• Biography

    Kristin teaches writing and literacy education courses at Mount Saint Vincent University.  She has a BA in Linguistics (Cornell University), MSc in Education (Syracuse University), and MAEd in Literacy Education (MSVU) with twenty-seven years' experience teaching English language arts and English as an additional language in the public schools.  In September 2016 Kristin successfully defended her MSVU doctoral dissertation, an inquiry into writing processes and pedagogies in contexts of linguistic diversity.

    Kristin's writing is anchored by a sense of place.  Her work has appeared in Saltscapes and Cricket magazines and she has contributed to textbook teacher guides.  Her fourth book for children, in collaboration with illustrator and husband, Jeff, was published in 2010.  Born and raised in the heart of Detroit, Kristin has lived in Nova Scotia—her mother's homeland—since 1992, where, in addition to teaching and writing, she plays bassoon with the Wyndrock Quintet.

    Publications
    • Eagle of the Sea. Nimbus Publishing. 2010.  ISBN:  978-1-55109-749-7.

    • Atlantic Puffin: Little Brother of the North. Nimbus Publishing. 2005. ISBN: 1-55109-518-1.

    • "Till It and They Will Come." Saltscapes: Canada's East Coast Magazine. (story and photography) Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 2003.

    • The Hatchling's Journey: A Blanding's Turtle Story. Nimbus Publishing. 2003. ISBN: 1-55109-438-X.

    • Ahmed and the Nest of Sand: A Piping Plover Story. Nimbus Publishing. 2000. ISBN: 1-55109-338-3. French translation ISBN: 1-55109-380-4.

    • "'Hello' in Hindi." Cricket Magazine. Vol. 18, No. 9, May 1991.

    Awards
    • Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award Nomination / English Non-fiction, 2007 / English Fiction, 2005

    • Detroit Tricentennial Writing Competition Second Place Award / Creative Nonfiction, 2001

    • Atlantic Writing Competition First Place Award / Writing for Children, 1995