Elizabeth Peirce

BIOGRAPHY
Elizabeth Peirce is a Halifax-based author, editor, teacher, and gardener. For Nimbus Publishing, she has authored and co-authored two historical fiction books about infamous cases of piracy in Nova Scotian history, Saladin and The Pirate Rebel, one guide to vegetable gardening in a tough climate (Grow Organic, winner of the 2011 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book award) and a preserving cook and guide book, You Can Too! Her book for children, The Big Flush, is dedicated to her young son and his horror of loudly-flushing public toilets. In 2019, she published Lost and Found: Recovering Your Spirit After a Concussion, a toolbox of strategies for healing from a difficult injury. When she’s not writing and editing, she enjoys cooking, canning, and encouraging people to tear up their lawns and grow some vegetables! Visit her website at https://elizabethpeirce.ca

Elizabeth will be offering virtual workshops based on her books through the WITS program in 2020-21, including:

(for P-2) How your biggest fears can make the best stories

(for grades 3-9) What is food security and where does our food come from?

(for grades 9-12) Writing to heal: surviving and thriving under challenging circumstances

PUBLICATIONS

Saladin: Piracy, Mutiny and Murder on the High Seas (Nimbus, 2006)
The Pirate Rebel (Nimbus, 2007)
Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening (Nimbus, 2010)
You Can Too! (Nimbus, 2013)
The Big Flush (Aquarium Press, 2017)
Lost and Found: Recovering Your Spirit After a Concussion (self-published, 2019)
AWARDS

APMA Best Atlantic Published Book (2011) for Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening


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