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About Beverley Boissery

Beverley Boissery is a independent historian and an author. She has written eleven books ranging from academic history to young adult fiction. In the 1960s she worked as an elementary school teacher and then went back to school in the 1970s to earn her Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate. She has been a scholar-in-residence at Regent College, University of British Columbia and has also worked as an editor, secondary school teacher and publisher. Her “Sophie” series, written for young adults, is based on the 1838 Lower Canadian Rebellion. The first book in the series, “Sophie’s Rebellion,” won the 2006 Word Guild Award and the second book, “Sophie’s Treason,” was a Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” selection. She also received the Surrey International Writers Conference Chamber of Commerce Award for Special Achievement (2006) and the Canada Council Award for Literature (2007). She currently lives in Vancouver and is working on another series of historical fiction.

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