Vicki Grant

Vicki Grant

Vicki Grant has been called "one of the funniest writers working today" (The Vancouver Sun). Not Suitable for Family Viewing was the winner of the prestigious kids choice Red Maple award, and was shortlisted for the CLA Young Adult Book Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Snow Willow Award and the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award. More information can be found about Vicki on her website at www.vickigrant.com.

BETSY WICKWIRE'S DIRTY SECRET: Betsy's life is officially over: Dumped by her boyfriend, betrayed by her best friend . . . how is she ever going to show her face again? But then Betsy stumbles into an unusual café and an even more unusual girl. Dolores Morris-a mouthy, green-haired outsider Betsy can't quite remember from school-talks her into starting a cleaning service. Before she knows it, Betsy is down on her knees, dressed like a dust bunny, scrubbing strangers' toilets. Betsy finds comfort in the wine bottles and prescriptions and other dirty secrets she finds hidden in her clients' homes. She also finds love with a client's son, friendship with Dolores and a liberated sense of herself. Her new life soon falls apart, though, when valuables begin to go missing from some of the homes she and Dolores have been cleaning. Betsy discovers the hard way that not all dirty secrets can just be swept under the rug.