Rae St. Claire Bridgman

Rae St. Clair Bridgman is an award-winning Winnipeg author and illustrator of children’s books, including the acclaimed MiddleGate Books. She has a knack for finding the magical and extraordinary in the ordinary, in between the cracks of reality. Rae is a university professor, anthropologist, urban planner, co-director of an architectural design firm, mother of six. Favourite things to do in her spare time: watching ants, chasing crayfish, reading the dictionary, playing tuba, watching clouds, and inventing toys. Favourite sayings: “Often, secrets do not remain secrets for long.” “Things that disappear by themselves can come back by themselves.” “Problems can multiply like flies.” “The story certainly changes depending on the storyteller.”

Finalist, McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award; Honourable Mention, Speculative Literature Foundation;
Nominated for Cybils Award, Fantasy and Science Fiction; Winner of a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (Bronze Medal, Pre-Teen Fiction – Fantasy)