Member Profile

Gail Sidonie Sobat

Photo: Geoff McMaster 2006

is a witch at heart, a pirate in her dreams, and a gypsy in practice. She has assumed any number of disguises in her lifetime, including that of teacher, professor, woman-in-black, professional actor and singer, grounds keeper, flag girl, parimutuel seller and flower seller. Currently, she is the coordinator of YouthWrite, a camp for kids who love to write...just about anything!© and an instructor in the writing program of Grant MacEwan University. She has moved twenty-seven times in her life from Badlands to Siksika Nation Reserve to hideous suburbs to Istanbul to the Sunshine Coast to her writer’s garret in a century-old temperamental house.

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Ingamald. Spotted Cow Press, 2001
Aortic Caprice. River Books, 2003/2004
A Winter's Tale. Great Plains Publications, 2004
A Glass Darkly. Great Plains Publications, 2006
The Book of Mary. Sumach Press/ 3 O'Clock Press, 2006
Gravity Journal. Great Plains Publications, 2008
Chance to Dance for You. Great Plains Publications, 2011
In the Graveyard. Bryler Publications/ Three Dogs Press, 2011
Not With a Bang. Magpie Books, 2012
How the Light is Spent. Wintergreen Studios Press, 2013


Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award (nominee). for A Winter’s Tale, 2005
Jon Whyte Essay Competition, Honorable Mention, Writers Guild of Alberta for "Not a Love Story" - essay, adult category, 2003
Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (Finalist Co-recipient) for "The Legacy Project", 1996
OLA White Pine Honour Book for Gravity Journal, 2009
OLA White Pine Honour Book for Chance to Dance for You, 2012
Moonbeam Award (Gold) for Gravity Journal, 2009
Moonbeam Award (Bronze) for 2012, Chance to Dance for You
Independent Publisher Book Awards (Gold) for The Book of Mary, 2007
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45 - 60 minutes
YA Fiction, Fantasy, Poetry
4-6, 7-12, adult
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