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Anita Miettunen
I am a writer and illustrator who loves exploring the natural world. Big Blue Forever is my first children's book, published by Red Deer Press in 2017. It tells the story of Canada's largest blue whale skeleton!

I’m an active member of SCBWI and currently serve as the Regional Advisor for the SCBWI Canada West chapter. Previously, I coordinated critique groups for the CAA in Ottawa and Vancouver. In 2010, I completed the Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop.

I've been lucky enough to travel to many places around the world, sometimes on my bicycle!  I have lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, England, Finland, and Japan. These days, I live close to the ocean in a little white house under a giant fir tree.







Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators