CITY/TOWN: Victoria, B.C.

DATE OF BIRTH: May 13, 1947

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dallas, Texas



EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Teaches English and writing at the University of Victoria


Ben Franklin's War. Beach Holme, 2006

Red Moon Follows Truck. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2001. A picture book about an eventful road trip across North America, and a child's discovery that love never ends. Illustrated by Leslie Elizabeth Watts. Starred review in Quill & Quire, Canada's magazine of book news and reviews. Starred "Our Choice" selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Frederick Banting: Hero, Healer, Artist. Montreal: XYZ Publishing, 2001. A biography of Dr. Frederick Banting, whose work led to the discovery of insulin. Part of the Quest Library series on the lives of great Canadians.

A Miracle for Maggie. Vancouver: Beach Holme Publishing, 2000. A novel about a teenage girl and her battle with diabetes, set in Nova Scotia during the 1920s. Nominated for the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year Award for young-adult fiction.

Rainbow Bay. Vancouver: Raincoast Books, 1997. Hume lyrically recalls a day in the life of a boy and his dog. It's morning on the Gulf Islands, the tide is low and treasures the sea has hidden are revealed -- shells, jelly fish, a sunken ship. Bold illustrations by Vancouver artist Pascal Milelli show the boy gathering clams for supper, battling dragonflies, feasting on strawberries warm from the late afternoon sun. Suddenly it's night, the deer come out, and green tuxedoed frogs announce high tide. The sea has returned to Rainbow Bay. Illustrated by Pascal Milelli. Recommended "starred" choice of the Canadian Children's Book Centre. The Amicus Journal, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York, named Rainbow Bay one of the best 12 environmental books for children of the past 30 years.

Midnight on the Farm. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1992. A mystical poem about sleep. Illustrated by Regolo Ricci. Canadian Children's Book Centre, "Our Choice."

[BCBW 2006] "Kidlit"