Yvonne Blackwood is an African-Canadian author of three adult non-fiction books, Into Africa, A Personal Journey, Will That Be Cash or Cuffs? and Into Africa the Return. She has also published three children’s picture books in The Nosey Charlie Adventure series—Nosey Charlie Comes to Town; Nosey Charlie Goes to Court; Nosey Charlie Chokes on a Wiener. She is an award-winning short-story writer and has contributed stories to several anthologies, including Human Kindness, Canadian Voices, and Wordscape. She has published articles in magazines, including More of Our Canada, Adelaide, InTouch and Green Prints. She has written columns for Pride Newspaper, the Toronto Star, and The African Connection.