Louise Bradford - Author
Louise Bradford loves to spend time in the woods. She wrote her debut picture book, Wade's Wiggly Antlers, after a camping trip in Lake Superior Provincial Park, where she came across a little moose. After learning that male moose lose their antlers so bigger ones can grow --- much like the way children lose their first teeth --- Louise wondered how a little moose might feel when his antlers start to wiggle. Would he be worried? Would he still be able to play?
Louise's other stories have been produced by CBC Radio and CBC Television. She is a two-time recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Artists and Community Collaboration grant for her filmmaking program with at-risk youth. Louise was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and now lives in Ottawa, where she writes speeches for grown-ups.