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Hadley Dyer

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Hadley Dyer is the author of Here So Far Away, Johnny Kellock Died Today, winner of the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year for Children Award, and other acclaimed titles for children and young adults. She has worked in the children’s book industry for more than twenty years and for multiple organizations promoting the cause of literacy and reading, including CODE, IBBY Canada, and the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Raised in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, she now resides in Toronto.

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Hadley Dyer Hi there. Yes, it's based on the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, where I grew up. I fictionalized it a bit so I could have my way with geography and…moreHi there. Yes, it's based on the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, where I grew up. I fictionalized it a bit so I could have my way with geography and for creative distance from real people and places.(less)
Hadley Dyer I tend not to get writer's block because I always give myself permission to skip to a different part of the story -- a.k.a. "productive…moreI tend not to get writer's block because I always give myself permission to skip to a different part of the story -- a.k.a. "productive procrastination." There's always *something* you can be working on, even if it's just a bit of description or a writing exercise. Solutions to problems have a way of presenting themselves after simmering at the back of your mind for long enough. (less)
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Here So Far Away

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Johnny Kellock Died Today

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The Life Cycle of an Ant

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Batter Up Baseball

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Savanna Food Chains

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