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Jacqueline lives and writes in a log cabin nestled in the pinewoods of the Rocky Mountain foothills of Alberta, Canada.
Her award winning books are unique in that many of the main characters come from different ethnic backgrounds including First Nations, Inuit or Metis. Her well-drawn characters face issues common to every child such as bullying, blended families and physical challenges and are strong role models for today’s youth. Always popular with readers, Jacqueline’s sports books combine action, humor and a love of the game. Her historical novels present Canada’s vibrant past as an exciting adventure every reader, young and old, will enjoy. Her young adult mysteries address teenage problems in a sensitive way while still providing a thrilling page-turner.
Jacqueline was the Creator-In-Residence for the Canadian Children’s book Center and the Writer-In-Residence for the Escuela Canyon Meadows International Spanish Academy in Calgary. She has also been the Writer in Residence for the Marigold Library System and a member of Calgary Arts Partners in Education Society.
During 2014 and 2015, Jacqueline volunteered with CODE in Tanzania to teach adult writers how to create engaging novels in English for their own young readers. She has travelled extensively and as far away as Nunavut to spread the good word on literacy. It is an exciting and rewarding challenge she enjoys.
Jacqueline is the recipient of the prestigious Indspire Award for the Arts, formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. In 2016, Jacqueline was named to the Order Of Canada. A strong advocate of reading, Jacqueline believes the key to the future is through better literacy today.
She is the author of the PathFinders novel Fire Fight. She has written 19 books including these award winning titles include Hat Trick, Free Throw, Rookie Season, Rink Rivals, A Goal in Sight, Soccer Star, Belle of Batoche, Secret Signs, Wild Ride, Ghost Messages and Outcasts of River Falls.