About Gwen Smid

Gwen Smid lives in Onanole, Manitoba, Canada with her husband and two wee daughters. They like to canoe, puzzle over Star Wars puzzles, and read lots and lots (and lots) of books.

Gwen’s newest picture book, Not Without My Teammates — co-authored by the Keeper of the CFL Grey Cup, Jeff McWhinney — is available now. She is also proudly the author of T-Rex Girl and the Mary’s Atlas picture book series; a McNally Robinson bestseller with thousands of copies sold.

Gwen’s writing has won awards and has appeared in short story anthologies, academic journals, and newspapers such as The Ottawa Citizen and The Globe and Mail.

In order to feel rested, Gwen drinks copious amounts of tea and often throws her alarm clock out the window. She has select tea cups for select days, and she has lots and lots (and lots) of alarm clocks.