Philippa Dowding is an award-winning children’s author, a poet, musician and marketing copywriter. She has won magazine awards for Zoomer, Macleans, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Canada’s History and more. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in Taddle Creek Magazine, Middle Shelf Magazine,The Adirondack Review, The Literary Review of Canada and other journals. Her children’s books have been nominated for awards in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, including the SYRCA Diamond Willow, OLA Silver Birch Express and Red Maple, Hackmatack, and the White Ravens awards. In 2017, her book Myles and the Monster Outside, won the OLA Silver Birch Express Honor Book award. The author’s recent book Oculum, has been nominated for a 2019-2020 Diamond Willow Award. Her latest, Quinn and the Quiet, Quiet — book 6 in the award-winning “Weird Stories Gone Wrong” series, horror stories for kids ages 9-12 — arrives this September on Dundurn Press. Philippa lives in Toronto with her family, where she sails, plays guitar, and walks her dog every day.