Burnaby's Linda DeMeulemeester has scored big with her first book, The Secret of Grim Hill. Ontario children in Grades 3 to 6 voted the spooky school story their favourite work of fiction, awarding it a Silver Birch Award. It's also a Canadian Toy Testing Council pick -- another honour driven by readers' choice. DeMeulemeester loves writing for kids of 10 or 11 because that was the age at which reading came alive for her.
As well, Linda's Grim Hill books now have their own website.