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Yvonne Blackwood

Yvonne Blackwood is an author who craves knowledge. She is the author of three adult non-fiction books, Into Africa a Personal Journey; Will That Be Cash or Cuffs? and Into Africa, the Return. She has also published three children’s picture books in the Nosey Charlie Adventure Series-Nosey Charlie Comes to Town, Nosey Charlie Goes to Court, and Nosey Charlie Chokes on a Wiener. She is an award-winning short story writer and has contributed to several anthologies including Human Kindness, Canadian Voices, and Wordscape. She has published articles in More of Our Canada, InTouch, and Green Prints magazines. She has also written numerous articles for several newspapers including the Toronto Star.
Yvonne is an alumnus of the Humber College School of Writers. She is currently completing an English Major degree at York University.

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Will That be Cash or ‘Cuffs?. Toronto: White Knights Publications, 2005
Short story-Sweet Sixteen. Toronto: Wordscape, MTB Press, 1999
Short story—Old Friends. Toronto: In All Directions, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000
Into Africa, A Personal Journey.. Toronto:Abbeyfield Publishers, 2000
Article—The First Day of the Rest of My Life.. In Touch Magazine, 2007
Into Africa: The Return. Trafford Publishing, 2009
Canadian Voices (excerpt in anthology). Bookland Press, 2009
The Last Gift (short sroty to anyhology). Timeless Wisdom, 2019
And the Winner Is.... More of Our Canada magazine, 2020
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