Sylvia Taekema Photograph
Photo credit: Trish Wolting-Meiboom

Sylvia Taekema is the author of four novels for middle grade readers. Her first book, Seconds, was voted a Silver Birch Express Honour Book in the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Program, 2015 and was nominated for the 2015 Diamond Willow Award. Ripple Effect and Bad Shot are listed among the Canadian Children’s Book Center’s Best Books for Kids and Teens. Her latest novel, Running Behind, was published in the fall of 2018. Sylvia works as a supply teacher and enjoys visiting libraries and classrooms in her home community of Chatham-Kent and beyond.