Hazel Hutchins is an award-winning novelist and a wryly entertaining chronicler of modern family life. As a child, Hazel remembers that her mother read to the children every day and her father recited poetry. She grew up “on the farm” in southern Alberta, a setting that shows up in her picture book One Duck (1999). Hazel has written over 30 books for children and young adults and has received numerous awards for her work. Today, Hazel lives in Canmore, Alberta. Her three grown children are off exploring the world but still show up in Hazel’s books (and in real life!) from time to time.