Anita Daher has been entrenched in the book publishing industry since 1995, writing middle grade and teen novels, including Wonder Horse, Two Foot Punch and Racing for Diamonds. Living in an ADHD dominated household has influenced the stories she writes, and her presentations, which are geared toward captivating those who are "attention different." In 2007 she received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Author. Aside from short stints as grave-plot seller, tour guide, and children's party clown, she's worked in aviation, publishing, and broadcasting. When not word wrangling she enjoys inhabiting characters on stage and screen. Anita is also a member of the Crosseyed Rascals clean improvised comedy troupe.

Anita is currently working on a film script, Forgetting How to Breathe, adapted from one of her novels. 

Author Note: 

I write stories about connection, whether they are wrapped up in adventure, or coming of age. As a child, I moved with my family every few years, sometimes to small and remote communities like Churchill, Manitoba, known as the polar bear capital of the world, and the tiny Inuit hamlet of Baker Lake, where I explored tundra with my Inuk friend, Sally, chasing ptarmigan and fishing. This also meant that I learned at a young age how much it hurt to say good-bye. And so subconsciously, not fully understanding until years later, looking back with adult reflection and understanding, I protected myself, insulated myself, and stopped making close bonds. I had many friends, but never those “bosom buddies” I read about in stories, and longed for.

We all seek connection, in one way or another, and I have written on this theme in over a dozen novels published in Canada and Europe. In a world that is becoming increasingly self-isolating, I think these stories are more important now than ever. I invite my young readers to find their deeper selves reflected in my stories, to feel empathy, connection and hope. 

 

COMING SOON: FORGETTING HOW TO BREATHE

Published: 2018
Publisher: Yellow Dog/Great Plains Publications

A troubled teen fights the love offered by her new foster family, afraid that accepting it means betraying the mother who abandoned her.

Thirteen-year-old Tia is angry. After her mother disappeared, she and her eight-year-old brother landed in a string of temporary foster care placements. But this time it’s different. Away from the city, in the heart of New Iceland lake country, leaving isn’t easy. When a freak, late spring snowstorm and a herd of runaway horses leads Tia to a ranch, positive change is within her grasp, but accepting the love offered by her foster family means betraying the mother who abandoned her.
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PURCHASE ON AMAZON
 
SPIDER'S SONG
 
TWO FOOT PUNCH
 
FLIGHT FROM BEAR CANYON
 
POACHERS IN THE PINGOS
 
RACING FOR DIAMONDS
 
ON THE TRAIL OF THE BUSHMAN
 
FLIGHT FROM BIG TANGLE
 
Wonder Horse
 
Itty Bitty Bits
Published by Stabenfeldt book clubs, Norway (other rights available, worldwide): Wager the Wonder Horse, The Wilderness Cure, The Hustle, Billeh the Kid.

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Elliot Grimm (rights available)

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