It is with deep sadness that we announce that after a lengthy illness Canadian author Sharon Siamon passed away on May 18, 2015. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Sharon drew from the experiences of her growing family for her first books, including The Little Girl Who Hated Dinner based on her daughter Kate, A Puli Named Sandor about a wayward family dog, and Bokelia, based on her encounter with a pig while visiting West Glover, Vermont. She went on to write many books for juvenile readers including the Wild Horse Creek series published by Whitecap Books. Sharon’s life will be celebrated at a private gathering of friends and family. In lieu of flowers, friends may send a donation to: Wild Horses of Alberta Society, American Wild Horse Preservation or the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre.