Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (pronounced skrip-pick) was born in Brantford, Ontario. In elementary school, she faked knowing how to read until Grade 4. Finally, she chose the thickest book she could find, Dicken’s Oliver Twist, and taught herself to read. By the time she had finished the book, she wanted to be a writer.
In high school, she wrote for her school newspaper. After graduation, she went to university to study Honours English.
Skrypuch then became the first female industrial sales rep in Canada. After four years, she returned to university and obtained her Master’s degree in Library Science.
Skrypuch worked as the Librarian at the Delhi Research Station. After the birth of her son, she began reviewing children’s books for The Expositor newspaper.
Her interest in history, especially “bits of history that people don’t know about”, inspires her stories.
Bio by Niki B.
- Hope’s War, 2001
- The Hunger, 1999 (prequel to Nobody’s Child)