Artist and sculptor Bernice Ramsdin has self-published sic books for children under her imprint, Haresend Publishing. Four are illustrated novels in her The Other Side of Magic series for readers eight years of age and up. The other two are illustrated tales for younger children—The Extraordinary Tale of Sammy Snail and Other Silly Stories, based on stories her father would tell her and her sister as children, and The Elephants' Tale and Other Fabulous Fables, based on stories she written for her own children and grandchildren.

Ramsdin was born in Toronto in 1934. She came to BC in 1962 with her husband and first four (of five) daughters. At Douglas College she majored in in art and literature. Her husband died in 1972; and she moved from Maple ridge to Chemainus in 1998 with a new partner. She belongs to a Chemainus Writers group and to the Cowichan Valley Arts Council.

[BCBW 2019]