This mother and daughter team worked together to write Spin to Sea.

Izra Fitch is 15 years old and lives in the Annapolis Valley with her parents, two brothers and their cats.Her first book, Spin to the Sea was created outside, in cafes and at the kitchen table. Izra loves to make art, stories and music. She also likes rainy weather, graphic novels, travelling, gorillas and chocolate.

Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, NS. Doretta is the illustrator of the children’s book Bound Beans and Burn and is the author and illustrator of I’m Writing a Story, Snow for Christmas, and Thank You for My Bed, which has been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration.

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