Monica Silvie practiced law for over fifteen years before returning to her earliest passion, writing for children. She lives in Vancouver, Canada, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Monica has an Advanced Study Certificate in Illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Writers' Union of Canada.
Monica is on instagram @monicasilvie. When she’s not writing or doing art, Monica is preoccupied with pollinators, native plant gardening and cake. She posts about these things on instagram @prebroccupied (well, not the cake).
Read from CHICKADEE: CRIMINAL MASTERMIND (Kids Can Press 2022), written by Monica Silvie and illustrated by Elina Ellis. Using visual aids, talk about chickadees and other wild birds, and how we can be helpful to them and create spaces for nature in the city. Answer questions about the process of writing and publishing a book.
Read from CHICKADEE: CRIMINAL MASTERMIND (Kids Can Press 2022), written by Monica Silvie and illustrated by Elina Ellis. Talk about how I got into writing kids' books through comics. Using visual aids, talk about mini comics - what are they? Show samples and lead an activity for kids to participate in, folding and creating their own mini comic.