Jane Drake and Ann Love are sisters and co-authors, who have shared a life-long interest in the environment and the wild.
“As kids, our parents led our family vacations into wild places – we spent more time looking for shorebirds in sewage lagoons than most Canadians would ever admit to.” Their writing for children has always had a strong focus on natural history and environmental action. They are interested in making children more observant of the natural world.
Together they are the co-authors of many award-winning books, including the Kids Cottage books. Their most recent book, set to release spring 2008, is Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten our World. They present the concepts of endangered species and biodiversity in this informative look at alien invaders and how they impact our world.
Jane and Ann have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Red Cedar Award, the Norma Fleck Award, the Hackmatack Award, and the Silver Birch Award. Ann Love is one of the founding members of Pollution Probe.
Both Jane and Ann are married with three children each, and live in the Toronto area.
Festival: 2008 (Spring)