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Andrea Curtis is an award-winning writer whose work has been published around the world. She writes in many different categories, including creative nonfiction, memoir, essays, fiction and books for younger readers. Her subject matter is wide and varied but includes nature writing, architecture, literature, food, history and women’s health. Her first book, Into the Blue: Family Secrets and the Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck won the Edna Staebler Creative Nonfiction Award.  The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, co-written with Nick Saul, was an international bestseller. Andrea also writes books for young people and teaches creative writingShe lives in Toronto with her family.

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Visit for more information on Andrea’s writing for kids and young adults.


Andrea’s essay about how climate change is altering her family’s generations-long battle with beavers is out now in Cottage Life.  It’s also read aloud on the Cottage Life podcast here.

Her essay on building community and finding a city of neighbours (timed to coincide with her new book!)appeared in Toronto’s Globe and Mail. Read it here. She also wrote an essay for the same  newspaper about finding the wild in the city here. You can learn out more about her other new books for young readers on her children’s site.

The wreck of the J.H. Jones, found after more than a century beneath the waves.

The wreck of the J.H. Jones, which Andrea wrote about in her first book, Into the Blue, was discovered on the bottom of Georgian Bay by a dedicated group of shipwreck hunters. See their extraordinary video footage here.
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