Judy Wearing

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For me, writing is hot chocolate and space boots.

Hot chocolate because of its source of comfort; a chief manifestation of creativity, agency in the world. It’s a prime way I connect with others and with myself.

Space boots because writing is exploration. It’s a road to learning about the past and a means to creating the new.

I’ve been working professionally as a writer, editor, and learning experience developer for more than two decades. My writing credits include Canadian Geographic, Outdoor Canada, and The Globe and Mail but I much prefer writing books to articles! I have authored more than 20 books, including children’s nonfiction, textbooks, workbooks and guides, and popular science.

Edison’s Concrete Piano (ECW Press, 2009) was featured on CBC Radio and the Discovery Channel, translated into two languages, and optioned for film. A guide for graduate students, The Prosperous PhD, is slated to be published in 2024 by the University of Toronto Press. One of my current projects, Anxious and Hairy, is represented by Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency.

Since 2009, I’ve been actively involved in writing courses, mentorship programs, and attending and giving workshops. I’m so passionate about creativity that I did a PhD in how to support it. I’ve helped to start six writing groups over the years, three of which are ongoing.