Ginny Russell is the author of the young adult novels Voices on the Bay (Beach Holme, 1993) and Step by Step (Beach Holme, 1996). She taught primary grades in Ontario before moving to British Columbia. She has lived in Japan and Australia but sets her stories in Canadian locations. Her cottage on Mayne Island is the locale for Voices on the Bay. She is a member of CWILL BC, a group of professional writers and illustrators who meet regularly to discuss the children's literature and promote it within the province. Russell is currently working on her third young adult novel and a picture book and enjoys reading at schools and libraries.

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