About the Author

Kristen Cooper
Blurbarian Since January 2014
Name Kristen Cooper
My Web Site http://400squareftliving.blogspot.ca/
Location Fort St. James, BC, Canada
Gender Female
My Bio Having recently moved up North, I am fascinated by the plants, animals, and culture that I am surrounded by and want to instill that fascination in others by creating paintings and books that showcase the wonder of our land. As a mother, I want my children to have a deep appreciation for the place we call home, which has been my motivation for creating my own books. When I am not painting or crafting, I love to garden, tend my backyard flock of chickens, forage in the forest, or go swimming or mountain biking in our rich wilderness.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I would love to do an artistic rendition of the edible plants and berries in our Northern climate...
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
My favourite illustrator is Trina Schart Hyman. She does beautiful work! Also Barbara Reid and Barbara Cooney. Probably one of my all-time favourite authors is Lucy Maude Montgomery. She has an excellent knack for capturing rich characters on page and her descriptions of the Canadian landscape are wonderful.