In Secrets of the Painted Door (Oolichan 2016) Anna is sent to live with her eccentric Grandfather and artist at his studio for the summer holidays. Her fear of a boring and lonesome summer is put to an end with a chance meeting on the ferry, secret gathering in the garden, and a mysterious painted door. This door not only opens to ancient adventures, magical and dangerous, but also opens to opportunities for friendship and self-discovery.

Dividing her time between living in the Canadian Rockies and sailing the Caribbean Sea, Pepper Couëlle-Sterling was inspired by her artist father to achieve a graduate degree in Art History from the University of Toronto. Secrets of the Painted Door (Oolichan 2016) is her debut novel.


Secrets of the Painted Door (Oolichan 2016)$14.95, 978-0-88982-319-8