Orysia Dawydiak has always been fascinated with human and animal behaviour. She lives on a Prince Edward Island farm where she has raised Shetland sheep and Akbash Dogs for many years, and wrote an award-winning book on livestock protection dogs. Her books for young readers range from Rika's Shepherd, about life on a sheep farm to the Kira series of coastal fishing communities where the possibilities of alternate life forms become real. Her middle grade fiction novel, Kira's Secret was short-listed for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award and was followed by Kira's Quest. Kira's Pendright continues the story five years later. Visit her website at orysiadawydiak.com.
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