Ishbel Moore was born in Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated as a teenager with her parents and siblings to Canada in 1967. Her love of reading and writing eventually led her to pen some winning short stories, and to launch her first novel at 39-years-old with her her books and accomplishments falling in line after that. To date, Ishbel has published 13 novels, mostly for young adults, and some of her titles are found in the British Commonwealth countries, as well as in various languages (German, Swedish, Norwegian). She has served on the executives of the Canadian Authors Association at a provincial and national level, including being president, and was also provincial representative for CANSCAIP (Canadian Society for Authors Illustrators and Performers). Her volunteer contributions to the craft of writing have been acknowledged through several awards, plus the 1995 Manitoba YM-YWCA Woman of Distinction. Tireless in pursuit of helping writers, Ishbel has traveled across Canada giving workshops, on book tours for the Canadian Childrens Book Centre, teaching, and visiting schools and libraries. She hosts two writers groups, and communicates regularly with students and peers on-line and by regular mail. In her other life, Ishbel is a medical transcriptionist, enjoys learning about all things spiritual, and sings in the community choir. She lives on 40 acres a few minutes north of Winnipeg, with her husband and children, the dog, a multitude of cats and her beloved horses.
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