About the Book
About the Author
Beverley grew up on a farm in the 1940s in the small hamlet of Glen Buell, near Brockville, Ontario. Being an only child on her parents’ dairy farm presented her with wonderful opportunities to have many pet farm animals and to use her mischievous creativity to make an imaginary world of play.
After attending Ottawa Teachers’ College, her teaching experiences that spanned thirty years began in a one-room rural schoolhouse, which was followed by teaching Cree children on Moose Factory Island in James Bay. Eventually, teaching led her to the Ottawa Board of Education where she taught elementary grades and specialized in teaching English as a Second Language and Special Education Resource.
Beverley and her husband are proud parents of two sons. Beverley wrote Calamities and Cuddles with the encouragement of her family and in collaboration with Cheryl Coville, who created whimsical and delightful illustrations. Beverley currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario.