Award-winning Nova Scotian author Budge Wilson was born in Halifax. Author of thirty-four books, she started being published in 1984, with many of her works encompassing stories for young people. She has won over twenty-three Canadian Children’s Book Centre “Our Choice” selections, as well as a Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award and many other recognitions. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2004, and the Order of Nova Scotia in 2011. (Photo: Budge Wilson, by Rick Janson. Writer’s Union of Canada).