CARYS CRAGG writes narrative nonfiction. As a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio, her personal essays, opinions, and reviews have appeared in The Globe & Mail, The Tyee, Understorey, New York Post, The Ormsby Review, and Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, amongst others. She is faculty and coordinator in Applied Community Studies programs at Douglas College, and holds a BA in Human & Social Development, an MA in Child & Youth Care from the University of Victoria, and is completing an EdD in Educational Leadership at Western University. She recently volunteered with Roots of Empathy, presents to victim services and restorative justice students and practitioners, and is a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and Child & Youth Care Association of BC. Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father – a Globe & Mail Best 100 Book of 2017, finalist for the 2018 Hubert Evans BC Book Prize, and finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award – is her first book. Child & Youth Care in the Field: A Practicum Guidebook is her second. She lives with her son in Port Coquitlam.
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