Tina Powell

Tina Powell

Author
OAKVILLE, ON
Genre

Picture books

Websites
Biography

Award-winning author Tina Powell entertains, inspires, and educates children through the written word. Whether it’s revealing all the wild and kooky things she has hidden in her ‘Imagination Box’ or sharing one of her bestselling children’s books, Tina Powell sparks squeals of delight and peals of laughter from her young fans.

After years as an accomplished journalist, Tina embraced the genre of children's literature. Several of her short stories were published in chickaDEE Magazine and her children’s picture books quickly became bestsellers.

Her popular picture books amuse and empower children, while celebrating the special view they have of the world. She has reached over 600,000 children and worked with companies, such as Boar’s Head Provisions, Canada Bread, Mars Canada, and Procter & Gamble, to encourage healthy eating, physical fitness and improved literacy skills.

Her children’s book If You Could See What I See… raised $58,000 for the Canadian Red Cross U.S.A. Appeal in the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and was accepted into the National September 11 Memorial Museum in NYC. Other Tina Powell titles have raised funds for the Children’s Aid Society, Kids Help Phone, Raise-a-Reader, the Jays Care Foundation, and other worthy organizations.

Tina’s latest children’s book, Fernando’s Fun-tastic Friends, puts the fun into fitness and was used by the American Diabetes Association and sponsor Boar’s Head Brand to promote the ADA School Walk for Diabetes program. This title was also selected by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as one of the Best Books for Kids & Teens.

Tina has written for Canadian Business Magazine, the Toronto Star, and Canadian Health and Lifestyle. She is the recipient of the Mississauga Emerging Literary Arts Award, an inductee into the Sheridan College Business Hall of Fame, and is a McMaster University Arch Award recipient. Her educational background includes a business degree from York University and a degree in English from McMaster University. She also has her Masters of Communication Management from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. She is a member of Canadian Children’s Book Centre and CANSCAIP.

Available for school visits, book signings, writing workshops and presentations.