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 Child, Family & Community Studies programs at Douglas College, holding a BA in Human & Social Development and MA in Child & Youth Care from the University of Victoria. She recently volunteered with Roots of Empathy, frequently presents to victim services and restorative justice students and practitioners, and is a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, Child & Youth Care Association of BC, and The Writers’ Union of Canada. 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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