Paul Kropp (1948-2015)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Paul Kropp on August 22, 2015. Born in Buffalo, New York in 1948, Paul studied at Columbia University before receiving his M.A. from the University of Western Ontario. Paul was an author, publisher (High Interest Publishing), teacher, and generous mentor to many Canadian writers. He also served as president of CANSCAIP and was active in the organization for many years.

Paul authored more than 60 books for young people including nine books for young adults, numerous books for reluctant readers and five illustrated books for beginning readers. In addition to his children’s books, he also wrote books for adults, as well as professional development resources for teachers.