Suzie Napayok-Short was born in Frobisher Bay and grew up in Apex and the DEW Line sites on Baffin Island. She attended residential school before moving to Coral Harbour, Nunavut, and later to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Suzie built a career as an Inuktitut translator and interpreter working for government departments and organizations across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and throughout Canada. Suzie currently lives in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with her husband, their two children, and one grandchild. She continues her work as a freelance translator and interpreter for businesses across the North. She also works with residential school survivors as an interpreter and guide, helping survivors through the legal process. Wild Eggs is Suzie's first book for children. It was inspired by egg-hunting trips she shared with her father. Jonathan Wright is an illustrator living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He's also known to dabble in the Dark Arts of animation.
"Illustrations have a soft, almost dreamy quality and serve as the
perfect accompaniment to a story about respecting and honoring
family, culture, and the world around us."
". . . [T]he perfect book to begin a child's lifelong relationship with nature."