Catherine Rondina


Catherine Rondina is a published author, educator and library assistant, whose writing career spans more than 30 years in the industry.

Her non-fiction books have won the OLA’s Silver Birch Award (2012 and 2019), the Hackmatack Award (2012) and the Teacher’s Choice Award in the United States (2008). She has also been nominated for the Rocky Mountain Book Award (2020). Catherine has published educational anthologies for grades 4-12, for publishers like, Nelson Education, Prentice Hall Ginn, Pearson Education and Gage. In addition to being an educator with George Brown College in Toronto (2007-2018), Catherine hosts a writer’s group that has produced a number of published writers. She is a dynamic presenter, having visited hundreds of schools, libraries and bookstores across Canada. 

Catherine takes great pride in her more than 37 years with the Toronto Public Library. Her career, as a Library Assistant, has allowed her to work in programming and literacy for both young adults and children.

Catherine also plays an active role in the Canadian writing community and currently volunteers on the CANSCAIP programming committee.