Meet Urve

shimmer at the lakeUrve Tamberg grew up in Toronto as the daughter of Estonian immigrant parents. With a B.Sc. (Physical Therapy), and a M.B.A., her management career spanned both the private and public sectors of health care. She has always been inspired by little-known stories of stubbornness, ingenuity, and bravery, so a few years ago she began to write historical fiction for teens. Darkest Corner of the World book coverUrve lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband, three children, and a little black dog named Shimmer.

Published by Dancing Cat Books in September 2012, The Darkest Corner of the World is Urve’s first novel.

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Visit the Open Book Ontario website to read Urve’s interview for their On Writing series here, and for her interview for their Fiction Craft series here.

Marsha Skrypuch interviews Urve for The Winnipeg Review here.

Dominik Kurek interviews Urve for The Oakville Beaver here .

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