Member Profile

Claire Eamer

Claire Eamer is a full-time professional writer and winner of the 2014 Red Cedar Information Book Award, the 2013 Lane Anderson Award for science writing, and the 2008 Science in Society book award. She is the author of a number of trade nonfiction books, primarily on science and history, for middle grades, as well as a picture book for preschoolers and primary grades. Claire also writes fiction and has had stories published in the Young Adult science fiction and fantasy anthologies Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales and Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science. In addition, Claire is a freelance journalist and writer/editor of science-based reports for a variety of governmental and international agencies. 

Phone number:
(250) 327-9032

Publications

Out of the Ice: How Climate Change is Revealing the Past. Kids Can Press, 2018
What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?. Annick Press, 2017
Underneath the Sidewalk. Scholastic Canada, 2017
Inside Your Insides: A Guide to the Microbes That Call You Home. Kids Can Press, 2016
Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science. Annick Press, 2013
The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods. Annick Press, 2012
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales. Edge Publishing, 2011
Lizards in the Sky: Animals Where You Least Expect Them. Annick Press, 2010
Spiked Scorpions and Walking Whales: Modern Animals, Ancient Animals, and Water. Annick Press, 2009
Traitors' Gate and Other Doorways to the Past. Annick Press, 2008
Super Crocs and Monster Wings: Modern Animals' Ancient Past. Annick Press, 2008
Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science. Star Ink Books, 2007
The Canadian Rodeo Book (with Thirza Jones). Western Producer Publications, 1982

Awards

American Institute of Physics Children's Book Award for What a Waste! Where Does Garbage Go?, 2018
Red Cedar Information Book Award for The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods, 2014
Lane Anderson Award for science writing for Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science, 2013
Eureka! Silver Honor Book for The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods, 2012
Science in Society Youth Book Award for Super Crocs and Monster Wings: Modern Animals' Ancient Past, 2008
Science in Society Youth Book Award for Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science, 2007
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Interactive talk about subject matter of nonfiction books, combined with short readings and discussion of researching and writing nonfiction. Presentations are accompanied by illustrations from the book and physical props (depending on age and size of audience). Presentations can be tailored to the age or grade level of the audience.

Talk or short workshop on researching and writing nonfiction, espeicially for young people. This presentation is suitable for older children, teens, or adults interested in writing.

Presentation Length:
Up to 60 minutes per session
Genre:
Middle grade to YA nonfiction science and history; middle grade to YA fiction; picture book
Grades:
K-adult
Audience size:
Negotiable
Workshop Description:
Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$300
Two sessions:
$550
Three sessions:
$750
Four sessions:
$900
One session:
$300
Two sessions:
$550
Three sessions:
$750
Four sessions:
$900
GST:
GST applicable