Kate Braid was born in Alberta, raised in Montreal, went to school in New Brunswick and now lives in British Columbia. For fifteen years she worked in construction as a labourer, apprentice, journey carpenter, contractor and trades instructor. She then taught creative writing (poetry and creative non-fiction) at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo (now Vancouver Island University) at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and at various workshops across the country. She now writes full-time from her home in Victoria and on Pender Island, and occasionally teaches.
Depending on audience and genre.
Focus on involving children in the fun and magic of words, using poetry free verse, forms, interviews with each other or family.