I’m an award-winning children’s author and freelance writer/editor with more than 20 years of experience. My books for children include Just Watch Me (Krystal Kite Award nominee), What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19 (Hackmatack Award nominee), Proud to Play: LGBTQ+ athletes who made history, Rush Hour: Navigating Our Global Traffic Jam (Blueberry Award winner), Sitting Shiva (Ontario Library Association Best Pick, Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor, Vine Award finalist, TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award finalist) and Good Food, Bad Waste: Let’s Eat for the Planet (long listed for the 2024 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Middle Grade). Several additional nonfiction titles about plants, animals and climate change are forthcoming. I was chosen to tour during Canadian Children’s Book Week in 2023 and frequently speak at schools, libraries and conferences. My journalism work has appeared in a range of major magazines and newspapers including Good Housekeeping, The Globe and Mail and The Washington Post. Corporate clients include The Royal Gazette, Costco Magazine and TanenbaumCHAT magazine. I have an MFA in creative nonfiction and a postgraduate journalism degree. Please visit me at ErinSilver.ca.
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