Adrienne Gear has been teaching in Vancouver, Canada for almost 20 years. After four years working as a Literacy Mentor – supporting students, teachers and schools throughout the Vancouver School District – she is happy to be back "home" in the classroom teaching part-time. When not teaching, Adrienne presents workshops, conducts demonstration lessons and facilitates teacher leadership groups throughout British Columbia and internationally in the US., UK, and Sweden. Her books have been translated into French, Swedish, Danish and Chinese. She lives in Vancouver with her husband and their two teenage sons.