Vikki VanSickle

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Everything I need to know in life I learned from children's literature. Growing up in Woodstock, Ontario I was a big library kid, burning through the spinner racks and entering every writing contest I was eligible for. My work ranges from contemporary middle grade fiction to magical, storytime-ready picture books.

I am currently living in Toronto where I work in children's publishing in addition to writing. All kids' books, all the time!

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Vikki VanSickle When I'm stuck I either take a brainstorming break, during which I think of all sorts of other ways the scene could work out, or I jump to another…moreWhen I'm stuck I either take a brainstorming break, during which I think of all sorts of other ways the scene could work out, or I jump to another part of the story and write that instead. Most of my first draft is written out of order which helps keeps me interested in the story and also allows me an easy out if I get snagged on a scene!(less)
Vikki VanSickle Read all the time. Make writing a habit. Keep an ideas journal. Find yourself a writing buddy. Don' t be too hard on yourself.
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Of all the delightful and unexpected things that have happened to me as an author, this video featuring students from Madoc Drive Public School in Brampton, ON rapping their way through my picture book IF I HAD A GRYPHON is truly special. This was part of a music class lead by Miss Yoo and involved a production application called Soundation that allows students to layer and mix sounds to create...

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“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
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