Vickianne Caswell is married and has one daughter, who has an amazing gift with animals (all animals, wild or tame seem to love her). Vickianne was raised an animal lover, in the cities of Saskatoon and Regina. She has been writing at home since she was a teenager, after her father got her interested in writing when he published a poem. She has done a few articles for a small paper on animal care and continues to experience the joys of pet ownership on an acreage where the family now lives.
Vickianne began writing again in 2012 after the quiet life and animals on an acreage inspired her and is now a proud member of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild. She had wanted to create a set of children's stories in memory of her rabbit Freckles and the desire to teach morals that are sometimes forgotten. She published her first book in the series entitled, "Freckles the Bunny Series" in 2012. Since that time, she has published 4 more books in the series and a companion book that shares information about the real animals from the stories. Vickianne is currently on her second series as well. "Sherlock the Remarkable Cat Series," was published in January of 2014. She has won a Readers Favourite 5 Star Review Award for most of her stories.
Vickianne's children's books are based on her real pets with the same unique personalities. Many were unwanted, strays or rescues and each special in their own way. Every book in each series comes with "Fun Facts" and a "Behind the Story" at the back of every book. She is always more then happy to visit a school with Freckles III and put on a presentation/story hour for children.
The Saskatoon berry, known and loved throughout Saskatchewan. These berries are great as wine, pie and jam, but what else can you do with them? Take a journey with your taste buds as you try a chocolate bar or fudge, a hot or cold soup, or tiramisu. Have a cup of lemonade with your Saskatoon berry salad with vinaigrette dressing, along with your game or other meat.
A book inspired by the delicious little fruit that grows in Bruno, Saskatchewan. Bake a cake, make some soup, or if you are feeling a little saucy, add some cherry ketchup or barbecue sauce to your cherry burger. This book contains 133 recipes that contain cherries for those who love this little fruit.
Freckles loved being at home with her mom. The day her mom tells her that she must go to school, Freckles is both scared and upset. At school, she learns that things are not as scary as they seem and even made a few friends. Meet Boots, he can’t stop grooming his paws. Dreamy, she loves to nap. Tiger, thinks he’s a cat. Norma, she is shy and can move fast and Donut, who loves to do all in circles.
Freckles wants everything she sees in the stores until one day, she meets another bunny named Stew and learns just how lucky she is to have what she does. Stew's family can't afford to buy everything brand new or shop often. Freckles soon begins to think of ways to help her new friend.
Freckles and her friends have always been scared of that one house; the house where a mean, old rabbit, Mr. Loppity lives. Children have constantly avoided him but one day, Freckles learns that everyone must over-come their fears, and sometimes they can't be avoided. She learns that some things you fear most, aren't so scary after all.
Freckles is sure she will win the anti-bullying poster contest. Freckles is very disappointed when she learns Stew wins. With the help of the snobby weasel girls, she shows Stew how mad and jealous she is. Meanwhile, Freckles' lies have caused fighting among her classmates. They start lying, name calling, hitting and more.
Freckles and her friends believe that Christmas is all about presents, that is until their families decide to show them the true meaning of Christmas. Each family embarks on a magical Christmas journey, when they show their children that Christmas is about the love we have for each other. For the first time ever, meet the full family of Freckles and her friends.
The opportunity to be popular arises and Freckles soon finds herself choosing popularity over friends. Two classes get to go on a field trip to the local bakery where Boots' brother Sherlock works. Freckles has been told that Boots' family is not cool and weird. Freckles and her new crowd are laughing at others just because they're not true friends.
Sherlock seems like your average cat. He loves to play, he purrs and loves to chase after things, so why can't he meow? One day as Sherlock leaves his job at the bakery for lunch, he gets the opportunity to talk to the sweet angel of a cat that he meets in the park. Her name is Luna. Will she find out his secret? Will she like a cat who can't meow or will she laugh at him?