• Biography

    Sylvia Gunnery first took herself seriously as a writer when she attended the five-week Banff Centre writing session in 1976 under the instruction of W.O. Mitchell, Alice Munro, and others. Since then she has published over 25 books for teens and children as well as professional resources for teachers of writing. A recipient of a Prime Minister's Teaching Award, she has presented at conferences, libraries, and schools across Canada.  In 2016, she was honoured with a WFNS Legacy Membership.  She currently serves on the editorial board for Write, the professional magazine of the Writers' Union of Canada.  Road Signs That Say West, her latest YA novel, was published by Pajama Press in 2017. Sylvia lives at Crescent Beach, on the South Shore of Nova Scotia where she's working on anoher YA novel, what I know about next.


    • Road Signs That Say West, Pajama Press, 2017, ISBN 978-1-77278-023-9

    • Game Face, James Lorimer & Co., 2013. ISBN978-1-4594-0375-8

    • Emily For Real, Pajama Press, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0-9869495-8-6

    • Personal Best. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2005. ISBN 9781550288964.

    • Out of Bounds. James Lorimer & Co. Ltd., 2004. ISBN 1-55028-826-1.

    • The Writing Circle. Pembroke Publishers, 2007, ISBN 978-1-55138-217-3

    • Menace and Mischief. Stoddart Kids, 1999. ISBN 0-7736-7477-2.

    • Crow's Busy Day. Toronto, Curriculum Plus Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 978-155348-482-0

    • Who's At The Door? Toronto, Curriculum Plus Publishing, 2004. ISBN: 978-1-55348-497-4

    • Robin's Impossible, Crazy Idea. Illustrated by Jill Quinn. Pottersfield Press, 2001. ISBN 1-895900-46-8.

    • Counting Ducks, Curriculum Plus Publishing, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4428-0277-3

    • Pizza Time, Curriculum Plus Publishing, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4428-0283-4

    • Crossing the Line. Scholastic Canada, 1998.

    • Taking Sides. Scholastic Canada Ltd, 1991. ISBN 0-590-73655-8.