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Valerie McDonald

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Valerie McDonald

Valerie McDonald wrote and illustrated her first novel, The Mysterious Island, when she was eight years old and has continued to write ever since. Her works of fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Storyteller Magazine, Paperplates, TESL Talk and Hospital Quarterly and CANADIAN STORIES.

In 2011 she was an Emerging Writer with Diaspora Dialogues in Toronto. In 2013, her story was short-listed by the Eden Mills Writers Festival contest. In 2014, “The Dead Baby Club” was shortlisted for the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Fiction award In 2015, “Because of Sophie” was short-listed for the Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story writing contest. You can read her non-fiction piece, “Loot Bags” in Paperplates.

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