Joan Marie GalatSpruce Grove, Alberta Joan Marie Galat was a speaker at a talk concert hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme in South Korea. Her speech, The Nature of Night, explored climate change and sustainability, as well as the relationship between art and science in our Earth and...
Karleen Bradford was born in Toronto, but spent most of her childhood in Argentina, returning to take a B.A. at the University of Toronto in 1959. That same year she married James Bradford, a foreign service officer with the Canadian government. She has spent the past 34 years living in various countries, which has provided "grist for the mill" in terms of settings and plots for her children's and young-adult novels, but now is happily home for good.