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Lois managed to spread her childhood across Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia prior to her move west. After graduating from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Lois moved to Calgary, where she enjoyed a long, rewarding teaching career. All of these rich Canadian experiences sparked a passion for bringing Canada's stories alive for young readers.

In addition to reading, writing, blogging, and drinking lattés, Lois loves visiting schools, conducting workshops and presenting at conferences. She currently lives the writerly life in Calgary where she enjoys time with her husband, son, daughter-in-law, daughter, and two fur-kids.

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Come for a visit, stay for The View. When chronicling the write life, there is never a shortage of colourful scenery, adventure and excitement. Okay, so there is an occasional wrong turn, resulting in a long detour, but that's all part of the adventure—right? Check out the writing tips and trips pages and follow the winding road to publication.

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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.

If you'd like to connect with Lois, drop her a line or two at iwrite@loisdonovan.com

New Novel - The Journal

Winds of L'Acadie by Lois Donovan

"Canadian history and teen drama intersect in this brilliant tale of time travel." Marty Chan-Author

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