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Rie Charles

Canadian Children's Author

About Me

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I was born in a small town in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia and returned a few years ago. In between I travelled a lot, earned a BA in Anthropology and a Masters in Social Work, and graduated from the Institute of Children's Literature.

When not writing, I hike, bike, practise yoga and harp (not together) and work in my vegetable garden, sharing the results of my labour with deer, quail and marmots. In addition, I sing in a choir and volunteer in various settings including at a seniors' centre with my harp.

I was brought up in a "punny" family and I really like to laugh a lot. I have two adult kids, a partner and three harps.



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News and Events


The 2020 Skipping Stones Honor Awards

"Just a Kid"   Category: Nature & Ecology

"33 outstanding books promote an understanding of cultures, cultivate cooperation and/or encourage a deeper awareness of nature, ecology, and diversity. They foster respect for multiple viewpoints and closer relationships within human societies.


The honored titles offer many ways to explore and understand families, cultures, places, societies and their histories for readers of all ages, from the very young readers to high school seniors and adults."
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Chocolate Lily Award 


"Just a Kid" has been nominated for the Chocolate Lily Award 2020-21 in the category Chapter Books & Early Novels (grade 2-4).

The Chocolate Lily Young Reader’s Choice Awards is a non-profit program set up to encourage B.C. children to read and enjoy books written by authors who also live in B.C. The awards are chosen by young readers. 



To contact Rie Charles email riecharles@yahoo.ca