In the 70s and 80s I made independent films with government grants and had various exhibitions of my still photography. In 1990 I got my teaching certificate, and shared my love of these art forms with my students for about 15 years. In 2007, when my daughter was six, she collaborated with me on writing my first book with Blurb, "The Maples on the Move" and its sequel, "The Maples Mix 'em Up" in 2010. These books are about the misadventures of a large family of small dolls. In 2011 I started to collaborate with my primary classes on making books together. We've made 7 books now. What a great motivator and community builder it's been for them: to work away on a class project and then to produce this very polished result. More recently I finished my TROLLOGY, 3 books about Trevor Troll, who faces discrimination and prejudice at every turn. I'll be selling them at "The Word on the Street" on September 27th, 2015 at Harbourfront.