Publisher: Pajama Press
An author and junior high school teacher, Colleen Nelson earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba in her hometown of Winnipeg. Her previous works include the critically acclaimed middle-grade novel Harvey Comes Home (shortlisted for the 2021 McNally Young People’s Award) and Harvey Holds His Own (2020 Governor General’s Award finalist); Sadia (2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award winner); and Blood Brothers (2018 McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People). Colleen writes daily in between appearances at hockey rinks and soccer fields in support of her two sports-loving sons. The family’s West Highland Terrier Rosie adds an extra-loveable dose of liveliness to their lives.