Anne Laurel Carter ~ Author

Meet Canadian Author Anne Laurel Carter

Anne Laurel Carter was born in Don Mills in 1953. She’s been a mail sorter, fruit picker, dairymaid, ESL and FSL teacher, and a pianist. Her all-time favourite job was school librarian. Her eighteen books were inspired by her own experiences, sometimes her children’s adventures, or people she interviewed. She divides her time between Toronto and Nova Scotia. → Read more about Anne

Writing Workshops & Manuscript Editing

“Anne’s workshop provided support to polish my manuscript and build my confidence. It’s so helpful to work and revise with other writers, and to learn from Anne’s experience.”

— Elizabeth Cockle, International Shortlist  2014 Kids’ Book Review Unpublished Picture Book Award

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Upcoming Workshops/Events

Writer's view from the front porch.

Writing on the front porch.

Writers' Retreat in Nova Scotia,
Labour Day weekend - Sept 13th and/or Sept 13th - Sept 20th, 2015

Click here to learn more about Riverport Writers' Retreat




I'm currently working on a fantasy/romance - it's the book I would have loved to read when I was sixteen.

My recent novels explore how war affects the lives of two teenaged girls.
Last Chance Bay, is set during World War Two in a Canadian mining town, and The Shepherd's Granddaughter in the contemporary Middle East conflict. Both novels won the CLA Best Book of the Year Award (2005 and 2009). The Shepherd's Granddaughter won a Jane Addam's Honor Award for Peace and The Society of School Librarians Best International Book Award (2009). 
Under a Prairie Sky  won the Mr. Christie Best Picture Book in Canada Award  in 2003.