Claire Eamer - Author
Claire Eamer is the author of more than half a dozen nonfiction books for kids, a picture book that is definitely fiction (honest!), a book about rodeo and a handful of fantasy stories. Her book Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science won the 2013 Lane Anderson Award for Canadian science writing for children. In 2014, another of her books, The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods, won British Columbia's Red Cedar Award.
Besides writing books for kids, Claire writes magazine and newspaper articles. She also writes and edits reports, usually related to science, for governments, First Nations organizations and international agencies. The best thing about writing, she says, is all the new things you learn with every book or article or report.
Twice, 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 with her husband on British Columbia's Gabriola Island in the Salish Sea --- on a seaside cliff where she can watch tugboats and sea lions pass by. She loves travel, beaches, boats and all those wriggly, squirmy things you find in tide pools and stuck to the rocks on the seashore.