Author Archives: Karleen Bradford

About Karleen Bradford

I am an award-winning author of children's and young adult books.

Susan Juby Wins 2016 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Susan Juby, an award-winning author of both adult and young adult literature from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has won the 2016 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for her novel, THE REPUBLIC OF DIRT. The medal has been won by many … Continue reading

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Dear Canada Books Abroad

I’m posting, with permission of course, a letter that I received last summer. It is always gratifying to know that our Dear Canada books are being read and enjoyed in countries other than our own. Here it is: My name … Continue reading

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Is it too late to learn to play the piano?

  I’m taking a break from writing for a while and have embarked on a new venture. I’ve always wanted to play the piano. I’ve tried a couple of times, but gave up for one reason or another. Took too … Continue reading

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Review for A Country of Our Own

I was delighted to read the following review in the February 2014 issue of Resource Links: Resource Links, Volume 19, Number 3 A COUNTRY OF OUR OWN, The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn Reviewed by Karyn Huenemann Excellent Having read … Continue reading

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My Confederation Book is Out!

The author copies of my new book arrived today, and it’s just as exciting for book #25 as it was for the very first one. It’s been a long, difficult, fascinating two years. I lost count of how many rewrites … Continue reading

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A Story About a Story. And Copyright.

Back in the early 1970s, when I was struggling to get something–anything!–published, I sold a copy of a short story to a children’s magazine for one free copy.  “Never give your work away,” I was admonished, but I did anyway. … Continue reading

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Final (?) Edits

This is what an edited manuscript used to look like. And what a mess it was. Additions scribbled in between the lines, new pages stuck in, paragraphs stapled over old paragraphs. Now my editor and I work back and forth … Continue reading

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