Claire Eamer - Author
Claire Eamer is the author of almost a dozen nonfiction books, a picture book that is definitely fiction (honest!) and a handful of fantasy stories. Her book Before the World Was Ready won the 2013 Lane Anderson Award for Canadian science writing for children. Another of her books, The World in Your Lunch Box, won British Columbia's 2014 Red Cedar Award, and What a Waste: Where Does Garbage Go?, won the 2018 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award. Also in 2018, her (very fictional) picture book, Underneath the Sidewalk, won Saskatchewan's Shining Willow Award.
Besides writing books for kids, Claire writes magazine and newspaper articles, mostly on scientific topics. The best thing about writing, she says, is all the new things you learn with every book or article.
Claire has been a touring author for TD Canadian Children's Book Week --- once in southern Ontario and once in Nunavut. The trip to Nunavut completed her Canadian geography list: she has now visited all ten of Canada's provinces and all three territories. And she has lived in almost half of them. Claire grew up in Saskatoon, where she got to ride her bike across the prairie, toboggan down the riverbank right onto the ice and wade into sloughs as deep as she wanted. Since then, she has also lived in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia --- plus England and Germany.
Currently, Claire lives on British Columbia's Gabriola Island in the Salish Sea, where she shares a few acres of trees and rock with two generations of her family, a whole lot of chickens and a seemingly endless stream of passing deer and birds. Oh, and a small flock of Indian runner ducks --- possibly the silliest creatures on two flat feet. Look them up!