Rachna Gilmore was born in India in 1953 and lived in Bombay until she was 14, when her family moved to London, England. After graduating, with a Biology degree, she traveled, ending up in Canada. She got married and settled in Prince Edward Island. Her first book, My Mother Is Weird, was published in 1988. Since then she has published over a dozen children's books, as well as a collection of adult short stories. Rachna's work has won numerous awards, including the 1999 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature for her book A Screaming Kind of Day. She lives in Ottawa with her family.

Festivals: 2002, 2008 (spring), 2009 (fall)

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