For each issue of Canadian Teacher Magazine, I contribute a column called Can Write. The column features a Canadian writer or illustrator of children's books.
I love the opportunity to interview, and learn more about, writers from across the country and beyond. The stories of how they became writers, or illustrators, are always fascinating and inspiring. It's fun to hear the 'stories behind the stories' - what triggered a picturebook or how they ended up writing a novel.
Here's the current issue: http://canadianteachermagazine.com/articles/literacy/CTM_2014_linda_bailey.pdf
and you can go through the archives to read past columns.