Filmmaker and author Rebecca Wood Barrett wrote the kidlit book, My Best Friend is Extinct (Orca 2021), due out in March 2021, about a young boy who befriends a strange prehistoric-like creature. She has published short fiction in literary journals such as Room and Antigonish Review. Barrett has an MFA in creative writing from UBC. She lives in Whistler.

My Best Friend is Extinct (Orca 2021) $10.95 9781459824423. Illustrations by Cornelia Li

[BCBW 2020]