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I’m Writing a Story


Mother of three young children, Doretta Groenendyk teaches art to young people, is active in her children’s school, and participates widely in the Nova Scotia artistic community, doing workshops around the province, including Word on the Street in Halifax. Based in Canning, NS, Doretta is the illustrator of Bounce and Beans and Burn, with text by Shannon Murray, which was shortlisted for the PEI Book Award in 2008.

I'm Writing a Story

Doretta, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with her husband and three children in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. She is the author and illustrator of Snow for Christmas, and Thank you for My Bed, both of which were shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award  for Illustration. Her other titles include Step Outside, I’m Writing a Story, and Bully 101.