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Kathy Stinson grew up in Toronto, sorted mail, taught school and waited tables before figuring out, while at home with her two children, that what she really wanted to do was write. In the years since, she has published more than 30 titles – picture books, young adult novels, historical fiction, short stories, biography, and other non-fiction. She’s proud of the fact that many of her books have attracted award nominations and in 2014 The Man with the Violin actually won the TD Children’s Literature Award! Mother, stepmother, and grandmother, Kathy currently lives in Rockwood, Ontario with her partner, Peter Carver.
Kathy has loved reading all her life. Almost 30 before she discovered she loves writing too, she has since become the author of 14 picture books, 12 novels, 5 non-fiction books, 1 collection of short stories, 11 stories in anthologies, and 7 stories in magazines. She is also the mother of two, stepmother of two, and grandmother of six. When Kathy isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, photography, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, spending time with family and friends, and walking with her dog in the woods near her home in Rockwood, Ontario.
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