Colleen is a teacher and author from Winnipeg, Canada. Her books have been nominated for student-choice awards across the country and in the US. Harvey Comes Home won the SYRCA Willow (Saskatchewan) and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year for Young People. It was also a Bank Street Best Book for Kids. The follow-up book, Harvey Holds His Own, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award and nominated for the Silver Birch Award. Sadia won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award and was nominated for a Forest of Reading Red Maple Award.
Colleen has two new middle grade books, The Undercover Book List and a third Harvey book is on the way! Harvey Takes the Lead will be out in Spring 2022!
Colleen has two teen-age boys and three step-children. After years of negotiations, she recently added a dog to her family, a West Highland Terrier named Rosie. When not writing or teaching, Colleen likes to run, read, travel and cheer on her boys on at sporting events. A few other things she likes: chocolate, beating her husband at Scrabble, tulips and watching Rosie chase squirrels.