Pat Hancock’s five Haunted Canada books combine spooky stories and eerie illustrations with interesting facts about Canadian history. Readers will be thrilled and chilled by her hair-raising stories! Haunted Canada: True Ghost Stories garnered the Saskatchewan Silver Willow Award in 2004. A longtime collector of funny but true facts about Canada, Pat is also well-known for her three collections of Crazy Canadian Trivia books.

Pat spent much of her life teaching science and English, until she retired and became a full-time parent. She says that reading to her three children sparked her interest in writing. She continues to teach English courses at the University of Toronto and Ryerson, and also leads writing workshops.