Kathryn Harrison – weedsinnanasgarden.com
Author / Illustrator Kathryn Harrison was educated in science and business, then worked as a marketer for over a decade before she finally turned to her creative side and was trained as an artist. In 2016, Kathryn wrote and illustrated her debut picture book, Weeds in Nana’s Garden, to help spread understanding of dementia among children. She was compelled to create this resource following her family’s own experience with her mother’s early-onset dementia. At that time, there simply weren’t many books available to explain dementia to her young children. Through the colourful illustrations and tender story in Kathryn’s book, she brings this complicated topic to a level where a child can begin to understand what is going on. Since its publication, her book has been translated into multiple languages and is available globally. In 2018, she collaborated with dementia care expert, Jaclyn Guenette, to launch another picture book about dementia, I Smile For Grandpa. Currently, Kathryn is also a member of the management team running AlzAuthors.com, a one-of-a-kind online collection of written resources about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
Both of Kathryn’s children’s books support the Alzheimer Society of Canada* with every purchase. For more information, please visit Flipturnpublishing.com.
*The Alzheimer Society of Canada is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias.