Andrea Curtis is an award-winning writer. Her book, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement, co-written with Nick Saul, is an international bestseller. Her first book, Into the Blue: Family Secrets and the Search for a Great Lakes Shipwreck won the Edna Staebler Creative Nonfiction Award. Andrea also teaches creative writing to young people and writes books for kids, including a young adult novel called Big Water, several books of children’s nonfiction and the picture book, Barnaby. She lives in Toronto with her family.
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Andrea’s essay on finding the wild in the city—inspired by one of her new kids’ books—recently appeared in Toronto’s The Globe and Mail. Read it here. You can find out more about her two new books for young readers on her children’s book site. Watch for the third in the Groundwood ThinkCities series called City Streets are for People. It’s available for preorder now!
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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