Clare O'Connor lives in Halifax with her family. She is the author of Skateboard Sibby, a middle-grade novel about an 11-year-old super skateboarder dealing with lots of changes, including the loss of her identity as a skateboarder.
Skateboard Sibby was identified by Quill and Quire magazine as a "helpful classroom resource to provide an entry point for anti-bias and inclusive language and to open up important conversations on gender identity, self-identity, and inclusivity."
Clare has created a chapter-by-chapter downloadable discussion guide to support teacher or librarian led classroom discussions about Skateboard Sibby as well as timely topics such as those noted above.
Clare is a member of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, CANSCAIP, and SCBWI.