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Robyn Gram-Barclay

Robyn Gram-Barclay

A picture book author and illustrator who writes in rhyme and illustrates in watercolour.

Bio: Robyn Gram-Barclay, is an award-winning author and illustrator, art teacher of nearly two decades, and a practicing artist. The picture book, My Good Friend, Ted! was self-published in 2021, with a follow-up book: My Good Friend, Ted! The Sea-quel in The Ocean of Colour, published in 2022.

The books, written in rhyme and illustrated in vibrant watercolour, are about Ted, a beautiful Blue Whale who is RED! Ted joins his ocean friends in fun and frolic as they navigate true friendships with kindness, respect, diversity, and acceptance. Both books have won awards including the Purple Dragonfly Book Award for Children’s Literature and the Mom’s Choice Award. Ms. Gram-Barclay is a sponsor of for which proceeds will be donated to help protect our magnificent marine life.

Literary Inspiration: Sea creature-loving son

Genre: Children’s picture books, poetry     Writes for: Children


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