Angela Misri is an award-winning journalist, author, and educator. Her detective series, called The Portia Adams Adventures, is set at Baker Street in the 1930s, and her first middle-grade series is called Tales from the Apocalypse. Pickles vs the Zombies, the first in that middle-grade series, won the 2021 Hackmatack for fiction. Misri has an MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and has worked as a digital journalist for almost 20 years, first at the CBC and now at The Walrus. She also teaches in the journalism department at Ryerson University in Toronto.

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The image to the left is a selfie (taken by the author) taken in November 2020. You can download it here for promotional purposes.


Upcoming Events

MASC Young Authors & Illustrators Festival

The MASC Young Authors and Illustrators festival embarks on a virtual journey into the literary worlds of some of Canada’s finest creators of books for children and teens. Students in grades six to eight are invited to sign up for a day of literary events and hands-on creative workshops, working with the authors and illustrators of their choice.

Apr 23, 2022 | All-day

Funny Pages 


Hundreds of kids from Grades four through nine will enjoy a day of author presentations, comedy workshops, book-signing – and lots of laughs. Meanwhile, with a young stand-up comic as their on-site guide to the festivities, thousands of students in other parts of the Maritimes will share in the fun online.

Apr 29, 2022 |

Halifax Central Library and Online