Simmie, Lois (Ann)
SIMMIE, Lois (Ann)
SIMMIE, Lois (Ann). Canadian, b. 1932. Genres: Children's fiction, Novellas/Short stories, Novels. Career: Canadian novelist, short-story writer, poet, and author of children's books. Saskatoon Public Library, writer-inresidence, 198788; Saskatoon Summer School of the Arts, University of Saskatchewan Extension Department, fiction instructor; instructor at community colleges. Publications: ADULT FICTION: Ghost House (short stories), 1976; They Shouldn't Make You Promise That (novel), 1981; Pictures (short stories), 1984; Betty Lee Bonner Lives There (short stories) 1993. FOR CHILDREN: Auntie's Knitting a Baby (poems), 1984; An Armadillo Is Not a Pillow (poems), 1986; What Holds Up the Moon?, 1987; Who Greased the Shoelaces? (poems), 1989; Oliver's Chickens, 1992; Mister Got to Go: The Cat that Wouldn't Leave, 1995, in US as No Cats Allowed, 1996. OTHER: The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson: A True Story of Love and Murder (nonfiction), 1995. Contributor to anthologies and periodicals. Address: 1501 Cairns Ave., Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7H 2H5.