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Christina Kilbourne

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Christina Kilbourne is an award-winning young adult author who handles complex subjects with sensitivity and tact while covering issues of critical significance to youth.

Her novel, Dear Jo, was the recipient of three Canadian young reader’s choice awards in British Columbia (Red Cedar), Saskatchewan (Snow Willow) and Manitoba (MYRCA). It was also shortlisted for a young reader’s choice award in New York (New York State Charlotte Award). They Called Me Red was nominated for a Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Award. She is a three-time recipient of an Ontario Arts Council Works in Progress Grant.

Christina Kilbourne was born in Southwestern, Ontario, then moved and spent her elementary and high school years in Muskoka, a resort area two hou
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Christina Kilbourne I think I find inspiration in different places for different books, characters, places. Mostly I am inspired by a desire to want to spread more tolera…moreI think I find inspiration in different places for different books, characters, places. Mostly I am inspired by a desire to want to spread more tolerance in the world - tolerance for our fellow human beings. I am one of those people who so often sees the world from multiple points of view it's hard to take a strong stand on some issues. So most of my books explore a character or situation about which I feel other people need to come to a new understanding. For instance, in Detached, I want people to be more tolerant and understanding of people with mental illness. It's so easy in today's society to judge and discredit others. But I believe - strongly- that everyone is doing their best with the hand they have been dealt and everyone deserves respect and compassion. Can you tell I work in social services?! A lot of character inspiration comes from people I know or have known. Like an artist creating a mosaic, I take little pieces of this person and that person and create a brand new character. Thanks for asking!(less)
Christina Kilbourne I've not experienced writer's block -not really. There is always something to write. Sometimes I suffer from a lack of motivation or an abundance of d…moreI've not experienced writer's block -not really. There is always something to write. Sometimes I suffer from a lack of motivation or an abundance of distraction!(less)
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