Hadley Dyer

Author | Editor | Freelance Writer | Ghostwriter


My award-winning books for young readers make complex issues accessible, while my freelance work unpacks a wide range of subjects, from international development to how to fold a fitted sheet.

As a book editor, I've collaborated with many of Canada's brightest literary talents for children and young adults and produced high-impact promotional materials: tip sheets, catalogue copy, cover copy, and more.

I'm an enthusiastic promoter of non-profits that support children's literacy and education. If your organization works in this area or otherwise supports children's rights and wellbeing, it would be my privilege to spread the word about your efforts.

I'd love to help tell your story.

Work for Hire
The Ultimate Hockey Activity Book

NEW! A high-octane activity book jampacked with feature articles, player biographies, trivia, Mad Libs, and fun games for young hockey fans.

Picture Book
Angus Is Here

NEW! A tenderly illustrated picture book about grieving the loss of a beloved family member and learning to hold onto their memory. Accompanied by a free, downloadable parental guide.

Content Writing
Making Peace With Your Skin

"We’ve all been there: staring down a pimple in the mirror, a new product clenched in our hands, hoping this will be the secret weapon."

Book Excerpt
More Than Money

Sample pages from More Than Money: How Economic Inequality Affects Everything, written with economist Mitchell Bernard, published by Annick Press.

Book Excerpt
Potatoes on Rooftops: Farming in the City

Excerpt from Potatoes on Rooftops, a book for young readers about growing food in cities, winner of the Information Book Award, published by Annick Press.

Work for Hire
Endangered Chimpanzees

Sample title from a dozen books I've written about wildlife and sports published under the Bobbie Kalman brand by Crabtree Publishing.

Sports Stories Series

I've edited a number of titles in James Lorimer & Company's exciting Sports Stories series, which features fast-paced stories by authors such as Lorna Schultz Nicholson, Bill Swan, Monique Polak, and Jacqueline Guest.

Book Excerpt
Watch This Space

Sample pages from Watch This Space: Designing, Defending, and Sharing Public Spaces, a White Ravens Award Honour Book, published by Kids Can Press.

Complete Title List

Links to information about all my books for young readers, including publishers and honours.

Chickadee: World Watch Digital Edition
School in Tanzania

"Learn fast facts about this great country! Spend a day with a Tanzanian student and read about a project that brings books to Tanzanian schools."

Owl: World Watch Magazine Series
A Helping Hand for Haiti

"Over the last few years, Haiti has seen several devastating natural disasters — from a string of hurricanes to the recent earthquake that put thousands of people in danger. Find out what Canadians are doing to help Haitians recover and prepare for the future."

Product description
I'm Cool!

SEO-optimized Amazon product description for HarperCollins.

Cover Copy
Nowhere Wild

Cover copy for a debut young adult novel published by HarperCollins.

The Globe and Mail: My Secret Summer series
Skating Stars' Ace in the Hole

Sample article from the My Secret Summer series, conversations with prominent Canadians about their summer pursuits, which I wrote for The Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail: Live Better series
How to Keep a Sharp Knife

Sample article from Live Better, a collection of how-to guides I wrote weekly for The Globe and Mail.

Canadian Family: Techwatch

Sample Techwatch column, published monthly in Canadian Family. I also wrote the magazine's annual holiday gift guide.