Author Archives: Jacqueline Pearce

About Jacqueline Pearce

I am a writer (and occasionally, artist) living on the westcoast of Canada. I write novels, short stories and poetry for children and young adults. When I'm not at my computer, I explore the city, finding inspiration in hints of history, unexpected art, and glimpses of wild nature pushing up between the cracks. Sometimes, the resulting thoughts and haiku find there way onto my blog, "wildink."

Fundraiser Brings New Services to the Family Support & Resource Centre

On June 14th, the Walking Read Gala celebrated 20 years of CWILL BC (Children’s Writers & Illustrators of British Columbia Society), raising money for the Family Support & Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital. Partygoers, dressed as their favourite children’s book characters, … Continue reading

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My picture book escape: inspired by fall leaves and history

I’ve always loved picture books, and I’ve always loved history. My first published book for children, The Reunion, started out as a picture book story set on Vancouver Island during WW II, which my editor asked me to expand into … Continue reading

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Kid’s eye view of 1948 Fraser River flood (book give-away)

On this day in 1948*, the town of Agassiz’s Victoria Day dance was interrupted by news that the Fraser River was about to flood. Men, young and old, quietly left the dance to build up the sandbag dyke along the … Continue reading

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Books for building empathy with animals

Did you know that May is “Be kind to Animals” Month? The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) suggests several ways to celebrate by helping animals – including adopting a pet from a shelter, … Continue reading

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The More Books, the Merrier!

Seven CWILL BC members gathered at Vancouver Kidsbooks Wednesday evening (May 18) to launch their new books for kids. Introduced by Leslie Bootle of Orca Book Publishers, the evening began with Joan Betty Stuchner and her picture book, Can Hens Give Milk? (illustrated by … Continue reading

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Authors agree, the best stories often spring from messy beginnings

To celebrate the release of my new chapter book, Mystery of the Missing Luck, I’ve been going on a virtual book tour, doing guest posts on several blogs (including the blogs of CWILL members kc dyer and Tanya Lloyd Kyi). … Continue reading

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