Rachelle Delaney is the author of several middle grade novels, including The Metro Dogs of Moscow, which was a CLA Book of the Year Honour Book, as well as a finalist for the Silver Birch Award, the Red Cedar Award, and the Rocky Mountain Book Award, among others. Its sequel, The Circus Dogs of Prague, was a finalist for the 2017 Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award.
When she’s not writing novels or teaching creative writing, Rachelle is most likely outside on a hiking or biking trail, or planning her next adventure. Her travels have taken her tree-climbing in Costa Rica, searching for pygmy elephants in Borneo, horse-riding with gauchos in Chile, and tracking down stray dogs in Russia, among other exploits. She finds it exceptionally difficult to settle on one home, but these days she lives in Vancouver, Canada.
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When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, Rachelle answered I was the runner-up for most likely to save the planet.
Other Fun Facts
- I studied environmental sciences at university. Along with writing novels, I do climate change communications for an environmental organization.
- In 2012, I went to Moscow to do research for a children's novel I was writing about stray dogs that had learned to take the subway. The Metro Dogs of Moscow was published in 2013.
- While writing a children's novel about kids in circus school, I took lessons in acrobatics, aerial hoop and parkour.
- I've moved 18 times in the last 20 years.
- I have a puppy named Sparrow and a kitten named Poppy.