Rachelle Delaney is the author of eight novels for young readers, including The Metro Dogs of Moscow, which was a CLA Book of the Year Honour Book, The Circus Dogs of Prague, a finalist for the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award, and Clara Voyant, a finalist for the Red Cedar Award and Joan Betty Stutchner Award for Funniest Children’s Book. Her newest novel is Alice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and lives in Vancouver with her partner, her dog Sparrow, and her cat Poppy.
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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.