’t have the time. So I started to self publish my picture books. Although they have been very well received by readers, it’s a challenge to get them noticed.

I am a lay leader for the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada and my values of wisdom and compassion are reflected in my children’s books. I love needlework arts, cross stitch, sewing, embroidery…

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