SYLVIA TAEKEMA works as a supply teacher and volunteers in programs for children at school, church, and in the community. Her first novel, Seconds, was nominated for a Silver Birch Express Award. Sylvia lives in Chatham, Ontario.
A small-town basketball player is bullied by a teammate from a wealthier family. Set against the realistic backdrop of a struggling small town, Bad Shot explores the emotional realities of performance anxiety, socioeconomic status, and bullying.