She is currently working on her first book, a memoir on her personal journey with the niqab as a woman that veils.
Agent: Marie Campbell A former high school teacher, Don Aker has written nineteen books, among them several novels for teenagers.
His young adult fiction has earned him numerous awards, among them the Canadian Library Association’s Honour Book Award for The Space Between, the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for The First Stone, Atlantic Canada’s Ann Connor Brimer Award for The First Stone and Of Things Not Seen, and the Canadian Authors Association’s Lilla Stirling Award for Of Things Not Seen and One on One.
The father of two daughters, Don lives with his wife on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy shoreline.
Everyone wants to read this book.” – The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, February 1996The Invitation 1998 Script Development Competition (feature length screenplay), Atlantic Film Festival Shortlisted, Mc Clelland and Stewart’s Journey Prize Award for best short fiction published in Canada, 1990 1989 Short Fiction First Prize, Atlantic Writing Competition Published in Harcourt Brace’s literary anthology, (Sourcebooks, 2011).
She began writing the memoir when her father, a WWII veteran, started having flashbacks and nightmares more than 60-years after the war.
She lives and works in Ladner, in a houseful of boys, and is currently at work on a middle-grade mystery novel set in one of the nearby floathome communities on the Fraser River.
Reef, in particular, is introduced as a person no one can like; he’s belligerent, unrepentant, and destructive.Reeve is a contributing writer for the Journal of the American Custom Gunmaker’s Guild .ONE EXTRAORDINARY RIFLE: CHRONICLE OF A FINE CUSTOM GUN is Reeve’s nearly complete chronicle about the making of a one-of-a-kind masterpiece African hunting rifle.This book will appeal to older readers looking for suspenseful realistic fiction.The Fifth Rule would make an excellent novel to study in the classroom, both for its composition and for its themes and issues.” – Highly Recommended, Canadian Materials The Space Between With his incredible high-wire talent for balancing sensitive subjects with sardonic, teen-friendly humour, Aker delivers another brilliant must-read novel.