Margaret J. McMaster has won the GOLD MEDAL for her book, The Complete Babysitter Out of Control! Series, in the 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards JUVENILE FICTION - EARLY READER/1st CHAPTER BOOKS category.
J. Jill Robinson
J. Jill Robinson, B.A., M.A. (Calgary), M.F.A. (Fairbanks). Born June 16, 1955 in Langley, B.C. Married to poet Steven Ross Smith; one son, born 1995, Emmett H Robinson Smith. Writer of fiction both short and long, and of creative non-fiction. 24th Writer-in-Residence, Saskatoon Public Library 2004-2005. Editor of Grain magazine 1995 – 1999. Teacher of English Literature and Creative Writing since 1985: University of Calgary; University of Saskatchewan; St. Peter's College, Muenster; SUNTEP, First Nations University of Canada. Writer in Residence for Southern Alberta Libraries in 2010-11, and for the Canadian Authors' Association, Alberta Branch, 2011-12. Mentor for the Canada Council/ SWG for three years; Mentor for the Canada Council/AWG in 2012. In 2009 her work was published by Event, Prairie Fire, subTerrain, The Antigonish Review, and the University of Windsor Review. Now lives in Banff, Alberta. In 2011 her creative nonfiction work was published in Geist, and in the anthologies Slice Me Some Truth, and Somebody's Child.
Jill's first novel, More In Anger, was published by Thomas Allen in Spring 2012.