When Ruth E. Walker joined 39 other writers and signed up for the July 2014 Muskoka Novel Marathon, she hoped for two things. To raise at least $500 in support of literacy programs and to get some time to work on a new novel. She succeeded on both counts, raising more than $1600 to support the...
Ludmila Zeman was born in the Czech Republic and spent her early years helping her father, the famed filmmaker Karel Zeman, in his studio making puppets for his animated films. Later, she became an art director and script writer in his studio. She also illustrated her first children's books there. Since immigrating to Canada with her husband and two daughters in 1984, she has taught art in Vancouver, created animated film for Sesame Street, and with her husband, made the film Lord of the Sky--an award-winning animated work for the NFB. She is now a Canadian, living in Montreal making children's books.