Rip Betty Waterton

Sad to hear that friend and author, Betty Waterton has died at the age of 88. She published her first book, A Salmon for Simon when she was 50, and she kept on publishing until 2008.  She was one of the first kid’s book writers to write about the west coast in picture book form, and was a real inspiration for me.  Another of my favorites was A Lighthouse Dog. I hadn’t seen Betty since she moved away from the coast a few years ago to be near her children and grandchildren.  Betty touched the lives of many children through her wonderful books. It’s nice to know that her stories continue to do so.  Here’s her obit link plus the link if you want to send condolences to her family.

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  1. Ann Featherstone
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 15:08:19

    I was lucky enough to acquire and edit The Lighthouse Dog for Orca Book Publishers, and years later, A Bumblebee Sweater for Fitzhenry & Whiteside. She was shy and self-effacing, but she had a droll sense of humour that most often came out in her quirky characters. I will miss her. Rest in peace, dear Betty.

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