Reading at the ROM in Toronto!

Thrilled to be reading from Big Blue Forever at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto this coming weekend, for Canada Day July 1! (Psst: They have an amazing blue whale exhibit on right now until September!)



Big news!

I have some BIG news to share: Big Blue Forever will be published in early 2017 by Red Deer Press! I am thrilled and grateful this Canadian publisher has agreed to take on this “whale of a project!” It’s going to be so exciting to follow how the manuscript evolves into a picture book and I am looking forward to working with the folks at Red Deer Press in the coming months. I will post updates as the project progresses.



I’m Anita Miettunen, a Vancouver writer and illustrator who loves exploring the natural world. I’m an active member of SCBWI and previously, I coordinated critique groups for the CAA in Ottawa and Vancouver. In 2010, I completed the Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop. I hold B.Sc. (Biology) and M.Sc. degrees and I have also studied technical writing, graphic design, and fine art.


Member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators