Eric is a teacher and began writing for his class to entice them to become more enthusiastic readers and writers. He has published 97 books which have been translated into thirteen languages and have won over 150 awards, including 4 Red Maple, 3 Silver Birch, a Golden Oak and children’s choice awards from across the country. Most recently, The Rule of Three won the Sakura Medal – voted the favourite book of international school students in Japan. In 2014 he received the Order of Canada. Eric presents each year to more than 100,000 students across Canada and around the globe. He is the co-founder of a children’s program in Kenya (www.creationofhope.com) and will be leaving to spend February with the orphans and staff of the program.
Putting the Adventure into Writing
Join Eric as he describes the process of climbing Kilimanjaro, trekking the Sahara Desert, and walking across Kenya to do adventure research for his book.
The Teacher as Writer
Eric shares his journey from teacher to writer as well as from student to writer.
Caring – The Creation of Hope
From a chance meeting of an orphan in a market in rural Kenya to the creation of an organization that provides for hundreds of orphans and impoverished children and this has impacted on, and been impacted by, his writing.