About Kallie


I’m an author, editor, and speaker living in Vancouver, BC, near the sea. When I’m not writing or editing, I’m teaching creative writing workshops.

I have my Masters of Children's Literature from the University of British Columbia.

I love picture books, fairy tales, beautiful art and music, and baking cookies.

I'm represented by Emily van Beek at Folio Literary Management


When I was young I loved to read:

  • The Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
  • All the books by Roald Dahl, especially The Witches, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • The Little House on the Prairies series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
  • From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  • Catherine Called Birdy by Karne Cushman
  • The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
  • Nancy Drew (any of the original series)
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
  • Half Magic by Edward Eager
  • The Ordinary Princess by MM Kaye
  • The Oz Series by Frank L. Baum

Now I also love to read (amongst so so so many!):

  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimerly Brubaker Bradly
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
  • The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd