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Originally from the east coast of Canada, Lois has lived most of her adult life in Calgary. She loves reading, writing, good conversation, and sharing the world of magic with her daughter.

Lois is a former teacher who now enjoys the write-life full time. Writing has always been a passion for Lois, particularly when it comes to bringing Canada's past alive for young readers. Her first historical fiction, Winds of L'Acadie, was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Golden Eagle Award. When she is not writing, Lois conducts writing workshops, author talks and convention presentations. Currently Lois lives in Calgary with her husband, daughter and bad-bunny, Marble.

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In addition to school presentations and workshops, Lois has considerable experience in presenting sessions at young writer's conferences, literary conferences and teachers' conventions.

Novel - Winds of L'Acadie

Winds of L'Acadie by Lois Donovan

"Powerful and thought-provoking, leaving the reader longing for more." - Canadian Literature

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