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845 Press

October 2023

ISBN: 978-1-989668-36-8

taliped is a long, erasure poem (in situ) that uses as its source text Randolph Bourne’s essay, originally titled “The Handicapped—By One of Them,” first published anonymously in 1911 in The Atlantic Monthly.

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The Pickle in Grandma's Fridge


May 2022

ISBN: 978-1-988783-85-7

What happens when fridge food turns fuzzy? Find out in this delightful children's picture book about a pickle that's been in the fridge so long it's grown legs! 

[ author classroom visits ] 

Saskatchewan Teachers and Librarians, are you looking for an author to visit your classroom? I’d love to stop by!


I'm happy to visit any grade from kindergarten to grade twelve to talk about all things writing: creating, drafting, workshopping, editing, publishing—you name it! 

I’m available for IN-PERSON visits as well as VIRTUAL visits, and would love to hear from you! 

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Funding to help cover the costs associated with reading fees and mileage can be applied for through the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild Author Reading Program. 


[ reviews ]

On The Pickle in Grandma's Fridge: "Laird’s vivid illustrations will capture the attention of readers young and old, and clear language makes reading along both easy and fun."
- Cindy Wilson, SaskBooks Reviews

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