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Photo credit
Jeff George
Caroline Woodward
BIO
Biography

I am a writer, former publishers' rep, bookseller, managing editor, publicist, teacher+ and most recently, a retired lighthouse keeper formerly based on the Lennard Island Lightstation near Tofino, BC. I have written eight books for adults and children so far, and an adult literacy collection of short stories. I have reviewed books in at least four genres for BC Bookworld since 2014. Please visit my website www.carolinewoodward.ca for more biographical information.

Disturbing the Peace (1990) was nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize/BC Book Prize in 1991, Alaska Highway Two-Step (1993) was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Best First Mystery Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada in 1994 and was a Globe & Mail Pick for Best 100 Books of 1993, Singing Away the Dark was nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Prize finalist in 2011 as well as the 2010-2011 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the 2011 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award (Picture Book category), and the 2011-2012 Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book category). It was also a 2012 Best Books for Kids and Teens Our Choice selection by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. It has been published in Quebec in French as well as by Korean, Bulgarian, Japanese and Chinese co-publishers to date (2022).

Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper (2015) was nominated for the Bill Duthie BC Booksellers Prize in 2016 and A West Coast Summer (2018) was nominated for the 2016-2017 Chocolate Lily Award (Picture Book Category).

ADDRESS
City: New Denver and/or Parksville in 2022, Province/Territory: British Columbia
EMAIL
GENRE
short fiction, novels, memoir, essays, travel articles, adult literacy, chapter books 8-11 years, picture books
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
A West Coast Summer
Publisher
Harbour Publishing
Year
2018
Title
Alaska Highway Two-Step
Publisher
Polestar Press & Harbour Publishing
Year
1993 (first edition) & 2017 (second re-edited edition)
Title
Singing Away the Dark
Publisher
Simply Read Books
Year
2010 (first edition) 2018 (second special library edition)
Title
Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper
Publisher
Harbour Publishing
Year
2015
Title
The Village of Many Hats
Publisher
Oolichan Books (publisher now defunct-rights have reverted to author)
Year
2012
Title
Penny Loves Wade
Title
Wade Loves Penny
Publisher
Oolichan Books (publisher now defunct-rights have reverted to author)
Year
2010
Title
Chanter Dans Le Noir
Publisher
Le Courte d'Echelles
Year
2012
Title
Work is a 4-Letter Word
Publisher
National
Title
Provincial and Regional Adult Literacy Secretariats
Publisher
2000
Title
Disturbing the Peace
Publisher
Polestar Press (publisher now defunct-rights have reverted to author)
Year
1990
Title
A Blue Fable
Publisher
self-published with New Printing Press: Kathmandu
Title
Nepal
Publisher
1981
AWARDS
Awards
Name
Northern Lights College Honorary Associate of Arts Degree
Publication
For a body of work
Year
2017
Name
often set in the Peace River region
Name
contributing to Canadian literature and international literature.
LINKS
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
20 to 425+, depending on age and format
Presentation Genre
Fear & Imagination for children, Excerpts from fiction or memoir with or without slides for adults
Presentation Length
30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on audience age
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Please see notes beside each book for notes on presentations specific to each book and each audience. More information is available on my website, www.carolinewoodward.ca and by contacting me directly with queries specific to each title and age group.

Presentation Fee(s)
$300/contact hour as per Canada Council rates in 2021
Workshop details
Audience Size
Please contact the author for updates on availability for workshops for adults or children in 2023.
Programs & Interests
Interested in participating Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
All members are eligible for the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program. Are you interested in participating in this pro
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
The Union’s Northern Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program funds in-person visits to northern Ontario schools when possible. Ar
Yes