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Karen McBride

Photo: Sam Park Photography 2019

Karen is Algonquin Anishnaabe from the Timiskaming First Nation in the territory that is now Quebec. Growing up on the Rez meant the bush was her backyard and that backyard became all manner of places: Middle-earth, Hogwarts, a world populated by zombies, and all things in between.

Writing, music, drawing, and anything that had to do with make-believe have always been passionate interests of hers, so she decided to try to make a living off of it and attend university. As such she now holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English, as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa. Most recently, Karen graduated with a Master of Arts in the Field of Creative Writing from the University of Toronto.

She loves to write stories about truth and healing, but mostly about magic and myth. She hopes to continue to explore the themes and lessons taught to her through the oral tradition of her elders and ancestors.

Karen is represented by Stephanie Sinclair from Transatlantic Literary Agency.

E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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Crow Winter. Harper Avenue, 2019
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