Kit Pearson was born in Edmonton, Alberta and worked for many years as a children’s librarian in Ontario and B.C. Since 1986 she has written twelve novels, a picture book and an anthology. She has won seventeen awards for her writing, including the B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2014. In 2018, Kit was appointed a member of the Order of Canada. Her two latest books are Be My Love, a middle grade novel about a young teen in 1951 realizing she is a lesbian and The Magic Boat, a picture book written with her partner Katherine Farris. Kit and Katherine live in Victoria, B.C. with their two dogs.