Anita Daher


Anita Daher draws writing inspiration from the many places she’s been blessed to spend time, which include Summerside, PEI, Yellowknife, NT, Churchill, MB, Baker Lake, NU, and Sault Ste. Marie, ON. She’s been entrenched in the book publishing industry for several years writing books, articles and reviews, leading workshops and presentations, and has worked on the publishing end of things as a marketing director, and editor. Previous occupations include flight service specialist, radio broadcaster, lunch truck driver, and grave plot salesperson. She likes writing best, as she never has to take off her slippers, can wear a funny hat, and can hold conversations with the statues and stuffies that keep her company. Anita holds memberships in The Writers’ Union of Canada, The Canadian Children’s Book Center, The Manitoba Writers’ Guild, The Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and was a founding member of the Territorial Writers Association. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend time baking, playing her guitar (badly), and turning her backyard garden into a haven for neighbourhood bunnies. Anita currently resides in Winnipeg with her husband, two daughters, a basset hound, and a Westfalia camper van named Mae.

More information about Anita Daher can be found on her website: anitadaher.com

Author photo by Leslie M. Jobes

Forthcoming

Wager the Wonder Horse (Stabenfeldt, World Rights Available Ex:
Book club in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Czech)

Fiction

Two Foot Punch Nikki uses all abilities keep her brother from being killed when he gets involved with a gang. (Orca Book Publishers, November 2007)
Spider’s Songa chilling page turner
(Penguin Canada, May 2007; World Rights Available Ex: Canada and US) Finalist, Arthur Ellis Best Juvenile Crime Award, 2008″Spider’s Song addresses issues that matter to teens – identity, truth, friends – and does so in a modern context.”
– CM magazine

Series Fiction

Junior Canadian Ranger series (Orca Young Readers)

Racing for Diamonds Junior Canadian Rangers Volume 1 (Orca, 2007) Jaz’s skills and patience are tested to the limit by a dog-mushing derby and by her new partner Colly.
Nominated, 2009 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Shining Willow Award
Best Books for Kids and Teens,
Canadian Children’s Book Centre
Finalist, Arthur Ellis Best Juvenile Crime Award, 2008
Finalist, 2008/2009 Hackmatack Children’s Choice
Junior Rangers 3: On the Trail of the Bushman(Orca, 2009) Tommy, Colly and Jaz team up to search for the legendary Bushman, a Sasquatch-like creature.
Poachers in the Pingos (Orca, 2008) Colly and Jaz, risk danger to stop illegal hunting of gyrfalcons.
Resource Links Year’s Best 2008
“A quick read that has enough action and suspense to keep the pages turning…For children who enjoy a bit of escapist fiction with a solid whodunit element, this book fits the bill…Recommended.”
– Canadian Materials”A well-written and suspense-filled mystery for children… An excellent addition to a family, school or classroom library.”
– Resource Links

Flight series

Flight from Bear Canyon (Orca Book Publishers, 2004)
CCBC Our Choice Selection, 2005
Flight from Big Tangle (Orca Book Publishers, 2002)
Recommended, Canadian Toy Testing Council
Recommended, Resource Links
Finalist, 2004 Diamond Willow Award

Honours

John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer,  2007

Agent: Marie Campell