Non Fiction in Truth Telling

In researching and writing her children’s book, Shelter: Homelessness in our Community, Lois Peterson straddled the fence between presenting verifiable facts and recognizing that there are varying opinions about the causes of and solutions to homelessness. Lois will share how she struggled to keep her balance while staying true to her own values and presenting the situation in a true light.

Lois Peterson is the award-winning author of eight books of fiction for children, and numerous short stories, essays and articles for adults.

She worked at a public library for more than 35 years, is a member of the Fellowship, and was the executive director of the Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter.