McKAY, Sharon E., B.A.; writer and Canadian War Artist, Afghanistan, 2009.;
b. Montreal, Que. 1954; e. York Univ. B.A. 1978; m. David Malcolm MacLeods. Angus Carlyle and Dorothy Eileen MacLeod 1976; children: Samuel David John Carlyle, Joseph Resolve; one grandson, Kai Angus;

Hons.Winner, Awards; Aurthus Ellis Award, 2009.List, Internat. Bd. on Books for Young People (Ibby) 2002; recipient, Hamilton Literary Awards 2003; Hackmatack Award 2002; IODE, Violet Downey Book Award 2001; Geoffrey Bilson Award for Hist. Fiction 2001; Sydney Taylor List, White Raven Award, UNESCO International. Youth Library 2001; Our Choice Selection, Cdn. Children's Book Centre 2001-09; . Bd. on Books for Young People (Ibby) 2002; recipient, Sshortlisted for num. other awards incl;. Gov. General's Award (2x); Canadian Library Association (CLA/YA) Best Book of the Year, White Raven, The Snow Willow (3x), MYCRA (2x), The Rocky Mountain Award (2x) Ruth Schwartz Children’s Book Award, Mr. Christie Award, Red Cedar Book Award (2x) The Willow Awards (3X), Canadian Library Association (CLA), others.

Fiction: Charlie Wilcox, Charlie Wilcox's Great War, Esther, War Brothers, Terror in the Harbour, Glass Castle, An Irish Penny, Christmas (Our Canadian Girl series), Whispers from the Ghetto, Whispers from the Camps, Whispers from Hiding, 2009-10, co-written with Kathy Kacer. Stones Over Kandahar, 2010.

Non-fiction: Good to Go, Co-written with Kim Zazour,

Adult Non-Fiction: Time Capsule, Have a Heart, Pat-A-Cake, The Little Dough Book, Kick the Can, Take A Hike, Halloween and Chalk Around the Block (children's non-fiction); Picky Eater, The New Child Safety Handbook, The New Parents Survival Handbook and Streetproofing Gently and Creatively (adult non-fiction);

Young Adult Fiction: Charlie Wilcox's Great War, Terror in the Harbour, Glass Castle, An Irish Penny, Christmas Reunion (young adult fiction, Our Canadian Girl series), Esther (young adult fiction; short-listed for Gov. Gen.'s Lit. Award for Children's Lit. 2004; Geoffrey Bilson Award; Sydney Taylor List, notable fiction with Jewish content); War Brothers (winner, Arthur Ellis Award, Best Juvenile Novel 2009);

Judge, Governor General's Lit. Awards; Canada Council for the Arts; Mmem., Writers' Union of Canada; Cdn. Library Assn Children’s Book Centre, .; Canscaipe,