Födi, Lee E(dward) 1970-

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Födi, Lee E(dward) 1970-

PERSONAL: Born December 7, 1970, in British Columbia, Canada; Education: University College of the Cariboo, diploma (fine arts), 1990; University of British Columbia, B.A. (English literature), 1994.

ADDRESSES: Home—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Royal Fireworks Press, First Ave., Unionville, NY 10988. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer and illustrator.

MEMBER: British Columbia Writers Federation, Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia.

WRITINGS:

(And illustrator) Corranda's Crown (juvenile fantasy fiction), Royal Fireworks Press (Unionville, NY), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Corranda and the Crystal of the Cat's Eye.

SIDELIGHTS: Lee E. Födi told CA: "I wrote my first book when I was six years old. Many things have changed since Barnyard Ruckus, but my love of nature and all things wizardly have not. In fact, my ecological sensibilities and avid study of world folklore have inspired much of my writing and art, including Corranda's Crown.

"I grew up amidst the mountains, forests, lakes, and deserts of southwestern British Columbia, Canada. I studied at the University of British Columbia and have a degree in English literature and a diploma in fine arts.

"As a child, I immersed myself in such magical story lands as Narnia, Oz, and the fairy worlds of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. I still like to think of myself as a big kid, and in my own writing I try to tell the stories that I myself would have wanted to read when I was growing up."