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Andrea Torrey Balsara Balsara is an award-winning children's and young adult author/illustrator, motivational speaker, and energy medicine practitioner. Her passion is to inspire joy through storytelling and energy healing, helping young people and adults to walk “the Hero’s Journey” in real life. She writes and illustrates for young children under her full name, Andrea Torrey Balsara, and for young adults under A.T. Balsara.

Andrea is also a painter, an avid explorer of quantum physics, and a keen environmentalist. She advocates for the humane treatment of animals and regularly volunteers at a donkey sanctuary where she uses energy medicine to help previously neglected and abused animals regain their health and vitality.

Andrea Self Portrait
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Childrens YA Book Award Seal
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REV Eric Hoffer Finalist seal
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SM Dragonfly Royal Seal Winner
TGL Award Seal 2017
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Meet Andrea
Organizations

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

PEN Canada celebrates literature, defends freedom of expression and aids writers in peril.

The Canadian Children's Book Centre

The Writers' Union of Canada

Made up of more than 140 artists, artisans, photographers, writers and patrons

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