ANITA DAHER was born in PEI and has spent much of her life moving, and she draws writing inspiration from the many places she’s been fortunate to spend time in—Summerside PEI, Yellowknife NT, Churchill MB, Baker Lake NU, and Sault Ste. Marie ON, among others. This year has been an important one for Daher. She has three new titles: Racing for Diamonds (Orca) is her third adventure story for young readers; Two Foot Punch (Orca) and Spider’s Song (Penguin) take that intensity up a notch for teen readers. This spring she received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Daher now lives in Winnipeg.