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Place of birth: Guelph, Ontario
In high school Beth Goobie studied and taught piano, wrote stories, and was the recipient of academic and citizenship awards. She worked for a year as a nanny in Holland, then moved to Winnipeg where she studied English literature at the University of Winnipeg (receiving the gold medal) and religious studies at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She has worked for many years with physically and sexually abused children and is concerned with issues surrounding the anger and powerlessness of those under legal age. Addressing these issues in her writing, she has published four novels for young adults and poems and short stories for an adult audience in anthologies and magazines such as Fiddlehead, Malahat Review and Quarry.
Books for Children and Young People
Group Homes From Outer Space. Don Mills, Ont.: Maxwell Macmillan
Kicked Out. Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall Canada, c1995.
Mission Impossible. Red Deer, Alta.: Red Deer College Press,
Who Owns Kelly Paddik? Illustrated by Greg Ruhl. Don Mills,
Ont.: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, c1993.
Books for Adults
Could I Have My Body Back Now, Please? Edmonton: NeWest Press,
Scars of Light. Edmonton: NeWest, c1994.