I'm currently living near Toronto, but I grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario where I spent a lot of time climbing trees, hiking in the woods and observing wild creatures. The ideas and inspiration for my stories often come from my love of nature and the escapades of one or more of my family members.
I love writing picture books, when I get the right kind of idea. And I've been working on a couple of middle grade novels. I keep a journal that's full of ideas, snippets of stories, poems and whatever else pops into my mind.
I love to chat about writing or great children's books (check out my Favourite Reads). I am represented by Janine Le of Sheldon Fogelman Agency. You can reach me at mack (dot) andreaL (at) gmail (dot) com or on Twitter at @AndreaL_Mack.
When I'm not writing or reading, I enjoy playing board games with my family, gardening, having fun with my dog, baking, and thinking up cool activities for my kindergarten students.