Eric is a teacher and began writing for his class to entice them to become more enthusiastic readers and writers.  He has published 101 books which have been translated into fourteen languages and have won over 150 awards, including 4 Red Maple, 3 Silver Birch, a Golden Oak and children’s choice awards from across the country.  Most recently, The Rule of Three won the Sakura Medal – voted the favourite book of international school students in Japan.  In 2014 he received the Order of Canada.  Eric presents each year to more than 100,000 students across Canada and around the globe.  He is the co-founder of a children’s program in Kenya ( that provides for over 300 orphans and impoverished children in Mbooni District. For more information about Eric visit his website at or contact him at .  I spent time climbing mountains, crossing deserts, walking across countries, playing with tigers, hanging out with elephants and at space camp to research my books!