This is Kira. Say hello.
Kira received her first (friendly) rejection letter from a kids' magazine when she was 11, but that didn’t stop her from wanting to be a writer.
Today, she’s a busy author and journalist for adults, teens and kids with over 1,500 articles and four books published, including the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction winning Why We Live Where We Live, and Red Maple nominated The Secret Life of Money: A kid’s guide to cash and Growing Up, Inside and Out, plus a money book for grownups that some readers say changed their lives. So, that’s cool.
Now Kira and illustrator Clayton Hanmer are joining forces again with Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying, a non-fiction book about lies, liars and how to catch them in the act.
When she’s not writing, she’s whistling while she works, singing with the windows wide open and cooking tasty stuff. Oh. And drinking coffee. She likes to do that too.
Kira lives in Guelph, Ontario with her husband, a couple of fabulous kids, a dog named Marbles – and a seriously old guinea pig.
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awards and nominations
Norma Fleck Award
Red Maple Award (2 nominations)
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Vermond's new book about lying is really good... Despite the glum subject, the book ends on a positive note about how trust and honesty build better, happier communities. Recommended.Canadian Review of Materials