Galadriel Watson

As a child, Galadriel planned on being a ballerina. As a teen, she planned on being a fashion designer. As an adult, she ended up being a writer.

This is good, since writing is fun!

One of her earliest masterpieces—“Amy Goes to the Olympics”—was typed by her grandmother on a manual typewriter, illustrated by Galadriel herself and bound in green construction paper. She likes to think her skills have improved since then.

And they should have. She has an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in writing. She has also done lots of other educational stuff.

While writing Extreme Abilities: Amazing Human Feats and the Simple Science Behind Them (2019), Galadriel became more flexible, started to store short grocery lists in a memory palace in her mind, and dedicated herself to meditation. Her next book (Running Wild: Awesome Animals in Motion, Spring 2020) has inspired her to look more closely at how birds fly. She has also filled her brain with other fascinating info while writing over 20 books and dozens of magazine articles for children on subjects as diverse as tigers, explorers, and rock stars. She writes for adults too. Her cat sits on her lap and keeps her warm while she types.

Her cat also helps her get up super early (sometimes). That’s when Galadriel likes to draw comics, which she has published in Canada, the United States and Wales.

After a varied life in Alberta (Jasper, Calgary and Edmonton), Quebec (Montreal) and British Columbia (Victoria), she now lives in an absolutely gorgeous small town in BC.

Annick Press books
by Galadriel Watson