Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hands on: Anita Daher

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If you know anything about YA writer Anita Daher, you know she has a thing about horses. But she also REALLY likes dim sum, to the extent that her bio used to conclude: "Anita lives in Winnipeg, and will always accept invitations for dim sum." Though not directly related to writing, keeping your hands supple via the regular application of a currying brush or chopsticks probably not a terrible thing, hey?

(Anita's weakness is pork dumplings. Put an order or two on top of your ms. and she'd probably be considerably swayed...)

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Anita Daher has been entrenched in the book publishing industry for more than fifteen years. She feels “place” infuses her writing, and is grateful to have lived in communities like Summerside, PEI, Moose Jaw, SK, Churchill, MB, Baker Lake, NU, and Yellowknife, NT. Her short stories have appeared in Prairie Fire Magazine, and she is author of seven youth novels, including Arthur Ellis and MB Book Award finalist Spider’s Song (2006), and Arthur Ellis, Hackmatack and Diamond Willow finalist Racing for Diamonds (2006). She has led workshops across the country, and has been a popular presenter at conferences and festivals. When not teaching, presenting, or working on her own stories, Anita edits teen novels for Great Plains Publications.

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