Bio

Welcome to the website of Annette LeBox, author

Annette LeBox is an award-winning author of five picture books, two Young Adult novels and more than 45 poems published internationally in literary journals, including Event, Southern Review (Australia), Poetry Canada, Prairie Fire and Whetstone.

Her picture book, Salmon Creek, won the BC Book prize for illustrated literature and her YA novel, Miracle at Willowcreek was shortlisted for the Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and the Hackmatack Award. Circle of Cranes, a YA novel (2012) was shortlisted for the Manitoba Readers’ Choice Award.

Annette was born in England but came to Canada as a young child and was raised in Ontario. During her twenties, she lived in England, Ireland and Spain and worked as
a nurse’s aide, clerk, bartender and bunny (at a copycat Playboy Club), before becoming a teacher.

In 1995, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her latest book, Peace Is An Offering, published by Dial Books for Young Readers, was released in March of 2015.

Many of Annette’s books are inspired by nature. She was a founding member of the environmental group, the Pitt Polder Preservation Society and a stakeholder in the conservation of two regional parks, Blaney Bog in Maple Ridge and Codd Wetland in Pitt Meadows. Both ecosystems harbour Greater sandhill cranes and wild coho.

Annette lives with her husband, Michael Sather, an avid birdwatcher and fellow ‘craniac.’ She has a son, Christian Bates and a daughter, Sara Bates Rowe and two grandchildren, Charly and Thales Rowe.

Annette divides her time between her home in Maple Ridge and her remote cabin in the Cariboo region of central British Columbia, where she enjoys running, skiing, skating and reading by the woodstove.

Links

Pitt Polder Preservation Society

Blaney Bog

International Crane Foundation

The Steven Chudney Agency  (Literary Agent)

City of Pitt Meadows

District of Maple Ridge