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Michelle Mulder

Michelle Mulder
When I was growing up in Port Moody, BC, the library was my favourite hang-out spot. Each week, I checked out as many books as I could carry, and with each book, I cracked open the cover, took a deep breath, and jumped into another life. At university, I studied literature, and between courses, I helped dig a water pipeline in the Dominican Republic and flipped burgers for a summer at a McDonald’s in Germany. When I graduated, I cycled 6000 kilometres across Canada, became a travel writer, taught creative writing in the Arctic, and worked as a simulated patient for medical students to practice on. I also married the pen pal that I’d been writing to since I was fourteen years old, and together we travelled around his home country of Argentina. I began writing for kids because kids’ books have always been the ones I most enjoyed reading. These days, when I’m not making up stories or going on adventures, I enjoy reading, swimming, baking, hiking, and pedalling my bicycle around Victoria, BC, where I live with my husband and our daughter.

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Home Sweet Neighbourhood: Transforming Cities One Block at a Time

Posted by Michelle Mulder on June 14, 2019

We really weren’t trying to upset anyone. Honest. We just wanted vine-ripened tomatoes, picked fresh (Think of them in a salad, with a bit of basil!). We had the pots, the soil, the seeds, a sunny parking spot, and no car. Bringing the little plants downstairs from our apartment seemed like an excellent plan...until I felt the wrath of an infuriated neighbour. “Gardening encourages conversations! I don’t want extra noise outside my window!”

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